Windows XP Updates – Error number: 0x80244019

This may seems like an out of date problem, but those of you who do tech support and repair computers regularly know Windows XP is still in use on a very large number of machines. 

There is a very annoying update error that seems to come up more than I would like to see … Error number: 0x80244019. It’s related to installing updates on a Windows XP machine. I have a fairly simple solution below:

1. First, try to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)

2. Reboot Machine – Try Updates again.

If that does not work, do the following:

1. Download Windows Update Agent

2. Save the .exe file to your C: drive

3. Click Start, and then click Run. 

4. Type “C:WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce”  then click OK

5. Install Windows Update agent.

6. Restart the PC and try Windows Updates again. (Should work now!)

I hope that is helpful to anyone getting this annoying error.

I can not guarantee Microsoft will keep supporting older systems … If the above download links are no longer working, download the files here:

Internet Explorer 8:

File Size: 16883 kb
File Type: exe

Download File

Windows Update Agent:

File Size: 6776 kb
File Type: exe

Download File

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