Windows Update 0x80070422 Error on Windows 10 [Solved]

Sophie Luo, in Network issuesTechnical Tips Tags: Windows Update

The WannaCry ransomware broke out few weeks ago sure did tighten the nerve of every Windows user, and people have never put such high priority to updating the patches and updates from Microsoft. 

But we have received complains from users saying that problem occurred in Windows Update with the error code 0x80070422

If this is what also happening to you, no worries, we have got quite some effective solutions that are going to help you with it fast and easily! 

Option 1: Restart Windows Update Service

Option 2: Disable IPv6 in Network Center

Option 3:Disable Network List Service 

 

Option 1: Restart Windows Update Service

Note: You must be logged on as an administrator to perform the steps below. 

1) On your keyboard, hit Windows key and R at the same time. Then type in services.msc and hit Enter

2) Press W key on your keyboard to faster locate Windows Update service from the list. 

3) Right click Windows Update and choose Properties

4) Make sure the Startup type is selected as Automatic

5) Please also make sure the Service status is set as Running. If not, click the Start button to start it. Then hit Apply and OK buttons to save the changes. 

6) Please also make sure the following services are running: 

BitLocker Drive Encryption Service

DCOM Server Process Launcher

Network Connections 

Windows Firewall

If their status is not Running, you can right click them and choose Start

Option 2: Disable IPv6 in Network Center

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Network Connections

2) Choose Network and Sharing Center on the right side of the pane. 

3) Find your connection, then click it to view its detailed information. 

4) Click Properties

5) Locate Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP /IPv6). Click to un-tick the box before this option. Then click OK to save the change. 

6) Restart your PC to see if this problem continues. 

Option 3: Disable Network List Service 

1) On your keyboard, hit Windows key and R at the same time. Then type in services.msc and hit Enter

2) Press N key on your keyboard to faster locate Windows Update service from the list. Right click it and choose Properties

3) In the Startup type category, choose from the drop down menu Disable

4) Then make sure the Service status IS NOT Running. If it is, then click the Stop button. Then hit Apply and OK to save the changes. 

PRO TIP: Problems with Windows Update could also be caused by faulty, outdated or missing network drivers. In such case, it is highly suggested that you update your network card driver to see if it helps. 

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 

1) Download and install Driver Easy. 

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged USB driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). 

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

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  • Ymh Man Hui

    The First Option worked for me with an error of 0x80070422 on Windows Update (Windows 10). Thank you very much

  • Paul

    I had the same 0x80070422 error with Windows Update (Windows 10). What worked for me was to ENABLE the Network List Service. Once enabled, updates went through with no problem.