How do I fix 80070422?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Windows Update Error 80070422 is a very common error that occurs when trying to update Windows. There are a few different reasons why this error might occur, but the most common cause is that the Windows Update service is not running. This can happen if the service is disabled or if it is not set to start automatically. Other causes of this error include incorrect permissions for the Windows Update service or a corrupt update cache.

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1. Try stopping and restarting the Windows Update service

  1. Open the Windows Start menu.
  2. Type "services.msc" and press Enter.
  3. In the services window, double-click Windows Update.
  4. In the Windows Update window, click the "Stop" button.
  5. Click the "Restart" button.
  6. After the computer restarts, Windows Update should start working again.

2. Check if the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is running

The first step is to open the Control Panel. The Control Panel can be found by searching for "Control Panel" in the Windows Start Menu. The second step is to click on the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" option. The third step is to check if the "BITS" service is running. If the "BITS" service is not running, then the 80070422 error may be caused by a problem with the Windows operating system. In order to fix the 80070422 error, you will need to install the "BITS" service.

3. Reset the Catroot2 folder

  1. If you are using Windows Server 2008 or later, open the Server Manager.
  2. In the left pane, click storage.
  3. In the right pane, click catroot2.
  4. Click the Reset button.
  5. Click the Yes button.
  6. Click the Close button.

4. Try running the System File Checker tool

  1. Open the Start menu and click on "Run".
  2. Type "cmd" and press Enter.
  3. Type "sfc /scannow" and press Enter.
  4. If the tool finds any corrupt files, it will offer to fix them. Click on "Yes" to proceed with the repair.
  5. If the repair is successful, the tool will report that the operation was completed without error.

5. Try running the DISM tool

  1. Open the Command Prompt and type "dism /online /cleanup-image /config-file:C:\Windows\System32\config"
  2. If the DISM tool encounters any errors, it will display them and offer to continue the operation or stop the tool. Select "continue" to continue the operation.
  3. The DISM tool will scan the Windows system for installed updates, missing updates, and configuration files.
  4. If any updates or configuration files are found to be missing, the DISM tool will offer to install them. Select "install updates" or "install configuration files" to install the missing updates or configuration files, respectively.
  5. The DISM tool will then report the results of the operation.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
  2. Check if the Windows Firewall is blocking the Windows Update service.
  3. Try temporarily disabling your antivirus software.