Error 0×80070424 is a very common but annoying Windows problem. It usually occurs when you are attempting to upgrade to a new version of Windows. In fact, this is something that many people might be doing within the next year.
News about Windows That Affects 0×80070424 Errors
After next year (April 2014), Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP. This could cause problems for people who may still use this OS and still struggle with 0×80070424 errors. If you plan to still use XP for a while after support for it officially ends, you may want to address any computer problems you have now.
There may be a group of people who still use this operating system that you can turn to for help. However, you are going to eventually need to upgrade your PC or buy a new one.
Windows OS Upgrade Issues That Relate To Error 0×80070424
If you plan to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 before XP becomes obsolete, you might notice error code 0×80070424 appears. This problem usually occurs if a file you need to run your computer properly is missing.
However, it could also occur if you have just attempted to install a new program you have never used before. It could also be because your computer has not been updated in a while—especially if your Automatic Updates function is turned off.
F.A.Q: How Do I Get Rid of Error Code 0×80070424?
The method of 0×80070424 error code removal depends on how the problem occurred in the first place. It might take a little bit of trial and error to figure out a solution, but usually the answer to removing this error is very simple.
You can use one of these possible solutions for removal of an 0×80070424 error code:
- Make sure your Windows Update feature is turned on. The easiest way to find out whether or not your Windows Update feature is turned on is to do a desktop search. You can search for “Windows Update” from your start menu on Widows XP or 7. On Windows 8 you would swipe your start screen in the upper hand corner and tap on search. Then, entering “Windows Update.” Either way, you should be able to access the screen where the automatic updates can be turned on and off. Just turn it to “on” from here.
- Schedule future updates. Once you have found the “Automatic Updates” on your computer and your updates are turned on, you can schedule future updates. This will allow you to decide when is the best time to have them installed, which usually would be when you are not using your PC.
- Get rid of files you don’t need. You can do a desktop search for “disk cleanup.” Then, click on the most relevant search result. You are more than likely going to be led through a series of prompts to help you get rid of files and programs you don’t need. Alternatively, you can go to your “Program Files” folder or your “Add or Remove Programs” page from the “Control Panel” and start removing what you don’t need. Additionally, you can delete files and folders from “My Documents.”
- Disable Browser Add-Ons. If you have noticed problems occurring before you installed a new browser extension or other add-on to your favorite browser, you may want to disable it. Then, close your browser Window and restart it. If the problem is not fixed yet, then you may want to restart your computer.
- Use the Windows “System Restore” tool. This also is available from your computer “Control Panel.” You should be able to find this using a desktop search just like you would trying to find any other “Control Panel” tool. Once you are in the “System Restore” interface, you can follow steps to return to an earlier time and date before your computer experienced error code 0×80070424.
- Use registry cleaning software. If you have a program installed on your PC that detects problems and removes them, you can restore your computer to its normal state much faster. This process usually only takes a few minutes to execute, unless you have a lot of problems to fix.
Keep reading to learn new ways to fix error 0×80070424. New solutions to this common problem will be released in the future. Hopefully for now you will have found the answers you need to resolve this PC issue.