How to Fix Error Code 0x80070422 in Windows 10?


If you’re seeing error 0x80070422 in Windows 10, chances are that you’re having a issue with Windows Update. Let’s look at how to fix windows defender error 0x80070422 and what causes this issue.

Restart Your PC

While it’s common advice for all errors, it’s important to restart your computer before moving onto further troubleshooting. Restarting can often clear up temporary issues, so you don’t want to waste time working on a issue that has a simple fix.

After you reboot, try to install the latest updates again at Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. If you see the error again, continue on. keep in mind that it’s not a bad idea to restart after performing each of the below steps, either.

Fix the Windows Update Service

To open the Services manager, type services into the start menu to open its panel. You’ll see a list of dozens of services here, but you only need to worry about one for now: Windows Update. Double-click it to open the Properties window, where you can change how it works.

If the Startup type box say's Disabled, this is likely what’s causing error 0x80070422. The default option is Manual (Trigger Start); since you’re having a problem, try Automatic. Also on this page, if the Service status says Stopped, click Start. After making these changes, try running Windows Update again.

Restart Other Services

While you’re in the Services panel, there’s another service to check: Network List. This service is responsible for identifying networks your computer is connected to and keeping information about them, so you wouldn’t think it’s relevant. Despite this, many people have reported that restarting it fixes error 0x80070422.
In the Services manager, locate Network List Service. Right-click it and choose Restart to kill it and start it again, which will hopefully fix the issue.
While you’re here, or if further steps don’t fix the issue, 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
Head to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and click Additional troubleshooters to see the full list of tools. Under get up and running, select Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter to launch the appropriate one.
The tool will check for problems, then let you know if it finds actions to take. If it couldn’t identify the issue, you can select View detailed information to see what Windows tested for.

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