Fixed: Error 0x80246007 When Downloading Windows 10 Builds

Gloria updated on Feb 22, 2023 to Knowledge Center

Error 0x80246007 is one of the most common Windows 10 Build error messages. It occurs when you try downloading a Windows 10 Build, but it doesn't work.

This message usually appears when downloading a Windows 10 build for the first time. One common reason for this error is that the download may be interrupted due to an existing program already using that file on your computer.

In most cases, checking the internet connection or restarting the device solves most of the problem. But if not, check the solutions mentioned in this article below.

4 Reasons Error 0x80246007 Occurs

If you are getting this error message, your computer is having trouble downloading the Windows 10 build. This can be caused by several things, including:

  • A slow internet connection: Check your internet speed and try again.
  • An outdated driver for your computer: Make sure you have the latest version installed.
  • An antivirus program that may be blocking the download: If you use an antivirus program, we recommend trying to disable it temporarily.
  • A firewall that may be blocking the download: If you have a firewall on your computer, try disabling it temporarily.

Solution 1: Update Antivirus Programs

If you're facing the 0x80246007 error, the antivirus software will respond. In addition, Antivirus software helps to keep your computer safe. However, some versions are unsuitable for Windows 10 and can worsen things.

McAfee is likely responsible for the error number 0x80246007. Hence, switching it off is the best option for resolving the issue. If the problem wasn't solved, check the other antivirus software you may be using and try to disable it.

Solution 2: Start the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you don't see a better result, you can try the second solution to update the windows troubleshooter. Here we mention the step-by-step tutorial;

Step 1. Open the settings by pressing the Win key + I together.

Step 2. Select the update and security option, and then click on the left panel "Troubleshoot."

windows settings

Step 3. Select Windows Update from the right sidebar, and last, select Run the troubleshooter.

Run the troubleshooter

Step 4. To finish the troubleshooting, just follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Step 5. After the troubleshooter has completed its work, you should restart your computer to see whether the error has been resolved.

Solution 3: Update the User Account Control Setting

If the previous solutions don't work, you can try the alternative solution of updating the user account control setting. To get around this, try to turn off the User Account Control. To do this, just do the following:

Step 1. Simply press the Windows Key + S on your keyboard.

Step 2. After entering "user account control" without quotation marks, and then press the Enter key.

open user account control

Step 3. Next, when the window is opened, a slider will be visible. Set it to Never Notify by dragging it all downward.

Step 4. To keep the changes, select OK.

Solution 4: Check the Availability of the Windows Defender Firewall

The error 0x80246007 can also be caused when the windows defender firewall is turned off. Hence, you should ensure that the Windows Defender Firewall service is active, and if it isn't, activate it. Here are the steps you follow to start it;

Step 1. First, click the Win and R keys together to enter the Run box.

enter the Run box

Step 2. When the box opens, Type the code "services.msc" in the box and hit OK to launch the services.

 Type the code services.msc

Step 3. The next step is to check the status of the Windows Defender Firewall service. If it's disabled, select Start by right-clicking on it.

check the status of the Windows Defender Firewall service

Step 4. After this, restart Services to see if the problem has been resolved.

Solution 5: Make BITS Service Auto-Run

Enabling the automatic operation of the BITS service will resolve error 0x80246007.

Step 1. The first step is to go to the Services menu and locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).

locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Step 2. The second step is to click the right mouse button and select Properties.

Step 3. Afterward, go to the General tab and switch the Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start).

Step 4. After making your choices, tap "Start," then click on "Apply" and "OK" to finalize changes.

click ok to save the changes

Step 5. Shut off Services and check to see if the problem has been fixed.

Solution 6: Make a Repair.bat File

The last solution will also be helpful to fix the windows error 0x80246007 by making a repair.bat file. Follow the steps:

Step 1. First, open the notepad and note all the commands we mentioned below;

  • 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


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

select new text document

Step 2. Next, select Save As from the File menu. To save the file name as in Repair.bat and save as type All Files and then save it on the desktop.

create a BAT file

Step 3. Next, click the right mouse button for the Repair.bat file and choose Run as administrator from the menu bar.

Optional: If you are asked for the password for the administrator, type it in; otherwise, click the Continue button.

run as administrator

Step 4. Retry installing the build. Finally, you can Delete the Repair.bat file after installing the build.

delete the repair


As said earlier, Error 0x80246007 is a common error that occurs when downloading builds for Windows 10. The issue is solvable with the solutions mentioned in this article. Start restarting your computer and proceed with other solutions, such as uninstalling any third-party antivirus software and disabling the anti-virus software.

If none of the solutions work, take the PC to a repair shop and seek professional help.

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