Error code “0x80244018” indicates that your computer was unable to install the latest Windows updates. Keeping your computer up to date is essential if you want to access the latest features and keep threats at bay. If you get the error code “0x80244018“, follow the troubleshooting steps below.
Solution of Windows 10 “0x80244018” Update Error
Error code “0x80244018” indicates that your system files may be damaged or corrupted. We will fix it with the following method. We will check if you can install the latest updates.
First, we run the command line as administrators. We run the commands one by one as in the figure below. We restart our computer.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Windows Update Service
We make sure that the Windows Update service is running in the background. We try to reboot. We restart the same steps “Background Intelligent Transfer Service” and “Cryptographic Service“.
To rename the SoftwareDistribution folder, we start the Command Prompt again as administrator and run the following commands separately.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Windows Update Completion
After the completion of the processes, you will see that the Windows update problem has been resolved on the screen below.