When you attempt to check for updates from the settings page in Windows 10, the error
0x80070424 may appear. Also, the Windows Update service may be missing from the list when you open the services console.
Error encountered There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help (0x80070424)
The same error appears when you try to install a standalone Windows Update package (.msu). The full error message is mentioned below:
Windows Update Standalone Installer Installer encountered an error: 0x80070424 The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Additionally, installing or updating apps from Microsoft Store also causes
0x80070424. Here is the full error message:
Something unexpected happenedReporting this problem will help us understand it better. You can wait a bit and try again or restart your device. That may help.Code: 0x80070424
Also, running the command
SC QC WUAUSERV (to query the Windows Update service status) from Command Prompt returns the error
[SC] OpenService FAILED 1060: The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
When you run the Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix Windows Update errors, you may see the following message:
Service registration is missing or corrupt
and the troubleshooting status reported as Not fixed
The specified service does not exist as an installed service. This can be evident when you open the Services MMC (
services.msc); the Windows Update service or the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service may be missing from the list.
Solution: Error 0x80070424 in Windows Update and Store
To fix the error
0x80070424, restore the Windows Update service registry keys using the following steps for Windows 10/11.
- Download wuauserv-service.zip, unzip, and extract the contents to a folder.
- Double-click the appropriate registry file applicable to your OS (Windows 10 or Windows 11). Click
Yeswhen asked for confirmation. The registry file restores the Windows Update service registry key (
wuauserv) located in the following registry branch:
- After running the REG file, restart Windows.
When you open the Services MMC (
services.msc) after restarting Windows, the Windows Update service should be listed and the status shown as
Is Background Intelligent Transfer Service missing in Services MMC?
In case the
Background Intelligent Transfer Serviceservice is missing from the list of services, restore the BITS service, and restart Windows.
If you encounter any other Windows Update errors on your system, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. See the article Fix Windows Update Errors for details.
The above steps should help you resolve the Windows Update error
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163 thoughts on “Error 0x80070424 in Windows Update and Microsoft Store”
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Sorry to say bro,But it’s not working with me I tried it Still giving same error… shall i reinstall my windows 10 ,Will it work ?
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Na .. Did not work for me. Installed wuauserv in reg.. Restarted windows and went back to reg to check and it was not there any more..
same, do you found a solution?
Did you find any solution? samething happened to me
@Osama: Does the registry key
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how to practice that step at windows 7? please.
@Vania: To restore the WU service in Windows 7, see Fix #20 Restore Missing Windows Update Service (wuauserv) to Services MMC
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Anyone having the same problem?
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After doing all above as you said, problem still persists i.e. “There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80070424)”, so what should i do now? please help.
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Should I even do the “bits” reg key application? I should re-read in case I missed what it does specifically.
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No .. It did not work for me. Installed wuauserv in reg.. Restarted windows and went back to reg to check and it wasn’t there ,can someone help me out ?
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Nope doesn’t worked for me
The first time, I tried this (instead of restarting I shut down and turned on my pc), it didn’t work (windows update service is still not present).
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No .. It did not work for me. Installed wuauserv in reg.. Restarted windows and went back to reg to check and it wasn’t there ,can someone help me out ?
Did you find a fix for this?
I can confirm it worked for me. After the installation of the registry file, the windows updates came in and started to download.
I can`t install “Background Intelligent Transfer Service”!
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Sir, Service was stored for a while, but error didn’t went away. And after a while Service again vanished from the list. Looking for some more assistance. One more problem, I start BITS service, but I t stops again after some time.
Thanks in advance.
@Azhar: This could have been a malware-infested computer. Can you run a thorough scan using Malwarebytes.
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Yep, worked with me too! Windows Update was stuck with that stupid error that just showed up from one day to another and I just needed to execute the first REG file to fix it, now I’m beeing able to download the first two Windows 11 Insider Preview updates. Thanks alot, really!! (September, 2021)
Thank you sooooooo much,that is very nice of u!
ive managed to go through step 1 – 3, nothings helped, im missing the services package and try to install w10-bits.reg and gives me an error about not having authority, only profile on this pc is admin
@Jordan: Can you try running the w10-bits.reg as TrustedInstaller:
Please I need more help with this. I want to add Grammarly in the MS office however, I am facing this error.
@tayyba: Check out this thread Microsoft Store app installation error 0x80070424 – Microsoft Community:
Resetting the Windows Update
Catroot2folder seems to have helped that user. Full instructions are available here:
Troubleshooting Windows Update Errors in Windows 10 » Winhelponline:
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