Sometimes Windows 10 refuse a restart during installing an update or a feature upgrade. Instead an error 0x8024a112 will be shown within the settings app. Here are a few details how to solve this issue.
I was facing this error recently during installing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15058. After selecting the button Restart now within the Windows Update Settings page I received an error 0x8024a112 and a restart was refused.
I got also a message ‘We’re having trouble restarting to finish the install. Try again in a little while. If you keep seeing this, try searching the web or contacting support for help. This error code might help: (0x8024a112)’
Needless to say, that it didn’t help to try it again. Also my blog post Windows: How to decode update 0x8024…. errors wasn’t too helpful, because the error code 0x8024a112 wasn’t documented in the sources I had access to.
My solution to fix update error 0x8024a112
Because Windows Update refuses to restart Windows I opened start menu, select On/off and the Restart in sub menu. This forced Windows 10 to shutdown successfully and reboot afterward. After login I went back to Windows Update in Settings app and tried to initiate a restart again. This time I was successful. I guess, that a service has been terminated or another update was waiting for restart and has blocked the restart feature.