In my computer repair service, I learned that sometimes, updating windows is not an easy task all all.
Recently, when updating the Windows 7, I encounter a windows update error 80070422.
After long research i conclude that the following steps can be used to fix also Windows update error 80244019, or windows update error 8DDD0018.
All of these windows update errors point to one cause… a virus infection.
If received while downloading updates, the most common cause is because the virus has turned off the Windows Automatic Update, or another service on your computer that is needed by Windows Update. Your computer is infected with a virus, so first you will need to scan and clean it and then restart these services.
When a computer is infected with a Virus, Trojan or Malware, the computer’s ability to run antivirus programs it’s blocked, also in most of the times your Internet connection it’s blocked, so you’ll need to run an antivirus program from Safe Mode.
Restart your computer in safe mode by pressing F8 key when computer restarts, and choose safe mode with networking. If you don’t have an antivirus installed in your computer, most of the time you can install one running Safe Mode. Also, you can try some online virus scans, offered for free use by BitDefender, Nod32, AVG, or McAfee.
Another good method to get rid of your infection, is to restore the windows to a previous restore point, before the virus infection.
Once you’ve scanned and removed any viruses, restart your computer, and try to update the windows again. Hope these will make your computer repair / upgrade easier.