How To Fix Windows Update Error: Code 0x80070422

How To Easily Fix Windows Update Error: Code 0x80070422, On Windows 10

Windows Update is a free Microsoft service for the Windows operating system, which automates downloading and installing software updates over the Internet. The service delivers software updates for Windows, service packs, patches, Microsoft antivirus products (such as Windows Defender), and driver updates for hardware devices. Windows Update is a necessary part of running any Windows operating system. On most Windows computers running the operating system, updates are installed automatically.

Microsoft releases many updates for Windows 10 and this can become problematic for some Windows users. For example, updating Windows can result in a "0x80070422" error code that is delivered by a message stating that updates failed to install. Error code "0x80070422" is one of the Windows Update bugs faced by many Windows 10 users. The error is often eliminated after installation of updates or the entire Windows 10 operating system. The error might also appear when trying to check for updates, and sometimes when installing apps from Microsoft Store.

Fortunately, you can fix the "0x80070422" error quite easily by checking the Windows Update service, disabling IPv6, restarting Network List service, running Windows Troubleshooter, etc. In this guide we present a number of possible solutions to fix this error.

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Check Windows Update Service

Windows Services (also know as services.msc), are used to modify how Windows services run on your system. These services are responsible for running available programs and managing many system settings and resources. You can modify a service's settings for security, troubleshooting, and performance-related reasons. You need to access Windows Services to stop the Windows Update service. Type "run" in Search and click the "Run" result.

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In the Run dialog box, type "services.msc" and click "OK" to open Windows Services.

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In the Services window, find "Windows Update" service and right-click on it. Select "Properties" in the drop-down menu.

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In Windows Update Properties window, find "Startup type:" and set it to "Automatic". Then find "Service status:" and click "Start" to start the Windows Update service if it was stopped. Click "Apply" to save changes. Check if this fixes the "0x80070422" error.

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Restart Network List Service

The Windows Network List service identifies the networks to which the computer has connected, collects and stores properties for these networks, and notifies applications when these properties change. For some users, restarting the Network List service helps to fix the "0x80070422" error, so we suggest you to try this method. Go to Windows Services (as in the previous method) and then find the Network List service. Right-click this service and select "Restart" from the contextual menu. Another way to restart this service is to select "Stop" and then "Start" when right-clicked on the Network List Service. Try to update Windows now and see if the "0x80070422" error persists.

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Run Windows Troubleshooter

Windows includes a number of troubleshooters designed to quickly diagnose and automatically resolve various computer problems. Troubleshooters cannot fix all problem, but they are a good place to start if you encounter problems with your computer or operating system. To start troubleshooting, go to Settings and type "troubleshoot", select "Troubleshoot" from the list.

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Find "Windows Update" under "Get up and running" and select it. Click "Run the troubleshooter" and follow the instructions. See if the Windows Update Troubleshooter fixed the "0x80070422" error, and that you are now able to update Windows without problems.

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Disable IPv6

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. Disabling the IPv6 feature might help to fix the "0x80070422" error.

The easiest way to disable IPv6 on the Windows operating system is via the Network and Sharing Center. To open it, go to Control Panel and click "View network status and tasks" under "Network and Internet".

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Click the connection (in our case, "Ethernet").

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In the connection status window, click "Properties".

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In your connection properties window, find "Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)" and unmark the checkbox to disable it. Click "OK" to save changes and see if this helps to fix the "0x80070422" error.

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We hope that one of the methods described in this article solves the "0x80070422" issue, and you are now able to update Windows 10 without problems.

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