Broke Windows Update Error

Windows update error 80244023



A few things going on here… this box is both a squid proxy server and WSUS server. It was having trouble updating itself. I couldn’t find much from googling, so hopefully this will help someone else.

This is at least for Server 2008 R2, but should work with Windows 7. I had a strange issue with windows update, I think updates partially downloaded and just needed to be cleared. However I also had both a proxy pac file specified and a proxy hard coded into IE. I removed them both then ran through the following.

(again, ensure there are no connection issues between your WSUS server and client by removing the proxy if needed)
Stop the Windows Update Service.
Remove contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
Remove or rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Datastore.edb

Then updates should work!

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Then run wuapp and update. Updates should now work.


F-150 ‘rear end’ squeak!

I have about 12k on my 2013 F-150 that I’ve had for about a year. Most recently I noticed a squeak that seemed like it was coming from the rear. It was noticeable at really low speeds, it wasn’t loud or clunky… only a squeak

I thought for sure it was the suspension because when I jumped on the back of the truck it I could get it to make noise.

It was actually the tailgate pivot points and latch. I sprayed some white grease on the pivot points and the latch on both sides. The squeak went away.