If you see error 0×80070422 in Windows 10, it is likely that you are having a problem with Windows Update. Let’s take a look at how to fix error 0×80070422 and what causes this problem.
What is Windows Error 0×80070422
Before we begin, it’s worth mentioning what 0×80070422 means in Windows 10. As it turns out, this is most often a Windows Update error.
When it appears, any pending Windows updates will not install properly. You may see a message like “There were problems installing some updates” or “Windows Update is disabled” in the Windows Update pane when that happens.
This error prevents you from updating your computer properly, which could expose you to security issues if not fixed. Since you expect Windows Update to run smoothly in the background, Windows Update errors are frustrating.
Fortunately, this error is usually not too difficult to fix, as it has common causes.
Restart Your PC (Restart)
While this is general advice for all errors, it is important to restart your computer before moving on to further troubleshooting. Restarting can often fix the problem temporarily, so you don’t want to waste time working on an issue that has a simple fix.
After you reboot, try to install the latest update again in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. If you see the error again, continue. Keep in mind that it’s also not a bad idea to start over after performing each of the steps below.
Fix Windows Update Services
Most of the time, Windows Update error 0×80070422 occurs due to a problem with Windows Update Services. In case you weren’t aware, Windows Services are processes that run in the background, regardless of your user account. Your computer has many services, most of which run at startup and work silently.
Windows Update Services are Services that are integrated into Windows. If this stops working properly, Windows Update will fail to run properly. So this is a wise place to check first, be aware that you need admin rights to use it.
To open the Services manager, type services to the Start menu to open the panel. You’ll see a list of dozens of Services here, but you’ll just have to worry about them for now: Windows Update. Double click to open the window Properties, where you can change how it works.
If box startup type say Disabled, this is likely what causes error 0×80070422. The default option is Manual (Trigger Start); because you are having problem, try Automatic. Also on this page, if Service status say Stopped, click Start.
After making these changes, try running Windows Update again.
Restart Other Services
While you are in the Services pane, there are other Services to check: Network List. These services are responsible for identifying the network that your computer is connected to and storing information about it, so you won’t find it relevant. Nonetheless, many people have reported that restarting fixed error 0×80070422.
In manager Services, search for Services Network List. Right click and select Restart to kill it and Start again, which hopefully will fix the problem.
While you’re here, or if the next steps don’t fix the problem, you should also make sure that all of the following Services are running:
- BitLocker Drive Encryption Service
- DCOM Server Process Launcher
- Network Connections
- Windows Defender Firewall
Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows includes a number of automated troubleshooting tools to fix common problems. While these sound good in theory, they often don’t do anything worthwhile. But they’re still worth a try, as they only need a minute to run.
open Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and click Additional troubleshooters to see the full list of tools. Under Get up and running, choose Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter to launch the appropriate.
This tool will check for problems and then notify you if it finds an action to take. If you can’t identify the problem, you can choose View detailed information to see what Windows tested.
Since Windows Update relies on your internet connection, another solution for error 0×80070422 is to disable IPv6 in Windows. IPv6 is the successor to the IPv4 protocol, which was designed to allow more addresses possible than previous versions.
While it will be important in the future, many devices are not yet using IPv6. As a result, if it causes problems, you can usually disable it without any problems.
To disable IPv6 in Windows 10, enter control panel in the Start menu to search for that utility and open it. If View by at the top right shows Category, change to Small icons and select Network and Sharing Center. Here, click the info text next to Connections at the top right to open options for your current network.
In this panel, click the button Properties, which will open another window. There, scroll down to find Internet Protocol Version 6 and clear the checkbox next to it. Press OK to save your changes then you have successfully disabled IPv6. Restart and try downloading the update again.
Check Multiple Registry Values
If you still haven’t resolved error code 0×80070422 at this point, you should next check some Registry entries to make sure they are all correct. Keep in mind that editing the Registry improperly can damage your system, so be careful while you’re there.
Type regedit to the Start menu to open the Registry Editor utility. Then browse to the following button:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Windows Update > Auto Update
If you see a key titled EnableFeaturedSoftware, make sure it is set to 1. Otherwise, double click to change the value to 1.
If you don’t see this key, or if this doesn’t fix the problem, other users have reported that changing another Registry key fixed their problem. Go to the following location:
Here, if the button Start is other than 3, double click this and change it to 3, then reboot and try again.
Perform Advanced Windows Update Troubleshooting
If none of the above issues fix the problem, the error has a deeper cause. You’ll need to dig a little further to find out what’s going on, and may even need to do an on-site reinstall of Windows 10 to fix corrupted files.
Windows Update Error 0×80070422 Fixed
We’ve looked at some of the common causes for these Windows 10 errors and how you can fix them. Hope your problem is as easy as restarting Windows Update Services. Now your computer will be updated again!