How to Fix The error code is 0x80070422 on Windows Store

If you are trying to install an application from the Windows Store and the installation fails, you are going to see some sort of error message, and the error message will include an error code that you can use to learn more about the problem and troubleshoot it. One of these error codes is error code 0x80070422. When error code 0x80070422 shows up as part of an error message, the message states either of the following:

Something went wrong. The error code is 0x80070422, in case you need it.

OR

Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed. Error code 0x80070422

While this issue is most common among Windows 8/8.1 users, it has also been known to affect Windows 10 users. The Windows Store is the only onboard application marketplace for computers running on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Since that is the case, not being able to download applications from the Windows Store is quite a significant problem. Thankfully, though, we know what causes this problem – in almost all cases, the culprit is the Windows Update service or another service pertaining to Windows Update not running.

We know what causes this issue, which is why we also know how to fix it. The following are the two most effective solutions that you can use to try and resolve this problem:

Solution 1: Configure the Windows Update service to start automatically

If the Windows Update service not running is what is causing this issue in your case, you can free yourself of it and restore your ability to download applications from the Windows Store by simply configuring the service to start automatically. To do so, you need to:

  1. Press the Windows Logo key + R to open a Run
  2. Type services.msc into the Run dialog and press Enter to launch the Services Manager.
  3. Scroll down the list of services, locate the Windows Update service and double-click on it to open its Properties.
  4. Open the dropdown menu in front of Startup type: and click on Automatic to select it.
  5. Click on Apply.
  6. Click on OK.
  7. Close the Services Manager.
  8. Restart the computer.

When the computer boots up, launch the Windows Store and try installing an application that you couldn’t install before to see whether or not the problem has been fixed.

Solution 2: Use a .BAT file to fix the problem

This problem can also be resolved by creating and using a .BAT file designed to make sure that the Windows Update service and all other services that need to be running to successfully download and install applications from the Windows Store are not only running but are also configured to start at boot. In order to use this solution, you need to:

  1. Press the Windows Logo key + R to open a Run
  2. Type notepad into the Run dialog and press Enter to launch a fresh instance of Notepad.
  3. Type (or copy and paste) the following text into the fresh instance of Notepad:sc config wuauserv start= auto
    sc config bits start= auto
    sc config DcomLaunch start= auto
    net stop wuauserv
    net start wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net start bits
    net start DcomLaunch
  4. Press Ctrl + S.
  5. Open the dropdown menu in front of Save as type: and click on All Files to select it.
  6. Type repair.bat into the File name: field.
  7. Navigate to where you want the .BAT file to be saved.
  8. Click on Save.
  9. Navigate to where you saved the .BAT file, locate it, right-click on it and click on Run as administrator. The .BAT file will open an elevated Command Prompt, execute each of the required commands and then close the elevated Command Prompt, so all you need to do is wait.

Once the elevated Command Prompt has closed, you may launch the Windows Store, try to install an application and see whether or not the problem persists if not follow steps here: 0x80070422

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