Error code 0x80240fff is currently being received by Windows 10 users. This error pops up while Windows 10 users attempt to download and instal available updates. We found that this problem is faced mainly by users who are on Windows 10 Build 10240.
If you, too, are on this construction and have the same mistake, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Rejoice, For We are here to Fix the problem once and for all. But let’s get right to the point without taking a long time.
Fixing Windows Update error 0x80240fff
We have discovered a simple solution to the problem that we will share after some analysis. Everything we’re going to do is check the Defer Upgrades option box against Defer. And you’re fixing the dilemma.
It will change the servers from which the apps are installed, which is what it will do. If this choice is chosen, there are a couple more substantial items that will change. Learn more on the Defer Upgrades page here.
Okay, so now let’s see how to allow this alternative to fix the 0x80240fff error code when upgrading.
Steps to fix Error 0x80240fff
Tried to instal updates but only got an error message? Can the message be exactly as seen at the beginning of this page? If so, perform the steps listed below.
Note: If you are using Windows Home version, then you won’t find Defer Upgrades by Performing below steps. Windows Home Users will have to download Windows Media tool and use Upgrade this PC option.
Step 1: Just press the Advanced Options button under Retry. Refer to the image above to get the idea.
Step 2: Now scroll down a bit and check the option to delay upgrades, as seen in the image below.
Step 3: That’s it, go back now and try again to instal updates. You’ll be delighted, this time, to see no errors like 0x80240fff. This time, the updates should be downloaded and installed without problems.
Alternatively, you can toggle on the Defer Upgrades option; the following can be done.
- Go to Settings.
- Click on Update & security.
- Then Windows Update.
- Click on Advanced options.
- Scroll down & Check “Defer upgrades” Option.
For now, this is the only Tweak that will address the problem to this issue, we know that it is not always advised to do this because this alternative causes a lot of stuff that impact the changes.
Let us know if this tiny tweak helps you in the comments below to address the error. Even if this doesn’t work and you have some other way to solve this dilemma, let us know. Using so would cause others to have the same Code 0x80240fff issue when upgrading Windows 10.