Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070424

HOW TO FIX WINDOWS UPDATE ERROR 0x80070424

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INTRODUCTION

You may receive error 0x80070424 when you try to update your Windows installation with new updates. This error, according to the Windows error lookup tool is due to the fact that one of the services that is vital for the functioning of Windows Update has become corrupted or is not installed correctly. (courtesy : office.com/setup)

Methods to fix this error
First Method: Run the “Windows Update Troubleshooter”
You can try to run what is known as the “Windows Update Troubleshooter” which can be run from here.
Just download and run the file when prompted, and follow the onscreen instructions. This is an automated tool which in most cases will fix the issue for you.

Second Method: Run the “Microsoft Fix It” tool
What you need to is to download and run the “Microsoft Fix It” tool from here. This tool is similar to the Windows Update Troubleshooter explained above, but it fixes more general system-wide issues that could lead to Windows Update errors.
If the above two methods haven’t resolved the problem, you can try to fix the issue manually as explained below.

Third Method: Manual Fix ( courtesy : office com setup )
For users running Windows XP, or Windows 2003, try the following method to fix the issue:
Click Start->All Programs->Accessories, and click “Command Prompt”.
In the command prompt window, type the following commands exactly as you see them, and press ENTER after each command.
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
Now restart your computer, run Windows Update and try to install the updates again to see if the error is resolved.

For users running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 OR Windows 10, try the following method to fix the issue:
Click the Start Orb-> All Programs->Accessories, then right-click on “Command Prompt”, and choose “Run as Administrator”.
Click Yes to the User Account Control prompt.
In the command prompt window, type the following commands exactly as you see them, and press ENTER after each command.
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
REGSVR32 /S
Now restart your computer, run Windows Update and try to install the updates again to see if the error is resolved.

Fourth Method: Restart The Windows Services.
Click the Start Orb, and in the Search box, type in “” without quotes, then press ENTER.
Click Yes to the User Account Control box if you see it.
In the window that opens, you will see a list of services, locate the one called “Background Intelligent Transfer Service”, and check its status to see if it’s stopped, started, or paused.
If its status shows as “stopped” or “paused”, then right-click it, and choose Start.
Next, in the Services window, locate “Windows Update” in the list, and and check its status to see if it’s stopped, started, or paused as shown in the image below.( courtesy : office.com/setup )
If its status shows as “stopped” or “paused”, then right-click it, and choose Start.
Next, in the Services window, locate “Workstation” in the list, and and check its status to see if it’s stopped, started, or paused as shown in the image below.
If its status shows as “stopped” or “paused”, then right-click it, and choose Start.
Close All windows, and then try to run Windows Update again to see if it resolved the issue.

Fifth Method for Windows XP users
If you still use an XP computer, and the issue is not resolved, then try the following solution:
Unhide files and folders, to do this, try the following: open any folder, then click Tools->Folder Options. Then click the View tab. in Advanced Settings, click “show hidden files and folders”, then click Apply, and OK.
Double-click the “My Computer” Icon on your desktop, then double-click the C:\ drive, open the Windows folder, then open the inf folder.
Right-click au, and then click Install.
Click browse, then locate and click the %windir% \ServicePackFiles\i386 folder.
Click OK to copy the files.
Restart your computer.

Sixth Method: Run the Microsoft Windows Firewall Fix It tool
Run the Fix It tool from this link. And follow the onscreen prompts, then restart your computer and try to install updates again.
The above methods should resolve the Update error 0x80070424

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