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How to fix error 80070422.Can't do updates. Thanks Sherri

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How to fix error 80070422.Can't do updates. Thanks Sherri
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Robert M. replied 1 year ago.

if it just started happening it is usually a failed update that clogs everything else up. You can do a system restore to a time before the first error and that will back it off. then do a manual update by using the internet explorer / tools / windows update

to download and install manually

instructions for the system restore are below

if it started a while ago or that does not work this page from microsoft has a link to download an update trouble shooter you can run. As well as some steps to try to fix it manually

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/windows-update-error-80070422

System restore instructions - windows 7 or 8 8.1

hold the windows logo key down and hit R
type rstrui.exe in the run box that comes up and hit enter

select restore to an earlier date.

Under the "suggested restore" which is usually not old enough to help is a link for "OTHER RESTORE POINTS"
click that if the suggested ones are not BEFORE THE PROBLEM STARTED

choose a date that is BEFORE you experienced the problem

hit ok / restore

the computer will start to shut down

a restoring settngs box will appear with a status bar

when it finishes your computer will restart with the same settings it had on the date you restored to. your data will not be affected.

It is not perfect. But it fixes a lot of things.

Expert:  Robert M. replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome