Windows 10 Update failed? Here’s how to fix it.


Are you getting Failed Updates for Windows 10?

Win10-UpdateHistoryFor me on a number of machines, I was getting error code 80240020.

Win10-UpdateHistory2The problem is due to a previously corrupt download.

To fix this and re-download Windows 10 update, do the following:

  1. Delete everything in “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download”
  2. Press Win+x and click “Command Prompt (Admin)
  3. Type in “wuauclt.exe /updatenow” then enter to start the update process
  4. Go to Control Panel, Windows Update to confirm the download has started