This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 80244016 or 0x80244016 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: 24 updates -KB29193
Error(s) found: Code 80244016 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 80244016 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   40 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError8963.log
Source: Device-manager
Event ID: 8444
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Critical Error
User: System
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 3.2.2302.99192, time stamp: 0×79889422
  • Faulting module name: Windows  log.dll, version: 4.2.9838.69729
  • Exception code: 0xc05g418b
  • Fault offset: 0xe04a489e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×619
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800e9c67261346
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: d3e44f57-8784-12e9-4953-1315edg2e971
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80244016
  • 80244016
  • WindowsUpdate_80244016e
  • 80244016e
  • 0x80244016
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Cause of 80244016 Windows Update Error Code

  • Incompatible Internet proxy configuration
  • System Level Conflict

Steps to resolve Windows Error Code 80244016

Step 1: Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall Setting

1. Hold Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter Firewall.cpl and Press 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:  Disable any installed Antivirus/Malware/Adware Program Temporarily:

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error code 80244016 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: 17/02/2016
Solution ID: 724567

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