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What does 0x80240fff error means?

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  • what the 0x80240fff error is
  • why this error appears
  • how to fix this error
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

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What is the 0x80240fff error?

There have been lots of complaints about Windows 10. One of the common errors Windows 10 users face is the 0x80240fff error, which says that an update to Windows 10 features failed. If you’re looking for possible ways to fix “Windows update error 0x80240fff,” here are a few tips that will help you around.

Why does this error appear?

Error messages don’t just appear; there are definitely certain factors that cause them to appear. If you’re faced with error 0x80240fff when trying to update a Windows 10 feature, these are some possible factors that may have caused the error to appear.

  • Bug or viruses
  • Inconsistent Internet connection
  • Firewall settings
  • Using an old edition of Windows 10

How to fix this error on Windows 10

Method 1: Delay the update

Interestingly, Windows 10 allows its users to defer, delay, or pause certain updates until Microsoft releases a patch for them. However, the maximum period you can delay an update is 30 days (1 month) on Windows 10 Home.


  • Press Windows key + I to launch the Windows Setting menu.
  • Go to “Update & Security”.
  • Click on “Advanced Options”.
  • Click on the button below “Choose when updates are installed".
  • Set the number of days you want to delay the update.

This method doesn't fix the error per se, but waits for a stable update from Microsoft before continuing with the upgrade.

Method 2: Use Troubleshooter to solve this problem

Troubleshooting the problem is another possibility to fix the 0x80240fff error on Windows 10. However, you should ensure that the computer is properly connected to the Internet before troubleshooting.

  • Launch the Windows menu (Windows key + X) and click on the Control Panel.
  • Search for “Troubleshoot” in the search bar.
  • Click on “Troubleshooting” from the results screen.
  • Look for “System and Security,” and then click “Fix problems with Windows Updates".

Method 3: Start Background Intelligent Transfer Service

  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Enter “services.msc”.
  • Look for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), right-click, and select “Properties."
  • In the General tab, go to “Start up” and choose “Automatic (Delayed Start)”.
  • If the "Start" button is active, click on it; but if inactive, ignore the other settings and click "OK".

Method 4: Run the System File Corruption command

Run the SFC command to ascertain if Windows system files are corrupted or not. SFC requires admin access to the computer.

  • Run Command Prompt as an admin (Windows key + x >>> “Command Prompt” (admin)).
  • Enter “SFC/SCANNOW” and press Enter on the keyboard.
  • Wait for the command processes to complete.
  • Once the command is completed, this will fix all corrupted system files.

Furthermore, it may be that you have deleted a partition on your hard drive that contains some important system files, which may be the cause of this error. Using DiskInternals Partition Recovery software, you can easily recover lost and deleted partitions in just a few steps. DiskInternals Partition Recovery is an intuitive PC utility tool designed to serve for all data recovery purposes.

How to use DiskInternals Partition Recovery

  • Download and install DiskInternals Partition Recovery.
  • Launch it on your PC and select the hard drive.
  • Choose a recovery mode: reader mode, uneraser mode, or full recovery mode.
  • Wait for the software to scan your drive.
  • Preview the recovered files and save them to another drive.

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