[German]Some Windows 10 users are facing error 0x80244018 during installing an update or a feature upgrade. Here are a few details, what this error means and how to fix it.
What does error 0x80244018 means?
I stumbled recently upon this error code 0x80244018. A user has reported this issue within German MS Answers forum. According to my blog post Windows 10: Update errors 0x8024xxxx detailed error code 0x80244018 stands for:
Same as HTTP status 403 – server understood the request, but declined to fulfill it.
This means, the HTTP request couldn’t be solved. This is mostly caused by installed third party tools, that are hooked into internet communication.
Uninstall your antivirus software
The best recommendation is to uninstall third party antivirus software and run a clean tool from this vendor to remove installed filed. If a VPN software is installed, try to un-install this software. Then reboot the machine and try to install the update again. Within the MS Answers forum thread mentioned above, deactivating Avira Security Suite was sufficient to solve the issue.
Check whether the BITS service is running
BITS or Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a Windows service that is required to provide updates. To ensure that this service is actually running, do the following:
1 Enter Services into the search box of the taskbar, and launch the Services entry in startmenu with Run as administrator.
2. After confirming User Account Control, search in the Services window for Background Intelligent Transfer Service entry.
3. Launch the service and see, if errors occur. The start type should be ‘Automatic (delayed)’.
Then reboot Windows and try, if the updates are nor received.
Check the Proxy Settings
In some cases a proxy server is the cause for the issue. So it will be helpful to check the Internet Explorer’s proxy settings. The steps are discusses within my blog post Windows 10 V 1607 fails with Windows Update error 0x80D05001.
Reset Update Store
In some cases, resetting the Windows 10 Update Store will also help. The relevant steps are described within my blog post Windows 10: Update error 0x80240437.