How to Fix Windows Update Error 80244019?

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Windows operating system has been designed in such a way that whenever any essential updates are required, the OS modules start checking the compatible files and downloading the updates directly from the Microsoft servers.

This automatic checking for updates can be disabled, but it is better if you keep it enabled.

Now when there is a problem checking for the updates on the Windows server in the background, the update error 80244019 is particularly shown on screen.

There are numbers of plausible reasons for this error to occur, for instance, the Windows update service or BITS (commonly known for Background Intelligent Transfer Service stops functioning; Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is not enabled.

Now in this article guide, we will compile you with 3 tried solutions which are as follows:

  • Stop and Restart Windows Update Service
  • Implement Windows Update Troubleshooter
  • Enable Data Execution Prevention

Continue reading to get rid of this error as soon as possible.

Solution #1: Stop and Restart Windows Update Service

This error most commonly comes into play when there are certain connectivity issues. To restart this particular Windows update service can settle down these issues in no time.

To do it, follow the guideline given below:

Step 1. Use “Win + R” keys together to bring the “Run” search box.

Step 2. Enter “services.msc” in the dialog box and hit “Enter”.

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Step 3. Scroll down to find out “Windows update” service from the list of so many services.

Step 4. Right-click on the service and choose “Stop” option from the drop-down menu.

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Step 5. Right-click on it once again and choose the “Start” option from the sub-menu.

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Now try to do the Windows update once again and check if it is still working or not.

Solution #2: Implement Windows Update Troubleshooter

If the above method has not worked for you, try using the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It will automatically detect and resolve the issue using the pre-installed Troubleshooter utility within the OS.

Here is how you do it:

Step 1. Firstly, click here to run the Windows update troubleshooter if you don’t have the program pre-installed in your system.

Step 2. After the file is downloaded, click on it. A new “Windows Update” box would pop up.

Step 3. Click the “Next” button, and the Windows start looking for the fixes.

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Step 4. Once the troubleshooting is done, a screen similar to the one given below will be displayed.

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If the problem of the error code 80244019 is resolved, it will not be shown in the problem list here.

But if it is still being shown, then you should better try the next solution.

Solution #3: Enable Data Execution Prevention

Many a time, the error code might have evolved due to any malware or virus invasion. Thus turning on the Data execution prevention feature which is a Windows security feature can help to prevent damage to your computer from various security threats.

Follow the step to step guideline explained below:

Step 1. First of all, access “Control Panel” and select view by “Large icons”.

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Step 2. Click on “System” option.

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Step 3. Off the left side, panel click on “Advanced System Settings” option to open the “System Properties” box.

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Step 4. Go to the “Advanced” tab and under “Performance” section, click on “Settings”.

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Step 5. Now from the new “Performance options” pop up box, go to the “Data Execution Prevention” tab.

Step 6. Select the option “Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only”.

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Step 7. Click on “Apply” and then on “Ok” twice.

Reboot your computer and make sure the problem is not recurring anymore.

Conclusion:

In addition to the solutions described above, you can also try updating the drivers. You can either do it manually from the device manager page or do it automatically using Driver Easy software. It comes both as a free and a pro version.

In the case of more queries, consult a Windows expert.

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