SQL Server error updating using Windows Update service

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I have this error when I want to update Windows 8 on my PC and I tried many different ways to install. I tried to make the updates manually and no chance to work. Nothing works and I don’t know what to do anymore. Can anyone help me please to fix this ? Why I cannot make the required updates ?

Thank you !



SQL Server Setup could not search for updates through the Windows Update service. You can either check again or click Next to continue. To troubleshoot issues with your Windows Update service, view the link below ensure you have Internet or network access, and ensure your Windows Update service can find updates interactively through the Windows Update control pane

Error 0x80240042: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80240042

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SQL Server error updating using Windows Update service




To solve the issue following steps :

You just need to connect to the internet.

SQL need to get updates during installation and If your computer does not access to the internet you may get this error. So just check your internet connection or simply connect to the internet before installation process.

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SQL Server error updating using Windows Update service


Most of the Windows update issues happen because of the last Windows update that couldn’t be updated properly which maybe due to corrupt files. Once a file gets corrupted, you will get the error when updating Windows and Windows cannot update. If this happens, try this. Go to the Windows update setting then select “Never Check for Updates (Not Recommended)” and then click “OK”.

Restart your computer after this. Next, go back to the Windows update setting then select “Install Update automatically (Recommended)” and then click “OK”. After this, download Microsoft Easy Fix MSI. Use the supplied password to unpack then run “MicrosoftEasyFix50202.msi”. Follow the instructions on the screen. See if this works. If it doesn’t, go to Reset Windows Update Components then follow the instructions.

See if this fixes the problem. If it doesn’t work either, click “Start” then type without quotes “cmd” in the search box then hit Enter. In the search result, right-click “cmd” then select “Run as Administrator”. In the command prompt, run the following commands:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • cd %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution
  • ren Download Download.old
  • regsvr32 %windir%system32wups2.dll
  • net start wuauserv

Restart your computer afterwards then see if it works.

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