This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 80242FFF or 0x80242fff if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updated were not installed. Failed: 83 updates
-KB2785220,KB2699988
Error(s) found: Code 80242FFF Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 80242FFF Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Critical
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError7603.log
Source: Device-manager
Event ID: 2389
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: User
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 3.5.6247.54388, time stamp: 0×20325947
  • Faulting module name: Windows  log.dll, version: 8.8.9875.60012
  • Exception code: 0xa05a688d
  • Fault offset: 0xb08g717e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×617
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800f6d25575524
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: a4c95g46-4796-66b2-8334-9769eef2g743
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80242fff
  • 80242FFF
  • WindowsUpdate_80242FFFe
  • 80242FFFe
  • 0x80242FFF
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Cause of 80242FFF Windows Update Error Code

  • System is infected with Virus/Adware
  • Microsoft Windows internal Application Conflict

Steps to resolve Windows Error Code 80242FFF

Step 1: Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall Setting :

1. Press Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Type Firewall.cpl and Click OK.

3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

Step 2: Check for corrupt system files:

1. In Start Searchbox type “CMD” (without quotes)
2. Click on CMD
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “system” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 80242FFF should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 01/01/2016
Solution ID: 955640

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