Fix Windows Update error 0x80070422

Error 0x80070422 can occur on a Windows computer when running Windows Update, activating Windows Firewall or downloading from the Windows Store. In this article, we will talk about Windows Update error 0x80070422. When this occurs, it usually means that the Windows Update (WUAUSERV) is not started or Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

80070422 Self Update Failure Software Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0×80070422

Error 0x80070422 for Windows Update

If you face this issue, you need to check up on the following issues:

  1. Check the status of Update-related Windows Services.
  2. Run Microsoft’s Online Windows Update Troubleshooter.
  3. Disable IPv6 in Network Center.

I recommended you create a System Restore Point first before you begin.

1] Check the status of some Windows Services

Open the Windows Services Manager and locate the following services:

  1. Windows Update – Manual (Triggered)
  2. Background Intelligent Transfer Service – Manual.

Open their Properties and ensure that their Startup type is as mentioned above against their name and that the Services are running. If not click on the Start button.

2] Run Microsoft’s Online Windows Update Troubleshooter

You can also try to run Microsoft’s Online Windows Update Troubleshooter and check if that is any help in fixing any of your issues.

3] Disable IPv6 in Network Center

To disable IPv6, start by hitting the WINKEY + X button combinations and click on Network Connections.

It will open the Settings app on a specific page. On the right side panel, click on the link that says Network and Sharing Center.

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It will open a Win32 version of Windows Settings also called as the Control Panel. On the right side, click on the network that you are connected to.

It will open a new mini window. Inside that mini window, click on Properties. It will open another mini window.

In the list that it populates, just uncheck the listing that says – Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

Click on OK and close all other windows. Check if that fixes your issues.

Related read: Error 0x80070422 The Service Couldn’t Be Started in Windows Defender.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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