Fix 80240020 problem

If you are using a PC / Laptop installed with Genuine Windows 8, you may receive an invitation to upgrade Windows 10 for free from Microsoft. However, it is probably not smoothly during the Windows 10 upgrade due to 80240020 error code. Look at our solution to fix the problem.

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How to fix 80240020 error code during Windows 10 installing

80240020 error during Window 10 upgrading This error stems from transmission problem from the server to your computer. There are files can not be downloaded completely, and that destabilizes the installer. There will be 2 ways to fix.

Solution1: Solve 80240020 error problem via Terminal

Open Command Prompt from Run (press Windows + R) and type cmd > Enter.
Form the Terminal window, type the following command then hit Enter:

rmdir /S /Q C:\$Windows.~BT

Continues to copy and paste the following command then hit Enter:

rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

You then force Windows to upgrade again, use this command:

cd C:\Windows\System32

Then type:

wuauclt.exe /updatenow

You  now should see Windows upgrade starts running again, please wait until the completion and follow-up on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.
If you still face the same problem, look at the solution 2:

Solution 2: Manually delete downloaded files then force windows to upgrade again to avoid 80240020 error

  • Firstly, you locate C:\$Windows.~BT folder. You probably are not be able to remove all files and folder inside this folder due to permissions issue, but try to delete all data as many as possible ((make sure Hidden items are checked).
  • And then delete all data inside C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  • Force current window to upgrade to Windows 10 by type the following command in Terminal (Command Prompt from Run (press Windows + R) and type cmd > Enter):
wuauclt.exe /updatenow

These above are 2 solutions to fix 80240020 code error during Windows 10 upgrading.