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Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B"

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
When you try to install updates by using the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive the following error message:
0x8024000B
CAUSE
This problem may occur if Windows Update or Microsoft Update cannot read the update manifest.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, rename the Spupdsvc.exe file, and then try to install the updates again. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Copy the following text, paste it into the Run box, and then click OK or press ENTER:
    Cmd /c ren %WinDir%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old
  3. Try to install the updates again. If you still cannot install the updates, see the "References" section for information about how to contact Windows Update support or Microsoft Update support.
REFERENCES
For more information about how to troubleshoot problems with Windows Update or Microsoft Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
0x8024000B 8024000B
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Article ID: 958040 - Last Review: 09/29/2008 17:52:49 - Revision: 1.0

  • Microsoft Windows Update
  • Microsoft Update
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
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