0x80070422 error code during Windows update

Today we want to report the widespread update error code 0x80070422 , which apparently occurs particularly often after the installation of the new cumulative updates KB4025339 and  KB4025342 . But also the older Windows versions are repeatedly affected by this update error 0x80070422 .

Below you can see the original image of the error message 0x80070422 of a German Windows 10 system.


Unfortunately there is no general solution for the update problem, so we should show you different possible solutions here.

Update error 0x80070422 in connection with a WSUS

If you receive this update error code in connection with a Windows Update Service Server (WSUS) , you should run this script on the client.

REG DELETE “HKLM SOFTWARE Microsoft W indows Cur rentVersio n WindowsU pdate” / v SusClientId / f
REG DELETE “HKLM SOFTWARE Microsoft W indows Cur rentVersio n WindowsU pdate” / v SusClientIdValidation / f
net stop “Windows Update”
move% windir% windowsupdate.log  % windir% windowsupdate.old .XXX
move% windir% SoftwareDistribut ion% windir% SoftwareDistribut ionXXX
regsvr32 / s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 / s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 / s atl .dll
regsvr32 / s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 / s wups.dll
regsvr32 / s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 / s mssip32.dll
regsvr32 / s initpki.dll
regsvr32 / s softpub.dll
net start “Windows Update”
wuauclt / resetauthorization / detectnow

Then you should check again on the Windows client whether the download and installation of the missing Windows updates is working.

Check system integrity

Furthermore, you can by command

scf / scannow

check the Windows system integrity . The entire Windows installation is examined for errors, problems, or missing files and then corrected if necessary. After executing this command, a Windows system restart is necessary. Then you should check again whether the error code 0x80070422  still occurs.

Virus protection and Windows firewall

As a further attempt, you should temporarily deactivate your Windows firewall or the installed third-party firewall . Non-Microsoft firewall software systems in particular can cause massive problems with Windows updates.

Unfortunately, this always includes the manufacturers of the antivirus systems. Here, too, we recommend briefly deactivating the security software to check whether the error code  0x80070422 may be related to the security software.

Start Windows Update service WUAUSERV

Some users have reported that Error 0x80070422 may   also be due to the “Windows Update” service not being started. Simply call up the service management via “services.msc” and check whether the Windows Update service has started. Possibly. also set the startup type to ” Automatic ” so that the problem does not occur again with the next Windows update.

Further help on other Windows Update error codes can be found in these posts here on our blog.

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