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Windows 7: Windows Update Fails Error Code 80070422

10 Dec 2008   #1

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
Windows Update Fails Error Code 80070422

The service is started and automatic, was automatic (Delayed) but changed that - no difference.
I did receive 3 updates yesterday but Belarc Advisor states I'm short of 11 critical updates.
I believe it as I just installed Office and no updates are being offered.
Maybe the servers are down.
I hope using Timernuke to get around the activation issue hasn't caused this.

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10 Dec 2008   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

This happened to me too while I had some installations running on the background.

I guess it's either this, or at the same time windows automatic update was running, and it just fails to notify you of that.

After all my installations were finished, or after a restart, I don't remember, the Windows Update worked fine.

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10 Dec 2008   #3

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Too late...I ditched W7, too many issues.
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18 Dec 2008   #4

W 7

Nothing helping restart, all programs shut down, all tries with the same problem on Vista... anyone help me please

Any suggestions? Please help... I don't want to reinstall NTB again Everything else works fine... just the Windows Update doesn't - same screen at the top...

// I¨'m just figure how to help myself... for anyone who will take this code, just disable all functions of Windows update, restart and allow all of them, it helped me.. the newest build has problem with Office update...
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18 Dec 2008   #5


First of all, please don't bump posts - especially when they are only 30 minutes old. I merged your two posts into one.

Second, you have provided us with no information at all - we need details to answer a question.

For example - give me suggestions to try when your car won't start....

You can probably name 5 or 6 off the top of your head, but a skilled mechanic can take that and make it a list of 25 or 30 things *easily*.
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18 Dec 2008   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

There could be one reason. I think I can say openly that most of the members have obtained their download from sources other than Microsoft? One of thos sources, is sending malware tucked into the System32 folder.
(W32.Sober-A, see thread One of its malevolent functions is to attach itself to your email folders and send you Email after replicating certain things it may find in there.

If you received the Update notification via Email, rather than through the update notification, then that is probably what has happened.
I dont know how it could have happened, but one of my family had it jump across from Windows 7 to his other installation, Windows XP. Maybe the malware is also attacking other OS's now. He is an IT manager and was suspicious that the Email was addressed to him by full name, and was from, to which he does not subscribe. Impulsively, he still went to the link - Boom!

He tried a few tricks to rid it but in the end he removed 7 and put his XP saved image back on the computer.
I think it is only in 6956 downloads.
Whether or not one can still get future updates, remains to be seen.
I have had a look at the page
and could see no such security bulletin
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19 Dec 2008   #7

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

actually there are no references that are in the sober worm in there
but the main thing is that the MS software malicious tool or windows defender detected it..
he must have been messing around...
there is no other explanation other than he was disabling some services or unnistalling some updates (office)
W7 is very picky about updates
i uninstalled one update restarted and then after it wouldnt check for any....
it would give me some errors....

as for his solution i think he disabled the services (BITS and Windows Update service)
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19 Dec 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Sorry. I am not quite clear on your post, darkassain?
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19 Dec 2008   #9


I used my Vista RC 1 key instead of any activation bypassing methods....maybe that is why I never had update issues?

dave - you're replying to the OP (or, at the very least, referring to him). Dark is replying the KillerNik - or at the very least, referring to him.
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19 Dec 2008   #10

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

yes you are right i was reffering to him

@david there is no dectected worm in conhost other than spybot S&D

Virustotal. MD5: 05f88bf36b0cdd276cc0b6ad9554b397
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