This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 80246017 or 0x80246017 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 updates were not installed. Failed: 83 updates
Error(s) found: Code 80246017 Windows update encountered an unknown error.
– Failed to download the new preview build, please try again later. 0x80246017 – fbl_impressive Core 10074 – Error 0x80246017

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 80246017 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   50 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError6462.log
Source: Service Control manager
Event ID: 1545
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: System Error
User: Admin
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 8.0.8964.13108, time stamp: 0×61113767
  • Faulting module name: Windows  update.dll, version: 9.8.9001.87695
  • Exception code: 0xe02c209a
  • Fault offset: 0xe08e162f
  • Faulting process ID: 0×828
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800g5a88499717
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: c1f89f31-5993-64g6-5182-8963aee8c123
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_80246017
  • 80246017
  • WindowsUpdate_80246017e
  • 80246017e
  • 0x80246017
  • fehler code 80246017, foutcode 80246017, fejlkode 80246017, code d’erreur 80246017, codice di errore 80246017, feil kode 80246017, cod de eroare 80246017, código de error 80246017

Cause of 80246017 Windows Update Error Code

  • Application Conflict
  • System DLL files conflict

How to Resolve Windows Error 80246017

Step 1: Disable Windows Firewall Temporarily :
1. Hold Windows Key + R and Enter “Firewall.cpl” (without quotes)
2. 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 if your network is behind Proxy:

1. In Start Searchbox type CMD
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 80246017 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: 26/02/2016
Solution ID: 889718

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