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How to Fix Error 0X80240017 in Windows 8 and 8.1?

troubleshoot windows 8.1 Error 0X80240017

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There are more instances of error 0x80240017 especially after the release of  Windows 8.1. The error code is related to missing certain system files and also corrupted registry. The error might result in certain Apps becoming non-responsive, unable to download Apps, unable to do windows update and detect other devices like X-box.

Fix Error 0X80240017


  • Download and install the free version of Ccleaner. Run a scan. Check the link on how to run ccleaner like a professional. After removing unwanted files and corrupted registry entries, try doing Windows update. (Lot of users have reported success in installing updates after running CCleaner.)
  • Download free RegCure from the link. RegCure is a Microsoft Partner and can be trusted. Run a scan and clean the registry. Try Windows update again.
    Please Note: You can also try with other registry cleaning software that you trust. There is always a risk associated with using registry cleaning software. So please try this at your own risk.

Other troubleshooting steps to try fixing error 0X80240017

  • Microsoft released an update KB 2887595 on Nov 2013. The update is supposed to fix the error according to Microsoft. Check the list of installed windows update and check if the update is listed there. If not listed, go to this link for the standalone version. Download and install the update. Check if this fixes the issue.
  • You can also try removing security software from the computer. Then remove every trace of security software using using Ccleaner. Now check if the issue is fixed.
  • There is no clear cut method in fixing  Error 0X80240017. If nothing else worked, maybe its better to reset Windows 8 or 8.1 to original manufacturer settings without losing any files. The details are given in this link.

Hope this article helped you fix the problem. Use the comment section below if you have any queries.

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  • Sujash March 23, 2014, 10:34 am

    Tried everything except resetting the laptop.. does it work?? or more importantly , does it effect any of my files??

    • Anup Raman March 23, 2014, 11:34 am

      Yes, you can reset without losing files.Details are there in the link. I am sure, it’s worth giving it a try.

  • Glenn March 12, 2014, 1:33 pm

    Worked perfectly for me. Thanks Anup.

  • Ted November 21, 2013, 6:47 pm

    Worked perfectly for me…So happy 🙂

  • Danny November 18, 2013, 3:47 pm

    my problem solved…thanks

  • Mike Walsh October 19, 2013, 2:51 am

    i have this problem. i get the error and can’t install apps from the app store. i am using an acer aspire one, a0725. i have windows 8.1 on it.

    i am afraid to use regcure, would ccleaner accomplish the same thing?

    • Anup Raman October 19, 2013, 7:21 am

      Hi Mike,

      Ccleaner also have registry cleaner. Sure you can try that.
      If it makes you feel better, Regcure is a Microsoft certified partner. So they are legit like any other softwares. The truth is registry cleaners rarely creates problem. But it is their job to warn you just to make sure they don’t get into trouble later.

      • Liam November 18, 2013, 5:08 am

        glad I found this article.seems it worked for the time now….thank you

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