How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070422

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to fix BSOD Windows Update Error 0x80070422
The Error “0x80070422” occurs when you install and update a patch and it could not start.

Step 1 – Error 0x80070422

First of all, double click on the windows update file. You will be prompted with an error informing you that the “Installer encountered an error: 0x80070422”. Click on the ok button to exit the pop up.

View error 0x80070422

Step 2 – Open services

Now let’s troubleshoot the problem. Open the start menu and in the search bar, type services.msc and hit enter.

Open services program

Step 3 – Open properties of the service

As a result, the services window will open up. Scroll down and right click on the Windows Update service and open its properties.

Open properties of Windows Update Service

Step 4 – Change startup type

Once the properties open, change the startup type and set it to Automatic and click on Apply.

Change startup type to automatic

Step 5 – Set recovery option for first time failure

Now go to the recovery tab and select the restart service option for the First Failure.

Set recovery options

Step 6 – Start the service

Now go back to the General tab and click on the Start button to start the Service.

Start the windows update service

Step 7 – Save the changes

Click on the Apply button to save the changes made and then close the services window.

Save the changes made

Step 8 – Run windows update file without an error

Run the windows update file again and this time, the Windows update will start without an error. In this manner, you have successfully resolved the BSOD windows update error 0x80070422.

Error resolved