Windows error 80244022 [Solved]

by Giri on August 6, 2014

in Windows Problem

If you are getting Windows error 80244022 on Windows update, You can try the below solution after all your basic troubleshoot.

1. Open registry editor (Start menu –> Run –> regedit)

2. Find the following path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

3. Change the value of the UseWUServer from 1 to 0 (double click on it, change the value and click OK)

4. Restart Windows Update service (Start menu –> Run –> services.msc –> find the Windows Update service and click on Restart)


Restart Windows




{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kon October 7, 2015 at 9:12 PM

This solution fixed the problem for me. Thanks!


2 Daniel B June 24, 2016 at 1:36 AM

There is no such folder in my registry.


3 jack September 9, 2016 at 6:23 AM

If you are still trying to fix it it varies slightly at the end of the path. Try looking in another Microsoft path under policies. I think there were two in mine.


4 Hinata September 13, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Create WindowsUpdate folder inside Windows, then AU inside WindowsUpdate, then create a DWORD inside AU called UseWUServer and make sure the value is 0. I have proven that this works on a virtual machine.


5 Joe August 25, 2016 at 12:15 AM

Worked for me (SBS 2011)


6 jack September 9, 2016 at 6:20 AM

You are a legend. I’ve just factory reset my old laptop and got this error. The path on mine was slightly different to yours but close enough that with a little digging I found it. And it worked…. People like you make the net a great place 🙂


7 Mordock September 18, 2016 at 1:34 AM

If you are using a WSUS server and not updating directly from Microsoft, then this turns it off and is a bozo-no-no. Be sure to run GPUPDATE /FORCE in order to make sure that your group policy is reapplied if you do this.


8 Rick September 28, 2016 at 5:03 AM

How is this a fix?!?! Yeah, you’ll be getting your updates, but it doesn’t fix the actual problem, which is the WSUS server. If that registry setting is set it means that someone in your organization things you need to be using one, and they are approving content.. All you are doing is subverting that. The administrator needs to know that the server is not working right.

Also this has absolutely zero relevance to home users. As Daniel B pointed out.



9 mord August 14, 2017 at 12:46 PM

I don’t know why, but after restart “Windows Update service” the value of “UseWUServer” changed back to 1 (Still, the problem is fixed)


10 Josie Chua November 1, 2016 at 2:33 AM

this solution had fix my computer error. Thanks a million!


11 dog bark November 11, 2016 at 9:38 PM

worked for me, ran sfc /scannow and found no issues, reset internet adapter, nothing, followed this chain of instructions and was able to succesfully check for updates for a computer that has not been updated since may 2016.

worked like a charm first try!



12 Manuel Agustin Aquino November 15, 2016 at 7:14 PM



13 Tom November 21, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Thank you! This worked great.


14 windows user March 6, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Works like a charm! Thanks


15 Dmitry April 12, 2017 at 2:20 AM

But.. what if I don’t have UseWUServer file? I am for real


16 Robin April 29, 2017 at 5:56 PM

many thanks..


17 Darren Foster May 5, 2017 at 3:22 AM

Worked like a charm, Thanks Giri 🙂


18 IT Boss June 28, 2017 at 10:49 PM

Worked. Thanks


19 Michelle June 29, 2017 at 3:43 PM

It works for me, thanks a lot.


20 Jeff July 5, 2017 at 8:22 PM

Thank you!


21 Yossi August 5, 2017 at 2:50 PM


From some reson when I try to restart the services windows show me this mesage:

The following SNAP IN application referenced in this document has been restricted by a policy…

So I tryed to restart windows but when I check for updates I get the same error.

Can You please help me solve this?


22 Bill August 10, 2017 at 11:56 PM

This does not work. Created the DWORD restarted the service and I still get the same error.


23 Byron September 11, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Thank you kindly! this worked for me 🙂


24 Caroline September 25, 2017 at 11:13 PM

It didn’t work for me. When I try to change the value, another error happens informing that I cannot edit UserWUServer


25 Izzy October 11, 2017 at 9:15 AM

For those like Caroline who aren’t able to edit UserWUServer, you need to make sure you have administrative access. Either log into an admin account or R-click the regedit when you search for it and choose “run as administrator.” After I did this, it allowed me to make the changes and solve the problem after MANY lost hours attempting to fix it!! Giri is a lifesaver!


26 Areong October 17, 2017 at 2:48 PM

It works for me on Windows 10! THX THX THX THX THX!!!


27 Antonio January 11, 2018 at 1:49 AM

Thanks a lot bro!


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