Windows 10: Windows 10 Insider Preview 14986 (rs_prerelease) - Error 0x80242006 Solved

  1.    08 Dec 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Insider Preview 14986 (rs_prerelease) - Error 0x80242006

    Getting the following error when trying to update to the latest release 14886:

    Windows 10 Insider Preview 14986 (rs_prerelease) - Error 0x80242006

    All updates prior to this release worked fine.

    Any suggestions?
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #2


    Right click on an empty space on the desktop and select "New" > Text Document and open it.

    Select the following code and paste it into the open file:

    net stop wuauserv
    CD %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
    Ren Download Download.old
    net start wuauserv
    In Notepad's menu select File > "Save as" *.* and name it Rename.bat.
    Right click it and select "Run as Administator" and let it run.

    Relaunch Windows Update.

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  3.    10 Dec 2016 #3

    fdegrove - I ran the suggested bat file and the same error code was displayed when trying to update.

    I then renamed the c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to OLD, rebooted and tried the update again.
    This time I got error 0x80240031.

    Next, I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter, rebooted, and checked for updates.
    This time it found the update, downloaded, and installed.

    Now at release 14986.

    Hope this helps others.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    10 Dec 2016 #4

    Dear fdegrove & snifferpro
    I applied the options you specify, respectively, but the results are still negative. I guess it has a different problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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