How to Fix Error 0x80248014 in Windows 10 / 8.1

How to Fix Error 0x80248014 in Windows 10 / 8.1

August 9, 2018 By alberto

    Error code 0x80248014 is a very common for windows users. In most cases, It bugs you while updating windows. But, It also may appear in windows defender. In this article, You will learn about some ways to fix error 0x80248014.

    Error 0x80248014 Screenshot while updating windows

    When you encounter this type of errors, It may be a sign of internal file or database folder issues. When files of software distribution folder gets corrupted, Windows update may show fail message with this error code. Else, Incorrect time and region settings can also cause this problem.

    How to Fix Error 0x80248014 in Windows 10, 8.1, 7:

    You can resolve this problem by following several ways. Let’s know about them.

    1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter:

    The first thing to fix any update related problem is running built-in windows update troubleshooter. It fixes most common problems automatically. To run this troubleshooter follow these steps:

    • First of all, Open Settings by pressing Win + I.
    • Navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update.
    • Follow the onscreen instructions.

    I hope, It will help to resolve windows update error code 0x80248014.

    2. Disable Security Software:

    Some antiviruses have bad reputation of creating windows update problems. So, The first thing you can do is disabling all security programs of your PC. Then, Try to update windows or defender again. I hope, It will help to get rid of error 0x80248014.

    3. Fix Time Settings and Region Settings:

    Incorrect time and data is another reason behind windows update related problems. So, When you face these problems, Try to verify that time, data and region settings are correct. To do it, You can open start menu, type control panel and hit enter. Then, Go to Clock, Language, and Region. Now, Correct your time zone, time and date. At last correct your region settings. Now, Try to update your PC. It may fix error 0x80248014.

    4. Rename Software Distribution Folder:

    This is actually the best solution to solve most update related problems. You will just need to rename software distribution folder. You also may delete it. After that, Try to retry update. It will download new software distribution folder and also windows will download and install updates without having error code 0x80248014.

    5. Clean Boot:

    I hope you won’t need this method. Because, In most cases, First three methods will resolve windows update error 0x80248014. But, If these doesn’t help, You may wish to perform clean boot. Then, Try to update windows. Hopefully, You will be successful. After doing it, Boot into normal mode. But, Not facing problem in clean boot means there is a third-party program or service which is causing problem with windows update. Try to find it out and remove it.

    These are enough to fix error 0x80248014. But, If you face this problem in windows store, You can read this article. In windows store you may see a message something like purchase can’t be completed. But, Only when you face this error while updating windows or defender, These 5 methods are enough.