Getting Error Code 0x80070424 After Running Windows Live Update

After running the recent Windows Live Update many users complained about getting a new error code 0x80070424. If you too received the same error message on your computer,there is a registry trick to resolve it. Before going to Windows registry we must run wuaueng.dll. To learn the complete fix to solve the Windows Live Update error 0x80070424, follow the steps below.

  1. Open Run by pressing [Windows] and [R] buttons together and type regsvr32 wuaueng.dll and press enter.

  2. Click on OK button when the RegSvr32 dialogue box appears

Now it is time to proceed with registry fix to resolve the error code 0x80070424.
  1. Type regedit on Run or Windows Search

  2. Take backup of current registry settings.
    How to Take Backup of Registry Settings and Restore

  3. Go to the following registry location.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv

    Look for a DeleteFlag value at this registry location. In most cases you will find the value , then right-click on it and select Delete.

After deleting the flag value you will no longer receive the error code 0x80070424 on your computer.

PS: If you cannot find run window in Start menu, you can bring it by pressing both Microsoft Start and R keys together. Now Run window will be opened.


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10 comments:

Bob said...

Worked like a charm , thanks
Bob

Siju George said...

It is happy to know Bob...

Steven J said...

This fixed two problems for me. First i couldn't get automatic updates turned on and second i couldn't get Windows Defender to update. This solved my problem. Thanks for the information.

--SavvySteve

Steven J said...

This fixed two problems for me. First i couldn't get automatic updates turned on and second i couldn't get Windows Defender to update. This solved my problem. Thanks for the information.

--SavvySteve

Anonymous said...

Siju, U BE THE ONE ! Thanks soooo much, this was a difficult problem probably caused by virus !

Andrew said...

Worked for me too (Win XP, didn't find a DeleteFlag). Thanks Siju!

Anonymous said...

Great it works. thanks

Thomas said...

What if there is no DeleteFlag value to delete?

Thomas said...

What if there is no DeleteFlag value to delete? I was able to navigate to the desired locale but I did not see a DeleteFlag value.

Admin said...

If the flag is not present, you do not need to worry about it.