[Solved] How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80245002 on Windows 11/10

Encountering the Windows Update error 0x80245002 can be frustrating. I understand the importance of keeping your system updated with the latest security patches and features. This error usually indicates minor file corruption, often stemming from issues within a previous Windows update. Don’t worry; I’ll guide you through a range of effective solutions to get your Windows updates back on track.

Understanding the Causes

Before diving into the fixes, let’s clarify the potential causes behind error 0x80245002:

  • Corrupted Update Files: Problems within a previous Windows update can sometimes prevent the successful installation of subsequent updates.
  • Delivery Optimization Issues: Windows’ Delivery Optimization feature, designed for faster updates, may occasionally cause conflicts.
  • System File Corruption: Underlying corruption in Windows system files can also lead to update failures.

Troubleshooting Steps

Let’s walk through a systematic troubleshooting process to resolve this error:

  1. Basic Restart
  2. Clear Delivery Optimization Files
  3. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
  4. Uninstall the Previous Update
  5. Manually Update Windows
  6. Run SFC and DISM Scans

Solution 1: Basic Restart

As always, start by giving your computer a simple reboot. This can often clear temporary glitches.

Restart windows 11
Restart Windows 11
This quick video will show you how to restart your computer.

Solution 2: Clear Delivery Optimization Files

The Windows Delivery Optimization feature aims to speed up updates but can occasionally lead to conflicts. Clearing these files often resolves update errors like 0x80245002.

  • Open Settings (Windows key + I)
  • Go to System > Storage > Temporary Files.
  • Check the box for Delivery Optimization Files and click Remove files.

Solution 3: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

The Windows Update Troubleshooter can often resolve frustrating update issues quickly and easily. Before trying more complex solutions, let’s run this helpful tool:

On Windows 11: 

  1. Access the Settings app by pressing Windows Key + I.
  2. Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  3. Locate the Windows Update troubleshooter and click Run.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
Windows 11 Update Troubleshooter
Watch this quick guide to run the Update troubleshooter on Windows 11.

On Windows 10: 

  1. Access the Settings app by pressing Windows Key + I.
  2. Go to Update & Security
  3. Select Troubleshoot in the left pane and click Additional troubleshooters in the right pane.
  4. Under Windows Update, click Run the troubleshooter.
Watch this quick guide to run the Update troubleshooter on Windows 10.

Solution 4: Uninstall the Previous Update (if possible)

If the error appeared recently, uninstalling the previous update may help:

  • Open Settings -> Windows Update -> Update history.
  • Locate and uninstall the most recent update. [Include a link to a relevant guide on uninstalling Windows updates]

Solution 5: Manually Update Windows

In instances where the previously mentioned solutions haven’t resolved the update issue, consider manual installation via the Microsoft Update Catalog. This resource provides a comprehensive library of updates for various Windows 11 versions.

To proceed, navigate to the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Locate the update corresponding to your specific error code (often found in KB articles or Microsoft support pages). Once identified, download the update. There’s no risk of selecting an incorrect update, as the Windows Update service will detect any incompatibility and prevent installation.

Microsoft update catalog in action
Microsoft Update Catalog in action

Solution 6: Run SFC and DISM Scans

These built-in tools repair system file corruption:

  • Open an elevated Command Prompt (search for CMD in Start Windows 11 start button right-click, and choose Run as administrator).
  • Run: sfc /scannow (press Enter)
  • Then run:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

For in-depth instructions on running SFC and DISM scans, check out our comprehensive guide.

This video shows you how to use SFC and DISM for system file repair.


By following these steps, you should have successfully fixed the Windows Update error 0x80245002. Remember, patience is key when troubleshooting. If you still encounter issues, feel free to share details in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to help!

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Derick Payne
My name is Derick Payne. With a deep-seated passion for programming and an unwavering commitment to innovation, I've spent the past 23 years pushing the envelope of what's possible. As the founder of Rizonetech and Rizonesoft, I've had the unique opportunity to channel my love for technology into creating solutions that make a difference.

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