How To Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows 10

Microsoft constantly updates its operating system to improve its performance and enhanced its security features to protect the computer against malware. It also updates drivers for other hardware devices on your Windows PC. Updating Windows is a simple and easy process, there are instances wherein Update error message can occur such as Update Error 0x80070424. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle how to fix Windows Update Error code 0x80070424 on your Windows 10.

Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070424

There are several factors that can cause Update Error 0x80070424 on your computer from Windows Disabled Update services to a required system files that are missing. Listed below are the troubleshooting solution that you need to do to be able to fix update error code 0x80070424 on your Windows PC.

Before performing the recommended troubleshooting steps below, its best to restart your Windows computer first. This action refreshes the Windows system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Step1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

A useful tool on Windows is the Windows Update Troubleshooter that is used to diagnose and fixes computer related issues. This is the first step to try to fix Windows Update Error 0x80070424.

To do this:

  1. Click Windows logo key or Start menu located at the lower left of your Windows computer

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  2. Click on Settings, an icon that looks like a gear. This will open Windows Settings section.

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  3. At windows setting section, click  Update and Security tab

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  4. Click  Troubleshoot located at the left pane.

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  5. Click on Additional Troubleshooters at right pane.

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  6. Under the Get up and Running section, locate and click on Windows Update.

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  7. Click the Run the Troubleshooter tab. A new window opens. Windows will now detect problems.

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  8. After Windows Update Troubleshooter process is complete and it could not identify any problem, click on Close and Exit Settings Section.

    However, if a problem is detected, it will display recommended solutions on how to fix it.
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Once Run troubleshooter is done, check if Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows issue still occurs.

Step 2: Register System Files

To be able to completely download and install Windows updates on your computer, Windows system files will be used. However, if there are missing system files on your computer, error message during update will occur. Try to register system files and check if the issue will be fix.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box
  2. At RUN dialogue box, type “regsvr32 Qmgr.dll /s” and press Enter or Click OK.
  3. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialogue box again.
  4. Then type “regsvr32 Qmgrprxy.dll /s” and press Enter or click OK.
  5. Restart your computer.

After computer completely reboots, check if Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows issue still occurs.

Step 3: Enable Windows Update Services

If Background Intelligent Transfer Service , Windows Update Service, and Workstation is disabled or is not running, it is possible to be the cause of Windows Update error to occur. To fix this error, you can try to enable and manually start running Windows Update Services on your Windows 10 and check if the issue will be resolved.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialogue box
  2. At RUN dialogue box, type “services.msc” and press Enter or Click OK to open Services section.
  3. Locate and click Background Intelligent Transfer Service at Windows Services section
  4. Right click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service and click Properties from the drop down menu
  5. At Background Intelligent Transfer Service section, click Start under Service status is the status is Stopped.
  6. Locate and click Windows Update Service.
  7. Right click on Windows Update Service and click Properties from the drop down menu
  8. At Windows Update Service section, click Start under Service status is the status is Stopped.
  9. Set the Startup Type to Automatic.
  10. Locate and click Workstation.
  11. Right click on Workstation and click Properties from the drop down menu
  12. At Workstation section, click Start under Service status is the status is Stopped.
  13. Click Apply to apply changes made.
  14. Click OK to exit Windows Update Properties window.
  15. Restart your computer.

After computer completely reboots, check if Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows issue still occurs.

Step 4: Use Windows Registry

Information, options, settings for software and hardware that are installed on Windows operating system are stored in the Windows Registry. Make sure the value Data of Windows Update is Set.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialogue box
  2. At RUN dialogue box, type “regedit” and press Enter or Click OK to Open Registry Editor.
  3. At Registry Editor window, click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to expand it.
  4. Click SOFTWARE folder to expand it.
  5. Click Policies folder to expand it.
  6. Click Microsoft folder to expand it.
  7. Click Windows folder to expand it.
  8. Click Windows Update folder to expand it.
  9. Locate DisableWindowsUpdateAccess DWORD at right pane and double click on it.
  10. Set Value Data to 0
  11. Click OK to exit.
  12. Restart your computer.

After computer completely reboots, check if Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows issue still occurs.

Step 5: Reset Windows Update Components 

Manually resetting Windows Update components using the command prompt and check if the issue will be fix.

To do this:

  1. At the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left, type ” Command Prompt”.
  2. Right click on Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. If User account control (UAC) prompt appears, click OK.
  3. Type the following commands in order and then press Enter key after each command.
  4. Type net stop bits then press Enter
  5. Type net stop wuauserv then press Enter.
  6. Type net stop cryptSvc then press Enter.
  7. Type net stop msiserver then press Enter.
  8. Type ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old then press Enter.
  9. Type ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old then press Enter.
  10. Type net start bits then press Enter.
  11. Type net start wuauserv then press Enter.
  12. Type net start cryptSvc then press Enter.
  13. Type net start msiserver then press Enter.
  14. Click Close to Exit
  15. Restart your computer.

After computer completely reboots, check if Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows issue still occurs.

Step 6: RUN SFC Tool

If there are corrupt or missing files on your computer, it can cause Update Errors to occur. Therefore, it is necessary to run the System File Checker (SFC) tool that scans and restore corruption data if there are any on your Windows.

To do this:

  1. At the search bar on your Windows located at the lower left, type ” Command Prompt”.
  2. Right click on Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu. If User account control (UAC) prompt appears, click OK.
  3. Type the following command sfc /scannow  at the command prompt window and then hit Enter key . System Scan will now begin. Make sure not to abort and just wait for the process to complete.

Check if Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows issue still occurs.

After following the steps mentioned, you will successfully Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070424 on Windows 10

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