0x80240034: Windows 7, 8, 10 update error

When upgrading Windows OS of the new generation, as a rule, it does not always do it correctly. And if in rare cases problems with connection or access to Microsoft servers are to blame for this, then the most common reason for errors is problems with the system. One of these errors is an error updating Windows of various generations with the code 0x80240034. Error code 0x80240034. And in this article we will look at possible solutions to this problem.

Error 0x80240034 when installing updates Windows 7, 8, 10: how to fix

An unsuccessful attempt to install Windows OS updates can occur for a number of reasons. Here are some of them:

  • High load on Microsoft servers.
  • Lack of or problems with Internet access.
  • Low internet speed.
  • Problems in the work of the Update Center.
  • Malfunctions of the main operating elements of the OS.
  • Conflict between the Update Center and the antivirus.
  • Incorrect work of working libraries of NET Framework, specifically version 3.5.

If you were unable to install the update and the installer was interrupted with code 0x80240034. How to fix error 0x80240034? There are several ways you can try to help resolve the situation. The main thing is to check the functionality of the updates after each of the options.

Method one. Troubleshooter

The most obvious, for some reason rarely used method of solving such an error, and of many others, is the system utility “Troubleshooter”. To use this method, do the following:

  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Go to Troubleshoot.
  • Click on “Troubleshoot with Windows Update”.
  • Wait for the OS utility to complete the troubleshooting workflow.

This method helps in most cases, but sometimes it happens that you have to resort to other options.

Method two. Configuring services.

Incorrectly configured OS services can also significantly affect the occurrence of error 0x80240034 when updating. Let’s see how to fix this by configuring Windows services:

  • Go to Start and select “Run” or use the combination Ctrl + R.
  • Enter cmd to start the console.
  • In the console, write the following lines one at a time, following the end of each line with Enter:

SC config wuauserv start = auto SC config bits start = auto SC config cryptsvc start = auto SC config trustedinstaller start = auto

  • Restart your PC.

This helps in the event that some OS services are malfunctioning or fail during the update process. But sometimes the problem lies in other elements of the system.

Method three. .NET Framework setup

One of the most important elements in the work of modern operating systems from Microsoft and their applications is the NET Framework service. In the new generation Windows operating systems, Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, this service is built-in, but disabled by default. You need to activate the service and here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Go to “Programs and Features”.
  • Click Turn Windows features on or off.
  • Check NET Framework 3.5 service and click OK.
  • Restart your PC.

This method will help to solve many problems that arise not only during the update, but sometimes the update function itself may fail.

Method four. Reset Update Center

Sometimes the Update Center itself does not work correctly, which as a result leads to numerous errors. You can fix them in the following way:

  • Go to Start and select “Run” or use the combination Ctrl + R.
  • Enter cmd to start the console.
  • In the console, write the following lines one at a time, following the end of each line with Enter:

net stop bits net stop wuauserv appidsvc net stop net stop cryptsvc Del “% ALLUSERSPROFILE% Application DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloaderqmgr * .dat” sc.exe sdset bits D: (A ;; CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC ;;; SY) (A ;; BADR; CCDP; (A ;; CCLCSWLOCRRC ;;; AU) (A ;; CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC ;;; PU) sc.exe sdset wuauserv D: (A ;; CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC ;;; SY) (A ;; CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRS ;; CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRS ;;; BA; ; CCLCSWLOCRRC ;;; AU) (A ;; CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC ;;; PU) cd / d% windir% system32 regsvr32.exe atl.dll regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll regsvr32. exe browseui.dll regsvr32.exe jscript.dll regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll regsvr32.exe msxml.dll regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll regsvr32.exe softpub.dll regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll regsvr32. exe gpkcsp.dll regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll regsvr32.exe ole32.dll regsvr32.exe shell32.dll regsvr32.exe initpki.dll regsvr32.exe wuapi .dll regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll regsvr32.exe wups.dll regsvr32.exe wups2.dll regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll regsvr32.exe muweb.dll regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll netsh winsock reset netsh winhttp reset proxy net start bits net start wuauserv net start appidsvc net start cryptsvc

  • Restart your PC.

As a result, all the services of the OS Update Center will work normally, which will help fix the error.


In order to get rid of the Windows update error, you need to use one of the following methods – check the OS through the built-in Troubleshooter service, configure the startup of system services, activate NET Framework version 3.5, or reset the Windows Update settings to standard. If this does not help, then it is worth checking the OS more thoroughly, including making sure that there are no viruses on the PC.

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