How to fix Windows Update Error 0×80070422?

According to most experts, it will be very common for computer to encounter Windows 7 update problems when trying to update their computers. And the most common one should be the update error 0×80070422 telling that “Error(s) Found: Code 0×80070422 when trying to run Windows Update in Windows 7 indicates a problem in connecting to Windows Update Server”. If you receive this error when downloading or installing updates, it tells that a computer virus has turned off the Windows Update, or another service that is needed by Windows Update. So what you need to do first is to scan and clean all viruses first, and then restart these services to see whether you can successfully install the Vista updates. However, if your computer is not infected with a virus, it is recommended that you follow steps below to solve the Windows update problems.

1. Restart services that required by Windows Update

Go to the Start button, click Control Panel, and click System and Maintenance, and then Administrative Tools to open the Administrative Tools.
Double-click Services. If you are asked to enter the administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation to go.
In the Services window, double-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
On the General tab, under Startup type, click Manual, and then click Apply.
Click the Log On tab to make sure the service is enabled in every hardware profile listed.
Click the General tab, click Start, and then click OK. When you are in the Services window, double-click Windows Event Log.
On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
Next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it is not, click Start, and then click OK.
In the Services window, double-click the Windows Update service.
On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
Next to Service status, check to see if Started is listed. If it is not, click Start, and then click OK. Enter the password if it is needed.
In the Services window, double-click Software Licensing.
On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
Next to Service status, check to see if Started is listed. If it is not, click Start, and then click OK.
Close the Services window, and try to install Windows updates again.
If the Windows 7 update error 0×80070422 still remains, there must be something wrong with the Windows registry. To solve this problem, you need to modify the below registry keys:

1. Click Start , and then Run, type “regedit” into the box and press enter to proceed.

2. Navigate to the following Registry key

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE

\Policies

\Microsoft

\Windows

\WindowsUpdate

\AU

3. Once you have found the key, from the right-pane, change the value of the key

“UseWUServer”=dword:00000001 to “UseWUServer”=dword:00000000”

4. Reboot the Windows 7 PC and then you can install the needed Windows updates now.

Warning: Only perform the above registry modification job if you have enough knowledge to edit registry entries! If not, a registry repairing tool will be the best choice for you to automatically troubleshoot and fix all registry problems.

Sometimes, the Windows 7 update problems are caused when you are not connected to the Internet properly. So, you should first check if you are having connectivity problems. Besides, if there is a proxy server used in your Internet Explorer, try disabling the proxy to see it helps or not. This may work in some environments.

Hope that the Windows 7 update problems fix solutions here helps you to enjoy a smooth computer life all the time!

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