Service registry corruption errors occur frequently for many users when they update Windows on their computers. This error occurs when you stop downloading the update or the download fails due to network issues. This error has also shown up as 0x8024402c error. This error means that you have some corrupted files on your computer that are preventing Windows from updating. So, you need to remove these files to fix this error and update your Windows.
These are some methods that will help you find a solution to this error.
Solution 1 – Check Windows services
Windows services are the essential processes that must always be in the running state to keep your computer running smoothly. There are some services that are stopped and due to this service registration may be corrupted or missing.
STEP 1 – Press Windows and R together to open the Run box. Type service.msc and press Enter.
STEP 2 – Locate Windows Update service from the services list and double click on properties to open.
Windows Update services
STEP 3 – Check the status of the service when it is stopped, and then click start key to change the status to Running.
Start the Windows Update Services
STEP 4 – Select Automatic from the drop-down menu in the Startup Type option. Click OK.
Automatic Startup Update
STEP 5 – Locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service in the services list and repeat steps 3 and 4 for this service.
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
STEP 6 – Locate Cryptographic Service and repeat steps 3 and 4 for this service.
Solution 2 – Run commands from the command prompt
The Windows Community Forum has suggested running these commands to fix this error. Follow the steps below to perform the operation.
STEP 1 – Press windows key, search for Command Prompt and select Run as administrator from the right-click menu.
Cmd as admin
STEP 2 – Copy and paste the following code into the text area of the command prompt and press enter.
Wait for the process to complete and now check whether you can update your Windows or not.
Solution 3 – Delete registry value
The Windows registry stores all the values and important settings of the operating system. We can remove some corrupted files by deleting their values from the registry in Windows to get back a default value and the error can be sorted out.
STEP 1 – Press Windows and R together to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.
STEP 2 – Click Yes in the user access control pop-up. It opens the Windows Registry Editor window.
STEP 3 – Click on the address bar and paste the following address there and press Enter.
Address bar of the registry
STEP 4 – Locate the ThresholdOptedIn in the right pane and select delete
from the right-click menu.
After deleting the ThresholdOptedIn file, check whether the Windows Update is working or not.
Solution 4 – Search for corrupted files via Command Prompt.
STEP 1 – Press the Windows key, search for command prompt and select Run as administrator from the right-click menu.
Cmd as admin
STEP 2 – In the command prompt window, type sfc/scannow and press Enter.
Scan command line
This command will start scanning for corrupted files on your computer. This process may take some time. So be patient and wait until the process is complete. It will automatically repair damaged files on your computer