Error code 0x80070422 appears on Windows 10 when the device is unable to complete the update. A user can get the error 0x80070422 due to numerous reasons. Installing the update regularly is necessary to keep the device secure from many threats. When the error message is displayed on the screen, you should immediately check the internet connection.
Common reasons for getting Windows error code 0x80070422:
Poor internet connection
Broken registry files
Error in Windows update service
IPv6 is interrupting the network
Windows files error
Best ways for fixing Windows error code 0x80070422:
Inspect your internet connection
Checking the internet is the very first thing to do whenever you get the update related error. Go to the computer and check the internet speed. If the speed is poor then wait for some time. You should only update the Windows 10 PC when the internet speed is stable. Instead of Wi-Fi, try connecting the PC to a LAN cable for better speed. Use a secure (password protected) and stable internet connection to update the device. If the internet is stable but the user is still getting error code 0x80070422 then try other manual techniques.
Restart the computer
This is a common technique for fixing numerous errors. Whenever the computer shows any error, restart it. Sometimes the user can get the error due to runtime issues. Close the error page from the screen and then shut down the device. Now restart the device and go to the Update and Security option. Click on the Update Now button and the Windows PC will start installing the update.
Check the Windows Update Service
The error in Windows update occurs when there are some issues with the Windows update services. These Windows services run in the background independently. If the Windows service gets into any error, the update process will interrupt. You can fix the Windows update service by following the steps:
Type services on the Search bar
Press the Enter button
From the result, click on Windows Update
Now double-click on the Properties option
Go to Startup type
If it is disabled then go to the default option
Change the manual option to Automatic. Now click on Service status and hit the Start button. Press the OK button and now try to update your device.
Run a Windows Update Troubleshooter
The inbuilt Troubleshooter of Windows can fix many errors. When the PC shows an error in updating then run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Click on Settings
Choose Update and Security
Go to Troubleshoot
Choose Additional Troubleshooters from the list
On the Getup and running option, choose Windows Update. Hit the Run the troubleshooter option and it will start searching for the error. The Update troubleshooting process may take some time. The tool will check for the files which are causing the error and then fix them automatically. If the troubleshooter is unable to fix the error then click on View detailed information and check for the error.
Increase the free hard disk space
When the update process fails, check the free disk space on your computer. If your device doesn't have enough free space then you should delete the unnecessary data from the device. You can delete videos, movies, etc as they are very large in size. After deleting the files, check the disk space and run a Windows update.
Scan your PC for viruses
Malware infection is one of the major causes behind the update failure. When the windows update error 0x80070422 appears on the screen, run a scan. But you need a good antivirus program that can remove all types of malware like viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, adware, spyware from the computer. From the desktop, click on the antivirus. On the dashboard, click on the System scan/ Full scan option. Your antivirus will scan all the files available on your device and then flush out the malware. The system scan process will take some time to run in the background and perform other tasks. Once the malware scanning process completes, restart your Windows 10 device and run the update process.
Repair the Windows 10 program files
The Windows 10 program files can get corrupted easily and cause other issues. Repairing the Windows files manually is not a simple task. But Windows has an inbuilt scanner tool that restores the corrupted Windows files.
Click on the Run bar
Type cmd and press the Enter button
Permission prompt will be displayed
Choose Allow button
Command prompt (black screen) will appear on the desktop. Type sfc/scannow on the command screen and press the Enter key from the keyboard. The scanner tool will start scanning the device for corrupted Windows files. If the error appears, it will troubleshoot it automatically. Once you get the result page, click on the OK button and try to update the Windows 10 PC.