When trying to install Windows updates, you may get the Windows Update error 80244016 message like the following:
windows-update-error-80244016

windows-update-error-80244016

Some updates were not installed Error(s) found: Code 80244016 Windows Update is currently installing other updates. Please try again in a few minutes.
This error code 80244016 usually indicates a Windows Update client cannot access user token. If you want to resolve the issue, try using the following ways:
  1. Close all running Windows Update windows.
  2. Click “Start” button, in the search box, type “Command Prompt”, click “Command Prompt” program.
  3. In the “Command Prompt” windows, type “net stop wuauserv” command and press “Enter”, next type “net start wuauserv” command and press “Enter” again.
  4. Type “Exit” and press “Enter” to close “Command Prompt” windows.
  5. Restart computer and try to run Windows Update again.

Solution #2

For advanced users, users can use the below command to start a batch file to fix Windows Update error 80244016. @echo off net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.Coopoint.bak ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.Coopoint.bak net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver pause Need help to execute?

Solution #3

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