Fix: Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070422

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Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070422

Although Windows 10 has been released for a few months now sometimes unplanned errors can occur and one of these errors is error 0x80070422.

Just like many Windows 10 errors, this one is relatively easy to fix, so if you’re having this error you might want to have a look at our solutions.

How to Solve Windows Update Error 0x80070422 in Windows 10

  1. Make sure that Windows Update service is running
  2. Disable IPv6
  3. Check EnableFeaturedSoftware Data
  4. Restart Network List Service
  5. Run Windows 10’s update troubleshooter

Error 0x80070422 usually occurs when you’re trying to update Windows 10 through Windows Update, and this error prevents you completely from downloading Windows updates.

This can be a big problem since your system might be vulnerable and you’ll miss out on the new features, but fortunately for you, there’s a way to fix this.

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Solution 1 – Make sure that Windows Update service is running

  1. Open Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools.
  2. Find and run Services.
  3. When Services window opens find Windows Update service and double click it to open its update error
  4. In Windows Update Properties find Startup Type and from the dropdown choose Automatic. Also, check the Service status, and if the status isn’t set to Running click the Start button in that section to start it.
  5. Click OK to save your settings and restart your computer.

Solution 2 – Disable IPv6

Some users claim that disabling IPv6 helped them to resolve this issue, so to do that follow these instructions.

  1. Open Control Panel and go to Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Find your connection, right-click it and choose Properties.
  3. You should see the list of items. Find Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and uncheck it.
  4. Now click OK to save changes.
  5. Restart your computer and see if the issue is resolved.

You could also do this by using Registry Editor.

  1. Type regedit into the Search bar and choose Registry Editor from the list of results.
  2. Navigate to the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\ParametersWindows 10 Update Error 0x80070422 3
  3. Right-click the Parameters on the left pane and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070422 4
  4. In the name field enter DisabledComponents.
  5. Right-click the new DisabledComponents value and choose Modify.Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070422 5
  6. Enter ffffffff as Value data and press OK to save changes.Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070422 6
  7. Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.
  8. If you want to enable IPv6, just navigate to the same key as in Step 2 and change the value of DisabledComponents to 0 or just delete the DisabledComponents key.

Solution 3 – Check EnableFeaturedSoftware Data

  1. Go to Start > type “regedit’ > hit Enter to launch the Registry Editor
  2. Located the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Windows Update\Auto UpdateEnableFeaturedSoftware Data
  3. Check EnableFeaturedSoftware Data and make sure that its value it set to 1.

Keep in mind that depending on your Windows 10 version, the path to reach EnableFeaturedSoftware may be slightly different.

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Solution 4 – Restart Network List Service

Quite a few users confirmed that restarting the Network List Service fixed the problem for them.

More specifically, all you need to do is turn this service off and then turn it back on or simply restart it. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to Start > type ‘run’ > double click the first result to launch Run
  2. Now type services.msc > launch Windows Services
  3. Locate Network List Service > right-click on it > select Restart. You can also select Stop and then Restart.Restart Network List Service
  4. Try to update your computer again to see if the error persists.

Solution 5 – Run Windows 10’s update troubleshooter

Windows 10 comes with a built-in troubleshooter that can quickly fix general technical issues affecting various Windows components, including the Update service.

So, if error 0x80070422 still persists after trying all the solutions listed above, try running Microsoft’s Update Troubleshooter.

Go to Start > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > click on Windows Update > run the troubleshooter

troubleshoot windows update

As you can see error 0x80070422 can cause a lot of issues since it prevents you from performing Windows updates, but fortunately for you, this issue can be easily resolved.

We also have to say that a similar error, with the same error code, could be caused by the firewall, so if you stumble upon it, check out this article to fix the firewall settings error.

Anyway, if you’ve got additional suggestions on how to fix this error, feel free to list the steps to follow in the comments below.

Need more ideas on how to fix Windows update issues? Check out this guide.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.