Fix Windows 10 Update Error
0x80070424 error proper fix

Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070424 popup if system files are not registered that’s why you will not be able to download windows 10 update.

So recently, I switched to Microsoft Surface a couple of months back from Apple MacBook Air. While I was working I realize that from many weeks I didn’t get any update notification from Windows. So I tried to update the Laptop manually. BUT WAIT!  it gave me an error with error code: 0x80070424.

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Here are three Methods to Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80070424

First Method [Won’t work!]

Use the troubleshooting wizard of the windows to find the problem. It didn’t work. According to me, This method is a waste of your time.

Second Method [Might work]

Using Windows Registry

Windows Registry is an essential component of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Sometimes the error pops up due to the restriction imposed by Windows Registry. You can fix the error by allowing the Windows update from the registry. Here’s how:

  1. Press Winkey + R to open Run.
  2. Type in ‘regedit’.
  3. Paste in the following path in the address bar:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
  4. In the right-hand pane, look for the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess DWORD.
  5. Double-click it and set the value to 0.
  6. Enabling Windows Update from Registry
  7. Restart your machine for it to take effect.

Third Method

This one is the best method and worked for me like a charm.

  1. Go to this Microsoft Page
  2. Download the Windows 10 Update Assistant
  3. Once downloaded. Open the Assistant.
  4. Keep the setting on for: Keep the files and their Data
    (THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT OR ELSE YOU WOULD LOSE ALL YOUR DATA)
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and it would manually download the latest version of Windows 10.
  6. Your laptop would boot-up several times in this process. So it’s normal.
  7. Once installation of the update is finished your 0x80070424 error would also be gone.