Windows Encountered Error Code: 80246005 During The Update.

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I am facing problem while updating my Windows. While starting the update, it showed error code 80246005, and the update paused and ran into a problem.

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Windows Encountered Error Code: 80246005 During The Update.

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This update error occurs when you are unable to save files in the Catroot2 folder, or the cryptographic service is not working properly. So we need to check how o save files to the Catroot2 folder.

To modify the settings to save files to the Catroot2 folder and verify cryptographic service, look at the following steps:

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  1. Open ‘command prompt’ by right click and run as administrator.
  2. Click ‘allow’ to make changes.
  3. Reach catroot folder in the c drive and then press
  4. Open ‘msc’. In this, double click on ‘Windows Update.’
  5. Make the services as automatic and click
  6. Next, double click on ‘Cryptographic service’ and set it to ‘’
  7. Click ‘’ Now stop the service and restart it.

Check if any antivirus or adware program is running and disable it. Check for the proxy server.

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