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Manual Fix for Windows Updates Error 8024402c
« on: April 11, 2013, 01:54:54 PM »
8024402c means it had trouble talking to the windows update servers. And I have always found it to be DNS related.

My fix is to have the system use the google dns servers and

This bug is on my own ISP. When I used their DNS every single machine in my house and office would fail with this error. As soon as I changed dns servers they all worked. I tried to let my ISP know but they just ignored me lol

To make changing your DNS servers easier I made a program that will do it for you :-)

So try the dns trick and see how it does :wink:

« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 01:48:36 PM by Shane »

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Re: Manual Fix for Windows Updates Error 8024402c
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 12:30:13 AM »
Just fixed mine! 

"Error code 0x8007042c is an error for "The dependency service or group failed to start".
This will indicate that there may not be a problem with the Windows Firewall Service (MpsSvc) but instead with other Services that it needs so that it can start itself.

So here are the necessary Services that Windows Firewall needs on Windows Vista/7/8:
1. Base Filtering Engine (BFE)
2. Windows Firewall Authorization Driver (MPSDRV)

The two services/drivers should be started or running. BFE can be easily seen through the Services Console. But MPSDRV is not visually available in the same console window and instead available only by querying the service in a Command Prompt window."

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