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Error 0x80070422 usually occurs when you're trying to update Windows 10 through Windows Update, and this error prevents you completely from downloading Windows updates.

Step 1 - Error 0x80070422

First of all, double-click on the windows updates 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.

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.

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.

Step 4 - Change startup type

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

Step 5 - Set recovery option for the first-time failure

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

Step 6 - Start the service

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

Step 7 - Save the changes

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

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.

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