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Resolve Windows update error 0x80070422 by using these solutions. Also, learn a data recovery method to restore lost data on your computer.


I. How to fix the 0x80070422 error on Windows 10?

When updating Windows, the error code 0×80070422 may occur due to a variety of reasons such as damaged system files, incorrect system configuration, disabled related services, or unknown system failures. Fortunately, there are several effective solutions to resolve this issue. Keep reading to learn more.
fix the 0x80070422 error on Windows 10

1. Restart the computer

When restarting the computer, the system will automatically repair some detected problems, so we can try to restart the computer to fix the 0×80070422 error first.
Method 1: Click (Start) menu > (Power) > (Restart) to restart the computer.
Method 2: Press (Ctrl + Alt + Delete) at the same time, select (Power) in the lower right corner, and then select (Restart).
Method 3: Hold down the power button to manually shut down the computer, then press the power button again to restart the device. Please make sure everything is saved before doing in this way.
restart PC

2. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is a system update troubleshooting tool built into the Windows system, which can help users troubleshoot and fix most of the problems encountered during the system update process. Here are the detailed steps to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Step 1: Run the computer, and press the (Windows+I) key on the keyboard at the same time to open the settings interface. Then click on the (Update & Security) option.
Windows update and security
Step 2: Find (Troubleshoot) on the left, select the (Windows Update) option on the right, and click the (Run the Troubleshooter) button.

3. Make sure Windows update and other related services are running

The Windows Update service is responsible for handling Windows updates and other processes related to it. If the update service stops, error code 0×80070422 will appear when installing Windows updates. Therefore, we need to ensure that related services such as Windows Update can run properly.
Step 1: Enter (service) in the search box on the left side of the taskbar and click the (service) application in the search results.
run Service In Taskbar
Step 2: Find the (Windows Update) option in the service list, double-click on it to open the “Windows Update Properties” interface. Next, change the startup type to (automatic), if the service status is (stopped), then click the (start) button. Finally, click (Apply) and (OK).
Step 3: Go back to the Services interface, right-click on (Windows Update) and select the (Restart) option.
Step 4: Then make sure that the following services are also running. Then try performing a Windows update again to see if the problem is resolved.
● BitLocker Drive Encryption Service
● DCOM Server Process Launcher
● Network Connections
● Windows Defender Firewall
● Windows Event Collector
● Windows Event Log

4. Disable IPv6

Windows update requires a stable and good network connection. When the 0×80070422 error message appears, you can try to disable IPv6. IPv6 is the successor of IPv4 protocol, but many devices are not compatible with IPv6. So if the above methods cannot solve the problem, please try to disable IPv6.
Step 1: Enter (Control Panel) in the search box on the left side of the taskbar, and click (Control Panel) in the search results.
search windows Control Panel
Step 2: In the opened interface, change the view mode to (small icon), find and open (Network and Sharing Center).
network and sharing center windows 10
Step 3: Click the network connection on the right, then switch to (Networking) in the “Ethernet Status” window. From there, uncheck the “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)”, and then click (OK). Then run the Windows update again to check whether the problem is resolved.
uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6

5. Run DISM and SFC commands

DISM, officially created by Microsoft, is an image tool commonly utilized for examining and fixing system image files, as well as identifying and eliminating registry items. Additionally, System File Checker (SFC) is capable of detecting and repairing damaged or missing system files within the system files directory. In the event that the 0×80070422 error is a result of system file corruption, attempting to run DISM and SFC commands to scan and repair may prove effective.
Step 1: Enter (cmd) in the search box, right-click the search result, and select (Run as administrator) to open the command prompt window.
Step 2: In the command prompt window that opens, paste the (DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth) command into it and press (Enter). Then type (sfc /scannow) and press (Enter).
run DISM command
Step 3: The process will take some time, wait for it to complete. Re-run the Windows Update operation after the process is complete to check if the problem is resolved. If the prompt “Windows Resource Protection cannot perform the requested operation” appears after running (sfc /scannow), please click here to view the solution.
The above is the repair method for the 0×80070422 error. If you find that important data in the computer is lost after you fix the problem, you can continue to refer to the following methods for data recovery.

II. Recover lost data with Renee Undeleter

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is a software specially designed to restore various data files. When you accidentally delete important files, empty the recycle bin, or format the disk/storage, you can use this tool to find the lost data back. This software covers four functional modules, including file recovery, format recovery, partition recovery and image creation, so it can help you solve many data loss problems that may occur during system use in an all-round way, which is very convenient.
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2. How to recover lost files with Renee Undeleter?

Restoring data with Renee Undeleter is very simple, the specific steps are as follows:
Step 1: Download, install, and run Renee Undeleter on a Windows computer, and select the (Fast Partition Scan) option on the main interface.
Note: It is not recommended to install the software on the disk that requires data recovery to avoid overwriting any existing data. If a document was recently deleted from the internal disk, you can use the “Fast Partition Scan” function. However, if the disk has been formatted, the file is lost, or the deletion occurred a while ago, you can utilize the “Whole Partition Scan” or “Whole Disk Scan” feature to restore the data.
fast partition scan with Renee Undeleter
Data recovery function:
Fast Partition Scan – Quickly retrieve files lost due to accidental deletion or emptying the recycle bin.
Whole Partition Scan – Quickly recover files lost due to inaccessible or formatted partitions.
Whole Disk Scan – Analyze and get partition information and perform a full scan of the entire partition.
Image Creation – You can create a mirror image for a partition to back up the current partition state.
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the lost data is located and click on (Next).
scan disk with Renee Undeleter
Step 3: Select the (Fast Scan) option and click the (Next) button to scan.

It should be noted that “Fast Scan” only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space of the selected disk. If the desired file is not found after scanning, you can use “Deep Scan” to scan the partition again. It will take more time, but more data can be scanned.

fast scan lost data
Step 4: Wait for the scan to complete. You can double-click on the files to preview them, and check the target files. Finally, click the (Recover) button to restore the file to another disk.
recover files with Renee Undeleter