So I was one of the people eager to update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 ASAP.
Most of the pages on how to force this update / upgrade provide steps which are the same as the steps on how to resolve this 80240020 issue.
The steps were laid out like this:
- Navigate to
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloadand delete the contents without deleting the folder itself
- Open Windows Update from control panel.
- Run a command prompt (cmd.exe) as Administrator
- Type command
- The windows update should start downloading the upgrade immediately. If not, try to run the command again, or restart the computer and reproduce the steps.
This helped the process to run again, but after the upgrade was downloaded and prepared for installation, it failed later with the mentioned code.
How to resolve this?