(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

Error Code 8024402C

Error Description

Error Code 8024402C is commonly occurred in the Windows OS when access to the Microsoft Update website or the Windows Update is denied. This results in the display of error, indicating the stopped Windows updates.

Windows OS Details

Error Code 8024402C may be occurred in versions of the below mentioned Windows Operating Systems.

  • Windows 7 OS
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 OS
  • Windows 10 OS

How to know that its error code 8024402C?

It’s beneficial to recognize the error in Windows updates soon, when it comes on your computer. Early detection of 8024402C Error code results in saving a lot of time. Act calmly, it’s a known genuine error and can be rectified out easily.

The signs that let you know of the Error Code 8024402c are-

  • Windows updating process will stop.
  • Access is denied error message displayed on the computer screen.

Reasons of Error Code 8024402C occurrence

Many reasons may contribute to the error code 8024402C. Though the major ones are as, mentioned below:

  • Firewall restrictions on the updates website.
  • Antivirus protection settings.
  • Unavailability of the Internet connection.
  • Incorrect (DNS) Domain Name System settings.
  • Computer system connected to a network at work.
  • Computer system connected with the home network.

Ways to Crack the Error Code 8024402C

Suggestion 1: Turn the programs off during the Updates

If you have programs as like anti-spyware software, firewalls, Internet security, web accelerators, proxy servers or the antivirus program installed on your computer, then turn them off during the installing or downloading of the updates. They might cause obstacles in running the Windows Update and result in the form of error.

Suggestion 2: Contact Network Administrator, in case of Network Connection at work

If your PC or laptop is connected to a network at work, then you get updates through the (WSUS) Windows Server update services that allow the network administrator to manage and deploy the updates on a particular network. In this case, you should contact with your network administrator for permission to allow the updates.

Suggestions 3: Check for the Internet connection

You should ensure that your computer has the proper connectivity to the Internet. This is a noteworthy point that should be checked every time while checking for updates.

Suggestion 4: Set browser to automatically detect the Local Area Network (LAN)

If your laptop or computer system is directly connected to the Internet connection, then you should do settings in your computer browser, so that it will automatically detect the Local Area Network. To change the browser settings, you should perform the following steps:-

  • Click Internet Optionsà Start àControl PanelàNetwork and InternetàInternet options.
  • Click Connectionsà
  • Select Automatically detect settings in the automatic configuration and click Ok.
  • Your LAN settings are changed.

Suggestion 5: Check the Domain Name System (DNS)

You should check your local DNS to ensure that whether you are connected to the Internet or not. If the DNS setting is incorrect, then make them correct and check for the updates again.


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