This is a problem that appears after installing Windows 8 or 8.1. Unable to connect to Windows Update at all, and the error is this number 80244FFF. Searching by code, I found that this is a generic error and unforeseen, which can mean absolutely anything.
I tried several reinstalls, both Windows 8 as Windows 8.1 and no use. What ended up solving the problem, oddly enough, was disconnecting an external hard drive Samsung that was connected during installation. I know it's good disconnect any external hardware during the operating system installation to avoid problems, but I never imagined that an external hard drive could cause such an error. Offline or drive, both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 normally and install the Windows Update works.