This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error 8007042C or 0x8007042C if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.
The error message may look like: – Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updated were not installed. Failed: 17 updates Error(s) found: Code 8007042C Windows update encountered an unknown error.
This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:
Faulting module name: Windows update.dll, version: 8.9.3865.53477
Exception code: 0xa04a421e
Fault offset: 0xb02a400b
Faulting process ID: 0×628
Faulting application start time: 0x800f2f67624570
Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
Report ID: c1b36f18-2348-84e2-8775-7283dff3f784
Also Known as
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Cause of 8007042C Windows Update Error Code
Windows Firewall Issue
Temp store location is infected with active malware
Steps to resolve Windows Error 8007042C
Step 1: Disable Proxy
1. Press Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Type CMD and Press OK.
3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)
netsh winhttp show proxy
Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator”
If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.
Step 2:Disable any installed Antivirus/Malware/Adware Program Temporarily
Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.
In most cases MicrosoftWindows update error 8007042C should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.
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