Unable to Search for Updates - Error 0x8007042c

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by robnelli, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. robnelli

    robnelli MDL Novice

    Dec 17, 2015
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    I recently upgraded to Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop from Windows 7. After updating, I'm unable to check on updates. I get:

    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: (0x8007042c)

    Looking online, I find this has something to do with the firewall but my firewall appears to working fine. What can I do to resolve this?
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

    Dec 15, 2010
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    dont recall but you can try this:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    If exist delete the entire WindowsUpdate key, and reboot PC

    u can export that reg and save it to ur pc before nuking it.

    I also tried win10 bult in trouble shooter, ran sfc..rebooted both pc and router....some gave in man:clap: