Windows 10 has been out for quite a long time now. It has proved to be much more user-friendly and advanced than its previous versions. But even with all of its benefits, it suffers from a lot of problems too. This error, for example, error 0x80070422 is reported to occur when users try to install new updates. Windows 10 installs all updates automatically, but for some users, the installation fails to start and users are shown this error instead.
Not too long ago, the malicious software called WannaCry was unleashed and pretty much every Windows users’ computer was attacked by it. A few minutes after the attack, people were rushing to install new updates and patches from Microsoft.
Many users, however, have reported that during the Windows Update, they encountered an error code 0x80070422.
Don’t fret if you’re troubled by this too, we provide you these facile and fruitful answers that shall help you:
Solution 1: Running Some Services
Note: The instructions given below will only work if you are using your computer as an administrator.
- Hold down the Windows button and press the R button without letting the Windows button go. In the Run windows that shows up after pressing the keys, type “services.msc” and click OK.
- To save time, hit the W button and the computer will automatically highlight the Windows Update service icon.
- Open the drop-down list by pressing the right button on your mouse and then click on Properties.
- In the properties window, you will see an option called Startup type, click on it to open a drop-down list, from that list, click on Automatic.
- Do not forget to press the Start button so you can put the Service status in Running Apply the settings and then press OK.
- Apart from the Service status, there are a few more things you need to confirm are up and running. These are:
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Network Connections Windows Firewall
To put them in Running mode, simply follow the steps mentioned above. Open the properties and then click on Start.
Solution 2: Changing the Network Connections Settings
- Hold down the Windows key and press the X button, a list will pop up from which you will have to select Network Connections.
- In the Network Connections Settings, click on the Network and Sharing Center option located under the
- Once you have found your connection in Network and Sharing Center window, click on the blue highlighted option written next to Connections so you can check its status.
- You will then be directed to a window that will display its status. Once here, drag your mouse over to the Properties button and click on it.
- A long list of items will pop up, search for Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). You have to leave the box next to it unchecked. Once you have unchecked the box, press OK to save the settings.
- To check whether you are still encountering the problem, reboot your computer.
Solution 3: Setting the Service Status to Not Running
- Hold down the Windows key and press the R key. As done before, you will have to type msc in the Run window and press Enter.
- To easily locate the Network List Service icon, press the N button. Once found, open its Properties.
- Click on Startup type and click on Disabled.
- This time, you will have to set the Service status to Not Running by pressing the Stop Apply the settings and press OK.
PRO TIP: Make sure that your drivers are up-to-date because old drivers can have a lot of bugs that may be the reason why Windows Update is not working fine.