Fix Windows Update Error Code 8024a112

Fix Windows Update Error Code 8024a112

Have you ever seen error code 8024a112 while restarting your Windows 10 computer, after a Windows Update? This error code normally comes with the text:

We’re having trouble restarting to finish the install. Try again in a little while. If you keep seeing this, try searching the web or contacting support for help. This error code might help: (0x8024a112)

This is basically an Update Error that doesn’t let you restart your machine to finish the install. Every time you finish the install and attempt to restart your PC, it fails. Though the reason for this error is still not addressed by Microsoft, it reportedly occurs more for the users logged in using Windows Insider Build Programme. Most of the time, it happens when there is any pending restart in your PC already.


Fix Windows Update Error Code 8024a112

  1. Update and Restart the PC manually via Start Menu
  2. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
  3. Disable the Antivirus temporarily
  4. Download and install the update manually
  5. Check the broken Task Scheduler.

1] Update and Restart Manually

This error is usually seen when you click on the Restart button in the Windows Update Settings panel. The error message pops up when you click on it.

You could open Start and click on Update and Restart or Update and Shut down.

Windows 10 update and shutdown restart

If that does not help, press Alt+F4, select the option ‘Update and Restart’

If nothing helps, power down your PC.

Related: Windows 10 Update and Shutdown/Restart not working.

2] Run the Windows Update troubleshooter

After powering it down, start your PC and run the built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter. The built-in troubleshooter of Windows 10 helps getting rid of almost every error. When you run a troubleshooter, the system automatically scans and tries to detect the problem. It not just detects but also solves the issues most of the time. To run the troubleshoot, type Troubleshoot in your Search box of the Start Menu. You can also open Troubleshoot settings from the Run Box.

Press Win+R to open the Run box and type ms-settings:troubleshoot. Press Enter.

Open Troubleshoot settings and click on Additional Troubleshooter from the right pane.

Select Windows Update and Run the Troubleshooter. 

The troubleshooter will then start detecting problems and see if there is any pending restart in your PC.

3] Disable the Antivirus temporarily

See if now your PC reboots automatically after installing the update.

4] Download the Update Manually

This can also help. Obviously, you know which update is causing this error, so check the Microsoft Update Catalog and download the update manually for your system.

5] Check the broken Task Scheduler

Some users have reportedly solved this error Code 8024a112 by re-enabling the broken Task Scheduler via Registry Editor.

Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:


Locate Start in the right pane and right-click to Modify. Enter 2 in the Hexadecimal Value data.

Click OK and Save,

Restart your PC and see.

Similar error: We’re having trouble restarting to finish the install, Error 0x8024a11a, 0x8024a112, 0x80070005 or 0x80070032.

These were a few fixes you can try if you are getting Windows Update error code 8024a112. Do let us know if anything helped.



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