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Summary

You may meet error 0x80246007 during the process of downloading Windows 10 builds. It is very annoying, but luckily, you can find some useful methods from this post written by MiniTool. You can easily fix the error via these methods.

You may try to download the latest Windows 10 build, but find that you cannot download it and there is an error code: (0x80246007) appearing. So how to fix the 0x80246007 error? The methods are shown below.

Method 1: Check Antivirus Software

The culprit of 0x80246007 error could be your antivirus software. Although antivirus is used for protecting your computer, some of them are not compatible with Windows 10 and even cause many problems.

The appearance of the error code 0x80246007 is often caused by McAfee, therefore, you’d better disable it to solve the problem. And if you are using other antivirus software, you can also try to disable them and then check if the error still persists.

If the error still exists, then you are supposed to uninstall antivirus software.

Method 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

You can also try to run Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix the 0x80246007 error. Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: Press the Win key and the I key at the same time to open Settings.

Step 2: Choose Update & Security and then click Troubleshoot in the left panel.

Step 3: Click Windows Update in the right panel and then click Run the troubleshooter.

click Run the troubleshoot

Step 4: Follow the prompts showing on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.

Step 5: Once the troubleshooter is finished, reboot your computer and then check if the error is fixed.

Method 3: Check Windows Defender Firewall Service

If the Windows Defender Firewall service is disabled, then the 0x80246007 error will occur. So you should check whether Windows Defender Firewall service is running, if not, turn it on.

Step 1: Press the Win key and R key at the same time to open the Run box.

Step 2: Type services.msc in the box and then click OK to open Services.

Step 3: Find Windows Defender Firewall service in the list, and then check the status of it. If it is disabled, right-click it to choose Start.

find Windows Defender Firewall

Step 4: Close Services and then check if the error is fixed.

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Method 4: Set BITS Service to Run Automatically

Set BITS service to run automatically may help you fix the error 0x80246007.

Step 1: Open Services and then find Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).

Step 2: Right-click BITS to choose Properties.

Step 3: Go to the General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start). Click Start and then click Apply and OK to save changes.

change the Startup type

Step 4: Close Services and then see whether the error is gone.

Method 5: Create a Repair.bat File

You can also try to create a Repair.bat file to fix the 0x80246007 error.

Step 1: Launch Notepad and then copy and paste the following commands in it:

net stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution
ren Download Download.old
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits

or

net stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution
ren Download Download.old
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net stop cryptsvc
cd %systemroot%system32
ren catroot2 catroot2old
net start cryptsvc

Step 2: Click File to choose Save As…. Enter Repair.bat next to File name and then choose All Files next to Save as type. Save the file on your desktop.

choose All Files next to Save as type

Step 3: Right-click the Repair.bat file and select Run as administrator. Type the administrator password if required, or click Continue.

Step 4: Try to install the build again. When the build has been installed, delete the Repair.bat file.

Further Reading

If none of the methods above can fix the 0x80246007 error, there are two other methods that may help you.

Bottom Line

From this post, you can find several efficient and fantastic methods to fix the 0x80246007 error when you download Windows 10 build. So when you meet the error, try the methods mentioned above.

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