In Windows, there are a lot of errors. One of them is called error 0x80240017. Aside from Windows 10, this kind of error commonly found in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 when you are trying to install or update the apps from the Windows Store. Apparently, there is no certain reason that can make this kind of error appears in Windows Store. Do not worry, because the are few certain solutions to fix the problem.
There are several methods to fix 0x80240017. For you the user of Windows 8/8.1, here is for you. The first method is resetting Windows Store app. this method works by deleting the cache and resetting Windows Store that might help you to fix the error. First, press and hold Windows Key ad hit “R” to open up Run Command. Second, type “wsreset.exe” and hit Enter. Third, wait it to finish and it will relaunch the store. Please try and install the app to know which one has the error.
The second method is using Windows troubleshooter. To do the step, you have to click on search in charm bar and type Troubleshooting. Please click on the first option. Then, the new window will be opened. Click on the View all from the left pane. Next, scroll down to the bottom part and then click on Windows Update. After that, Windows Update troubleshooter window will be popped up. please click on Next and finally the troubleshooter will detect the problems and solve them if there is any. As the last step, please close the window and try to download or install the app which has the error.
The third one is boot in safe mode. To do this methods, please follow these steps. First, search “MSCONFIG” and open it. Second, click on Boot Tab. Third, tick Safe Boot in the Boot Option. Fourth, select Network. Fifth, click Apply and OK. The last one is reboot the System. The System will boot in the Safe Mode with Networking. After that, please try and open Windows Store to see if the error 0x80240017 is still there or not. In case both method do not work, please refresh the PC by searching for “Refresh” > Refresh this PC without affecting your files > Get Started.
For the Windows 10 users, you can try fixing the error by two methods which are running System Update readiness Command and manually resetting Windows Update components. To do the first one, you have to open MCD as the administrator. Then, type “DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Scanhealth before hitting Enter. Next, type “DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth” and hit Enter. After that, close the Command Prompt Windows.
If you want to try the second method, you have to open Command Prompt as admin. Then, type these Command such as “net stop wuauserv”, “net stop cryptSvc”, “net stop bits”, “net stop msiserver”, “ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old”, “ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old”, “net start wuauserv”, “net start cryptSvc”, “net start bits”, “net start msiserver”. Type one by one and hit the enter after each command.