Fix: Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070422

Windows is known for providing regular updates to its users. These updates not only deliver new features and polished performance, they also are a great way of getting security features for your Windows. Although there are times when the updates have some weird bugs but, at the end of the day, these updates are essential for our systems. But, sometimes you might not be able to update your Windows. There are a lot of users who see the 0x80070422 error while updating the Windows. The error comes with a message saying that the updates failed to install and gives the error code. You will probably see this

Method 1: Check Services

There are a few services that needs to be in the running state in order for the proper functioning of your Windows and its updates. So, make sure these services are running by following the steps given below

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter

  1. Locate the service Network Connections. Look at its Status column, the status should be Running

  1. If the status of Network Connections isn’t Running then right click Network Connections and select Start

  1. Locate the service Windows Firewall. Look at its Status column, the status should be Running

  1. If the status of Windows Firewall isn’t Running then right click Windows Firewall and select Start

  1. Locate the service DCOM Server Process Launcher. Look at its Status column, the status should be Running

  1. If the status of DCOM Server Process Launcher isn’t Running then right click DCOM Server Process Launcher and select Start
  2. Locate the service BitLocker Drive Encryption Service. Look at its Status column, the status should be Running

  1. If the status of BitLocker Drive Encryption Service isn’t Running then right click BitLocker Drive Encryption Service and select Start

Method 2: Start Windows Update Service

Windows Update service is the service that handles Windows updates and all the processes related to it. So, make sure that your Windows Update service is in running condition and its startup type is set to automatic

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter

  1. Locate the service Windows Update and double click it

  1. Select Automatic from the drop down menu in Startup Type section (if it isn’t already)

  1. Click Start if the Service Status is stopped
  2. Click Apply then select Ok

Now check if the Windows Updates are working. If you are still seeing the original error message then move to the next method.

Method 3: Disabling IPv6

Disabling IPv6 solves the problem for a lot of users. So, try disabling the IPv6 and then check for the Windows Updates. The steps for disabling IPv6 are given below

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type ncpa.cpl and press Enter

  1. Right click your internet connection that you are connected to right now and select Properties

  1. Uncheck the option Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) from the This connection uses the following items If you can’t see the option then try to scroll within the box
  2. Click Ok

  1. Reboot

You should check to see if the problem is solved once the restart is finished.

Method 4: Enable/Disable Network List Service

Disabling or enabling the Network List Service seems to solve this problem for a lot of users. The enabling or disabling depends on the initial state of this service. If the service is running then try to disable it. On the other hand, if the service is already stopped then try to enable/start it to see if it resolves the issue. We are telling you to enable/disable the service because disabling this services works for some users while enabling the service solved the problem for others.

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter

  1. Locate and double click the service Network List Service

  1. Select Automatic from the drop down menu in Startup Type if the Startup Type is either Disabled or Manual. Click Start in the Service Status section if the status is stopped.
  2. Select Disabled from the drop down menu in Startup Type if the Startup Type is either Automatic or Manual. Click Stop in the Service Status section if the status is Running.
  3. Click Apply then Ok

This should solve your problem. You should check the Windows Update and it should work fine if not follow instructions here.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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