Windows Update Error Code 80243004
When running Windows Update it may fail with error code 80243004.
After that happens you will notice that if you expand the system tray there is a lot of white space.
To “resolve” the issue right click the Taskbar & click Properties. In the Notification area frame click Customize. Put a check by Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar & click OK. Now all the white space will be expanded in the system tray. Hover over all the white space & it will go away. Now run Windows Update again.