Symptoms When you are running the Windows updates, you may get error 80243004 or 0x80243004. It means a failure occurs when Windows Update trying to create an icon in the taskbar notification area.

How to fix Windows Update error 80243004

Some updates were not installed Error(s) found: Code 80243004 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
Cause This problem is likely caused by the abnormal System Notification Area or by a corrupt data store. Resolution A simple solution is to reboot the server and check WU again. If the error persists, resize the System Tray and select “Always show all icons and notifications on taskbar.” If it still doesn’t work, please follow the methods below to fix it. Method 1: Run Windows Update troubleshoot
  1. Temporarily disable any Antivirus and Firewall programs.
  2. Reset Windows Update components and rename the C:\windows\softwaredistribution folder.
  3. Run System Update Readiness Tool and System File Checker.
Method 2: Restart Windows Update Service
  1. Open the start menu and type services.
  2. Right mouse on services and run as administrator.
  3. Stop the “Windows Update” service.

  4. Move the folder “C:\WINDOWS\software distribution” to the desktop.
  5. Restart the windows update service.
6. Retry windows update as you normally do.
Method 3: Check Windows Firewall Settings
  1. Click Win key + R, type Firewall.cpl, and press OK.
  2. Select Turn Windows Firewall On or Off option, and open Private Network Settings.
  3. Select Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended).
  4. Then go back to the previous window and select Public Network Settings.
  5. Select Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended) and click OK.

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