Sunday, December 27, 2015

How To Fix Windows Update Error 0x80248014 In Windows 10

It is a Windows 10 peculiar error and often times than not is easy to fix. It indicates trouble with Windows updates. The message associated with it when searching for new updates provides little information on ways to find solution to the problem.

Image showing error 0x80248014 PC Settings

The culprits are usually the connection, services and reset of the Windows Store problems. Simple issue  of  'Wreset' at elevated command prompt or Restarting Windows Update services can solve the problem in some cases. When you have tried all possible means to fix it and you are still receiving the same error message it is time to look further and that is when this step-by-step guide becomes indispensable.

Having been going through hurdles to regulate the issue using Google and Bing search engines to look for fixes without finding solutions this guide would be handy to forestall it in time.

Image indicating Windows Key + R in red

STEP 1: Press Windows Key + R to open 'Run' dialog.

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STEP 2: Type or copy and paste gpedit.msc into 'Run' dialog and click on 'OK' to continue.

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STEP 3: Under 'User Configuration'  double-click on 'Administrative Template' to expand it.

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STEP 4: Next double-click on 'Windows Components' to expand it.

Red arrow pointing to Store at Group Policy

STEP 5: Double-click on 'Store' to open it.

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STEP 6: Right-click on ' Turn off Store application' and click on 'Edit' to continue.

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STEP 7:  At the 'Edit' dialog  select the 'Disable' button, click on 'Apply' and next on 'OK' to close it.

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STEP 8: If you are still having the issue. Next, Click on 'Start' and  select 'Settings' to continue.

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STEP 9: At the 'Settings' click on 'Account'.

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STEP 10:  Select 'Your e-mails and accounts' and  sign in with the type of account you used when upgrading or doing your Windows 10 installation. Logout, login and check for Windows updates.