How to enable updates after error code 0x80070422

If you spot error 0x80070422, it’s often because the update service has been disabled. Apart from reactivating it, we’ll detail other solutions for addressing error 0x80070422.

What is Windows update error 0x80070422?

With error 0x80070422 a scheduled Windows update cannot be performed. The corresponding error message reads: “There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: 0x80070422.” While third-party antivirus programs could in theory cause 0x80070422, the most common reason is that the operating system’s update service is disabled. Find out how to resolve the error.


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Enable update service and fix 0x80070422

Encountering error 0x80070422 often disrupts successful downloads even with subsequent attempts. Therefore, your proactive involvement becomes crucial. The good news is that activating Windows’ update service is relatively straightforward. Here are the required steps:

  1. Launch “Run”. To do this, press the key combination [Windows] and [R].
  2. Enter the command services.msc in the corresponding field and confirm with [Enter] or click “Ok”.
  3. Find option “Windows Update” in the list and double click on it.
  4. A new window will open. Look for the “Startup type” option. After clicking on it, you have four choices: “Automatic (Delayed startup)”, “Automatic”, “Manual” and “Disabled”. Select “Automatic” and go to “Ok”.
  5. Restart the PC and try to perform the update again. The error code 0x80070422 should now no longer prevent you from doing so.

System check against 0x80070422

If 0x80070422 still occurs, a damaged system file may be to blame. Checking for it is recommended. You can do this as follows:

  1. Press the key combination [Windows] and [R] again.
  2. Enter “cmd” and press the [Ctrl], [Shift] and [Enter] keys simultaneously.
  3. Confirm with “Yes”. Now continue as administrator.
  4. Enter the following command and execute it completely:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  1. Enter the next command:
sfc /scannow
  1. Restart your PC and try to perform the update again. 0x80070422 should no longer appear.

Temporarily disable your antivirus programs

If neither of these approaches proves effective, error code 0x80070422 is likely attributed to an antivirus program or the Firewall. In such cases, deactivate your third-party security systems temporarily during the update process. Once completed, you can proceed to re-enable all programs, ensuring comprehensive protection.


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