Windows 8.1 suddenly reported from the notification area that it hasn't been able to run updates for over a while now. The metro-style update app doesn't tell me much about why the updates are failing, but the desktop-app does have a message (some emphasis mine):
Windows could not search for new updates
There was a problem checking for updates.
Error(s) found: Code 80244007
It looks like this:
The weird thing is, if I check the update history, I do actually see more recent updates:
I've tried a few things to get this resolved.
First I've tried various ways of shutting down- and restarting my PC, hoping it would miraculously start finishing the updates. This did not work.
Second, I've gone through MS Knowledgebase 2883975 that describes my problem...
...which told me to go to MS Knowledgebase 2883201
...which told me to either run Windows udpate :P
...or to go to the MS Download Center
...where I should search for "KB2883201"
...where I chose the Windows 8 x-64 download
...which gave me:
This update is not applicable to this comptuer
I thought that it made some sense, because the filename has "RT" in it. So I also tried the plain Windows 8 download, but it presents me the same error message.
Third, I did some more searching also got me to a page that promises this error will be solved by running some "Windows Repair Tool" executable, but the page is very vague and generic so I've held back trying it.
Finally, a related post on answers.microsoft.com suggested running
sfc /scannow, which I tried but came back with no problems after 100% verification.
As a (probably important) footnote, I think I'm probably debet to this problem. When setting up my PC I mistakenly chose "Windows 8 Enterprise" from my MSDN subscription, even though I'm not in an enterprise situation (I should've picked any kind of "Pro" version I guess). We have no server distributing updates for our domain, or anything like that.
I need my Windows 8 installation to get updates on its own. This has worked just fine in the past, only recently has it started getting problems.
Anyways: what can I do to get Windows to start updating again?
Here's any additional pieces of info that may (or may not) be important:
- My PC is part of a small domain. We have no centralized updates-distributing server (like I mentioned, I installed the Enterprise addition by mistake).