FIX: Error 0x80240034 Windows 10 version 1803 Failed to Download or Install. (Solved)

Last updated on July 5th, 2018

The following error is displayed in Windows Update:  Feature Update to Windows 10, version 1803, failed to download (or "failed to install"), with error code: 0x80240034. The error 0x80240034 in Windows 10 update, commonly occurs because during the download process the Internet connection or the connection with the Microsoft's update servers, was interrupted for some reason.

Error 0x80240034 Windows 10 version 1803 Failed to Download or Install.

 

To fix the error 0x80240034 when downloading or installing the Windows 10 v1803 update, follow the instructions mentioned below.

How to FIX: Windows 10 version 1803 Download/Install Error 0x80240034

Solution 1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Solution 2. Force Windows to re-create the Windows Update Store folder.
Solution 3. Update Windows 10 using the ISO file.

 

Solution 1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

The first method to resolve the Windows 10 Update error 0x80240034, is to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool, in order to fix problems with the Windows Update.

1. Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, according to your Windows Version .

windows update troubleshooter

2. Restart your computer.
3. Check for updates.

 

Solution 2. Force Windows to re-create the Windows Update Store folder.

The second method to fix problems with the updates in Windows 10, is to recreate the Windows Update Store folder ("C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"), which is the location where Windows stores the downloaded updates. To do that:

1. Simultaneously press the Windows image + R keys to open run command box.
2. In run command box, type: services.msc and press Enter.

services.msc

 

3. Right click on Windows Update service and select Stop.

 

windows update service stop

 

4. Then, open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows folder.

5. Select and Delete the “SoftwareDistribution” folder.*
(Click Continue at "Folder Access Denied" window).

* Note: The next time that the Windows Update will run, a new empty SoftwareDistribution folder will be automatically created by Windows to store updates.

softwaredistribution

 

6. Restart your computer and then try to install the update.

 

Solution 3. Update Windows 10 using the ISO file.

The final method to bypass the error 0x80240034 in Windows 10 v1803, is to install the update from a Windows 10 ISO file. To do that:

1. Navigate to Microsoft's Download Center and click Download tool now to download the Media Creation Tool.
2. After download, run the Media Creation Tool and then Accept the License terms.
3. At the next screen select Create installation media for another PC & click Next.

Windows 10 version 1803 Failed download

 

4. Leave the default Language, Edition and Architecture settings and click Next.
5. At the next screen, select ISO file and click Next.

Windows 10 version 1803 Failed Install,

 

5. Then click Save and save the Windows ISO file to your computer.
6. Now be patient until MCT download the Windows 10 ISO file.

7. When the download is completed, disconnect your PC from the Internet.
8. (Optional): If you have installed a 3rd party antivirus, then it is better to disable it.
9. Double click at the Windows ISO file to open it.
10. Double click at setup application and follow the instructions to upgrade your PC.

setup windows 10

 

That’s it! Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving your comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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