Error code 0x80240438 is a Windows Update error that occurs when your system fails to connect to the Windows Update servers to download and install the latest updates. This error 0x80240438 can occur on any Windows operating system, including Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
The most common cause of this Error Code 0x80240438 is a problem with your internet connection. If you have a slow or unstable internet connection, your computer may not be able to connect to the Windows Update servers. Other possible causes include corrupted or missing system files, a misconfigured Windows Update service, or a conflict with third-party antivirus software.
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To ensure that your computer is properly connected to the internet, verify that your network connection is functioning correctly. You can do this by attempting to access various websites and confirming that you can browse the web without any issues.
According to reports from multiple customers, it has been shown that disabling IPV6 under the Network settings can successfully resolve error 0x80240438 on their personal computers. As a result, we have included this option in our list of potential solutions, and the steps to follow are as follows:
Consider checking if your connection to the Microsoft Update Servers is being blocked by your firewall or antivirus software. If so, try disabling these programs temporarily to determine if this resolves the issue.
Enabling a proxy connection on your PC can lead to various bugs and issues. If you are encountering the error code 0x80240438 when trying to open the Store app, it is recommended to disable the proxy and try again.
Follow the below mentioned way to fix this issue –
Go to Settings> Update and Security> View Update History
Check which unique update has failed. Updates that have failed to set up that will show install Failed below the Status column.
Next, go to the Microsoft Download Centre,
Search for that updates Once you discover it, download, and set up it manually.
Windows has a built- in troubleshooter that can check and fix common Windows Update problems.
Go to Settings> Update & Security> Troubleshoot> Windows Update to run the troubleshooter.
Still, try to reset them to their default settings, If the Windows Update factors are corrupted. To Do this by running the following below mentioned commands in an elevate Command Prompt
Check for malware or virus infections by running a full system scan with your antivirus software.
Still, you may need to communicate out Microsoft chat support team for further solutions in resolving the error code 0x80240438, If none of these step’s work.