0x8024001e error message during Windows Update KB3093266

When you install the Windows 10 update KB3093266 occurs apparently often the Windows Update 0x8024001e 10 error code on how your here on the picture below to see can. This is an original image of a Windows 10 Anniversary version when installing the cumulative update for x64 based Windows systems.


The error is heavily discussed in the various Internet forums and the following procedure should usually eliminate the problem.

Troubleshoot 0x8024001e

First of all you should restart your PC and then end the “Windows Update” and “BITS” via the Windows service management . Only when these two services have ended can the directory “% windir% Distribution” be deleted or renamed. The best way to do this is with the following command.

RD / s / q% windir% SoftwareDistribution

Then you can start the two services again and try again to install the Windows updates. Now the update error 0x8024001e should no longer occur.

Temporary internet files

It can also be helpful to delete the user’s temporary internet files and to check the storage location. You will find the necessary settings for the temporary internet files once under

Control Panel Internet Options General Settings Temporary Internet Files

or faster over

INETCPL.CPL General Settings Temporary Internet files

There you should check whether the location of the files is on your Windows system partition . If not, you should adjust it accordingly and delete the content of this temporary data. Deleting works very easily via the General tab of the Internet settings .

Then you restart the system and try again to install the missing Windows updates.

You can find more useful information on Windows update problems in many articles here on Windows FAQ , which also deal with numerous Windows error codes.

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