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Windows update error code 80244019

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#1 ktyure


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:44 AM

Hi everyone,


I have been having trouble using windows update on my computer. Basically, everytime I try to update I recieve error code 80244019 that states that there was a problem checking for updates and windows could not search for a new update. I googled the error code and on the windows website it said that the most common case is that a virus has turned off my windows update. I ran both my anti-virus program (Trend Micro) and spybot search and destroy but I still have this error. Please help.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:02 PM



Looks like your system should be checked for malware.



#3 ktyure

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

Thanks Hamluis. I'll do that.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:59 PM

While a virus is always possible, I had the same inability to download any  Microsoft updates  either manually or automatically, getting error code 80244019, as of Windows 10 release on 7-29.  I am using windows 8.1.  I don't plan to update to Win 10 for at least several months until, I hope, Microsoft corrects more weirdness, like this, etc.  However, it would be scary not to get any security updates for 8.1 home for an extended period.  Unchecking the "other updates" worked instantly for me to be able to check for the main updates.  If I recheck it, the error code comes back the next time I try to get updates until I uncheck it again. My path in Win 8.1 Home is Control Panel, Windows Update, Change Settings, then, at bottom, uncheck Microsoft Update (other products).

 I did spend considerable time researching on the internet since the MS site suggested totally useless solutions and the error code mislead many more knowledgeable on the internet.  MS still has not even acknowledged that Win 10 has broken this,  but I can do without the "other updates" for quite a while since I don't use many of the free "other" programs and none of the paid ones like Word (LibreOffice for me). Why pay extra for problems like this?   Mucho thanks the internet posters who figured out the work around.     JS10013

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