All modern devices require periodic software updates. This is especially true for computers. Operating system developers are constantly releasing new updates that include various bug fixes or security updates for your computer.
This is particularly true of the Windows operating system. Microsoft is constantly releasing new updates that are designed to improve the system, add various new features, or fix bugs.
Over the many years of Windows, Microsoft has come up with a pretty handy tool to update your operating system.
Today, you can use Windows Update to download the latest update. However, sometimes when using this function, users may encounter the error 0x80244018.
What is error 0x80244018
0x80244018 error usually occurs when you try to install Feature Update via Windows Update on a Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer. In this case, the attempt to install the update will fail with the error code 0x80244018.
The main reason for this error is that your computer is connected to the internet through a proxy server.
How to fix error 0x80244018 in Windows
If you come across such a problem, don’t be scared. In fact, fixing it’s quite easy. To do this, you need to :
Turn on Auto-discovery settings in Internet Options
The first step you should take is to enable “Auto-detect settings” in Internet Options. It usually helps to solve all problems with error 0x80244018 on your device.
To enable this feature you need to:
- Press the Windows Key + R combination, type put inetcpl.cpl in the Run dialog box, and hit Enter to open Internet Properties.
- Here you need to switch to the Connections tab and click LAN Settings under the heading Local Area Network (LAN) Settings
- Then select the Automatically detect settings check box. Click OK and then click Apply followed by OK in the Internet Properties window.
- Finally, reboot your device.
Disable Proxy Server
Since the error description says that your computer is connected via a proxy server you can try to disable or remove any proxy server from your computer. Then rerun the update and see if that solves the problem.
The problem may also be caused by a VPN service. This is due to interference that blocks the connection between the Windows client computer and the Windows Update server. In this case, disable the VPN, if you have previously installed it.
Check your network and Internet connection
Check if your Internet connection is stable. This may also cause problems with your update. If you can try to reconnect your device to another network or access point. Often this helps to solve problems with the update.
Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows has a built-in troubleshooter called the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Try running it and then re-run the update. See if the procedure completes without errors.
Update with Windows 11/10 ISO
If you’re updating via Windows Update or using the Windows Update Assistant you might need an internet connection. You can use the Windows 11/10 ISO to update, this method doesn’t require you to be connected to the internet when updating.
All you need after downloading the ISO image is that you can disconnect the device from the internet, mount the ISO image, then double-click setup.exe to start the Windows in-place update process. Once the update process is successfully completed, you can connect your computer to the Internet, check for updates, and install any available updates.
A clean installation of Windows 11/10
If that doesn’t work you can create a copy of all the files you need on a removable drive. Then simply perform a clean installation of Windows 11/10 on your computer.