Windows 10 updates tend to trigger the 0x80240031 error. Corrupted system files or interrupted updates mostly cause the error. The 0x80240031 error causes a sudden halt during Windows update.
In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to fix the 0x80240031 error on Windows 10. The method shared in this tutorial should work on Windows 8 or later.
Double press “Windows Key + I” to open the Windows settings as shown below. You then need to find and select the ‘Update & Security’ option as illustrated below:
Select ‘Windows Update’ option on the left panel as shown below. You then need to select ‘Advanced Options’ as shown in the illustration below.
Navigate to the bottom of the advanced options and click on ‘Delivery Optimization’ as illustrated below:
You now need to disable ‘Allow downloads from other PCs’ by turning off the switch shown in the image below:
You have completed the first part of this tutorial.
You now need to download the Reset Windows Update tool. The tool is responsible for fixing the Windows update bug version. Click on the link below to download the tool from the official website.
Note: You need to download the file that matches your Windows system, i.e., 32/86 bits or 64 bits
Find your downloaded file as shown below then run as administrator. You need to follow the install wizard to install the ‘Reset Windows Update Tool.’
Once installed, find the new shortcut on the desktop and right click to run as admin as shown below:
A blue screen will appear as shown below. You need to set up your language if you are running the tool for the first time.
Note: After choosing your option, you need to hit the ‘Enter’ key to confirm your choice.
You also need to agree to the terms and conditions by hitting ‘y’ followed by the ‘Enter’ button.
You should now see all the available Reset Windows Update Tool functionalities. It is recommended to run option 6 (Runs the System File Checker tool) first to ensure that the Windows Update bug does not corrupt your operating system.
You need to wait for the System scan to finish running. To avoid any errors, you need to ensure that you have closed all other Window programs previously running. Once complete, press any button to return to home.
You now need to choose option 17 that will restart your PC momentarily. Your error should now be resolved!
You now can resolve the 0x80240031 error on Windows 10. Was this tutorial helpful? Let s know on the comment sections below.