Windows error code 80070422 (Update Error Code 0x80070422) can be solved. Check out our guide for troubleshooting the Update error code and how to prevent it from coming back in the future.
When you try to install updates in Windows 7 you receive error code 0x80070422. Once the error code appears it stops the updates from downloading to your PC.
Follow our instructions if error #80070422 happens
Windows Update error 80070422 is caused by a problem with the service configuration for Windows Update. You can try to solve the error by changing the settings for your Windows update service.
In the Windows 7 operating system simply click on Start
on the main toolbar and then choose Control Panel
from the menu. When the search window appears enter troubleshooter
and press the Enter key
. When the new window opens choose Troubleshooting
and then click on System and Security
and choose Fix Problems with Windows Update
You can also use another method to try and resolve the issue by adjusting the Windows Update service. Make sure you are logged into your PC as the administrator and then click on Start
from the primary toolbar and choose Control Panel
from the menu. When the search prompt appears enter administrative tools
and when the new window opens choose Administrative Tools
. Under Administrative Tools choose Services
and then enter your administrator password
. When the new window opens locate Windows Update
from the list and then right click
on it. Choose Properties
from the menu and then click on General
. Under the General
window place a check mark next to Automatic
and then verify that Windows Update service is activated by checking under Service Status
. If the service is not activated simply click on Start
and then close the window.
TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Update error #80070422