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  • Unable to Search for Updates - Error 0x8007042c

    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 nothing I found helped.

  • #2
    Run the services repair tool by ESET

    Restart the PC.Update and critical missing services should work.

    Manual Fix
    Download both the registry files
    Windows firewall - Firewall
    Base filtering engine - BFE

    Launch them,You should get a UAC prompt now
    Click YES & Restart your PC

    Now,Press Windows+ R key and type

    regedit and click ok

    go to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\BFE

    Right click on it-permissions

    Click on ADD and type

    Everyone and click ok

    Now Click on Everyone

    Below you have permission for users

    Select full control and click ok

    Now,open RUN and type

    services.msc and click ok

    start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service
    If you still have this error
    Windows could not start Windows Firewall on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 5.
    Download and launch this key,click YES
    Shared access

    give full control permission to this key similar to previous one
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\SharedAccess
    Right click on it -permissions
    Click on Add and type
    Everyone and select Full control
    You should able to start firewall now
    You may also be missing security center windows defender ,BITS and windows update services
    Security center -wscsvc
    Windows defender - windefend
    Windows update - wuauserv
    Launch them and click YES when you get a UAC prompt

    Good luck