This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 80246005 or 0x80246005 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: 78 updates – KB2545698, KB254766, KB915597
Error(s) found: Code 80246005 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 80246005 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError8317.log
Source: System
Event ID: 2850
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: User
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 1.1.2923.80551, time stamp: 0×11874879
  • Faulting module name: Windows  event.dll, version: 8.0.5466.98065
  • Exception code: 0xb03c576f
  • Fault offset: 0xb06g926e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×488
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800e8b45436779
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: a9a84f61-9293-83b9-6883-8877acd4e443
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80246005
  • 80246005
  • WindowsUpdate_80246005e
  • 80246005e
  • 0x80246005
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Cause of 80246005 Windows Update Error Code

  • System is infected with Virus/Adware
  • Temporary Internet store location contains active threat

How to Resolve Windows Error 80246005

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Check Proxy Server Settings

1. In Start Searchbox type “CMD” (without qoutes)
2. Click on CMD.
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)

 netsh winhttp show proxy 

Check Proxy Setting

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

If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

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

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error code 80246005 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.

You can chat one-on-one with one of our Microsoft Certified Support Representative 24/7 by clicking on the Chat button.

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Last Updated: 14/01/2016
Solution ID: 275474

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