Fixing Windows Update Error 0x8024000E

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The Windows update error code 0x8024000E is normally displayed as “WU_E_XML_INVALID”. The message associated with this update error code is “Windows Update Agent found invalid information in the XML data of the update.


This problem could have occurred for these reasons:

1. Incorrect Windows update settings.

2. corrupted Windows Update components.

How To Repair Windows Update Error 0x8024000E?

Using Windows Update Troubleshooting


I suggest you run “Windows Update Troubleshooting” to diagnose the exact problem.

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a. Press the Windows key on the keyboard.

b. Type “Troubleshooting” without quotation marks in the search field.

c. In the left pane, select View All.

d. Then select the Windows Update option from the list and follow the instructions on the screen.

Clean the Windows Update temporary cache folder


Press Windows + R to launch the Run command box.
Type “%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore” in the command box and click OK.
This will open Windows Explorer in the correct location.
Delete all the contents of this folder.

Manual editing of the Windows Registry

registry editor - Another installation is in progress in Windows 10

This process only works well if you are working with a single registry entry. Otherwise, you’ll spend days customizing thousands of registry entries. You can edit the Windows registry at any time by typing “regedit” in the command menu. From there, you can browse hundreds of thousands of registry entries to find the one responsible for 0x8024000e.

Checking errors with Windows update history

windows update history

You must review and determine the error code by checking your update history.

Open Settings.
Click on Update and Security.
Click on Windows Update.
Click on the Advanced Options link.
Click on the link to view your update history.
Click on the update link that could not be installed and look for errors or information that could help you understand the problem.

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