When Windows Updates attempts to connect to the server and fails it will trigger the error 80244019. What does this mean, and how can you fix it?
The feature that is responsible for keeping your system secure by checking for updates is called Windows Updates. It checks with the Update Server and applies any updates that are necessary. It constantly, and continuously works in the background checking for updates and applying them. However, bearing in mind that it is in charge of securing updates for a lot of different programs, there is a lot that can go south.
And, when something does go wrong and the Windows Update feature stops working, it will trigger an error message with a code. This code will help you determine the root of the issue and direct you towards fixing it. And, for this guide, we will focus on the error 80244019. So, how can you address this issue?
Fix #1: Reset Windows Update Components (Windows 7)
Microsoft usually tries to keep up with fixes. And they have done so by releasing a fix it under the number 50202 which you can use to reset update components. The rest of the updater will usually resolve this issue on Windows 7. You can simply download the file and use it. Once you run it, agree to the terms and conditions, click Next to proceed, and make sure to check “Aggressive Mode” before clicking on Next again. Give it some time to wrap things up and reboot the system. Once it does that, it will look for updates once more. If the issues are still there, go on to the following fix.
Fix #2: Use DEP
Turning on DEP will help for most users that use Windows 7, 8, and 10. The Data Execution Prevention feature will restrict any interruptions to Windows Updates. You can turn it on by following the guide below.
- Open the Run dialog (Win+R) window.
- In it, paste sysdm.cpl and press enter.
- From there you should go to the advanced tab and click on settings.
- A new window will pop up, you should go to Data Execution Prevention tab.
- In it, you choose the first option and click on OK. This will only use DEP for essential services.
After all of that is done, simply restart your computer.
Fix #3: Limit Windows Update
Windows Update servers may refuse your request for updates. This usually happens if your system is requesting them incorrectly. What you can do to help this is to disable updates for other programs and run it again. If that works, and Windows successfully updates, you can re-enable the updates for said programs too. Just follow this guide.
- Open the control panel and scroll until you find Windows Update.
- Click on it and then go to change settings.
- In the new menu simply untick/tick the box next to give me updates for other products and click ok.
- Changing the setting of the windows update might help you. Restart your computer and test it out.
Fix #4: Update the System Manually
Sometimes, the issue might originate in the update the Windows Updates is trying to apply. So, manually installing the update might work and correct the issue. First, check the update history in Windows Updates and note down the update number for the unsuccessful update. You can do it by going to your Control Panel and searching for Windows Update. When you find it, check the history by clicking on View Update History. Use Google to search for the update by using the update number. From there, simply go to the Microsoft site and download said update.