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How To Fix Windows Error 0x80070422 On Your PC (Step by Step)

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If you are using a Windows PC, then chances are you may have come across the annoying error code 0x80070422 when trying to install updates or may be enabling the Windows Firewall. In this article, we will walk you through all the possible symptoms, causes and resolutions for error 0x80070422 in case you are trying to get around or fix the said issue.

“0x80070422” error message when you try to enable Windows Firewall

When you try to enable your Windows Firewall in Internet Explorer 9, you receive the error message 0x80070422.

To get around this, you could try 4 different methods. If the first method doesn’t resolve your issue, go to the next method.

 

If you haven’t scanned your computer for viruses or malware recently, we strongly recommend that you do this. You can use the Microsoft Safety Scanner to remove malware from your computer. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the following Microsoft website:
  2. Click Download Now. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the Microsoft Safety Scanner. When you are prompted, save the file to your desktop.
  3. After installation, move to your desktop and double-click the Microsoft Safety Scanner icon. It may be listed as msert.
  4. Check the Accept all terms of the preceding license agreement box, and then click Next two times.See image
    Check the Accept all terms of the preceding license agreement box, and then click Next two times.
  5. Click Quick Scan, and then click Next.See image
    Click Quick Scan, and then click Next.
  6. The Microsoft Safety Scanner will scan your computer and remove all malware.
  7. Click Start, and then type Windows Firewall in the Search programs and files box (Windows 7) or in the Start search box (Windows Vista).
  8. Click Windows Firewall.
  9. In the navigation pane (left pane) of Control Panel, click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.See image
    In the navigation pane (left pane) of Control Panel, click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  10. Click Turn on Windows Firewall for each network location, and then click OK.See image
    Click Turn on Windows Firewall for each network location, and then click OK.

If you still receive error 0x80070422 when you try to turn on your Windows Firewall, go to Method 2.

To fix this problem automatically, Download Microsoft Fix it application. If a security notification appears, click Run.
Download Microsoft Fix it

If you still receive error 0x80070422 when you try to turn on your Windows Firewall, go to Method 3.

  1. Click Start, and then type Windows Update in the Search programs and files box (Windows 7 and above) or in the Start search box (Windows Vista).
  2. Click Windows Update, and then click Check for updates.
  3. Click Install Updates. You may have to restart your computer after installation.
  4. Click Start, and then type Windows Update in the Search programs and files box (Windows 7 and above) or in the Start search box (Windows Vista).
  5. Click Windows Firewall.
  6. In the navigation pane of Control Panel, click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  7. Click Turn on Windows Firewall for each network location, and then click OK.

If you still receive error 0x80070422 when you try to turn on your Windows Firewall, go to Method 4.

  1. Click Start, and then type Services in the Search programs and files box (Windows 7 and above) or in the Start search box (Windows Vista).
  2. Click Services (next to a cogwheel icon), and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted, enter your administrator username and password, and then press Enter.
  3. Scroll until you see Windows Firewall. Double-click Windows Firewall.
    Scroll until you see Windows Firewall. Double-click Windows Firewall.
  4. Click the drop-down list next to Startup type, and then click Automatic.
    Click the drop-down list next to Startup type, and then click Automatic.
  5. Restart your computer. Windows Firewall should be enabled.

If you still receive error 0x80070422 when you restart your computer, you may want to contact the Microsoft Consumer Security Support Center. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:

 

Error message when you try to install updates by using the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site: “0x80070422”

You could also receive the error 0x80070422 when trying to install updates by using the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site.

Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

To resolve this problem, start the required services. To do this in Windows 2000, in Windows XP, or in Windows Server 2003, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type Notepad, and then click OK or press ENTER.
  2. Copy the following text, and then paste the text into Notepad:
    sc config wuauserv start= auto
    sc config bits start= auto
    sc config DcomLaunch start= auto
    net stop wuauserv
    net start wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net start bits
    net start DcomLaunch
    
  3. Click File, click Save As, and then type Repair.bat.
  4. In the Save as type box, click All Files.
  5. In the Save in box, click Desktop, and then click Save.
  6. On the File menu, click Exit.
  7. Double-click the Repair.bat file that you saved in step 5. This action starts the required services.
  8. Try to install the updates again. If you can install the updates, delete the Repair.bat file. To delete the Repair.bat file, right-click Repair.bat, click Delete, and then click Yes.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

To start the required services in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Start button , type Notepad in the Start Search box, and then click Notepad in the Programs list.
  2. Copy the following text, and then paste the text into Notepad:
    sc config wuauserv start= auto
    sc config bits start= auto
    sc config DcomLaunch start= auto
    net stop wuauserv
    net start wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net start bits
    net start DcomLaunch 
    
  3. Click File, click Save As, and then type Repair.bat.
  4. In the Save as type box, click All Files (*.*).
  5. In the Save in box, click Desktop, and then click Save.
  6. On the File menu, click Exit.
  7. Right -click the Repair.bat file that you saved in step 5, and then click Run as administrator. This action starts the required services.User Access Control permission  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  8. Try to install the updates again. If you can install the updates, delete the Repair.bat file. To delete the Repair.bat file, right-click Repair.bat, click Delete, and then click Yes.

For more information about how to troubleshoot this problem with Windows Update or Microsoft Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

 

Let us know whether you have come across such an error in the past and what things did you try to fix the same in the comments below.

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