Error when I check for updates 0x8007042c

Windos10isawsome Posts 5 Registration date Friday September 17, 2021 Status Member Last seen October 10, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021 at 12:13 PM
nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 - Oct 20, 2021 at 12:58 AM
When I try to check for updates all it will give me is

Your device is missing important security and quality fixes.
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)

ERROR CODE:0x8007042c

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nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 28
Oct 20, 2021 at 12:58 AM
Windows 10 is prone to a lot of errors. One such error is the 0x8007042c error. More specifically, 0x8007042c is the code for Windows’ Firewall error. Firewall is the network security system of the computer which works by establishing a barrier between a secure internal network and an untrusted outside network. Error message 0x8007042c indicates that Windows can no longer turn on Firewall.

To resolve this issue, you can try the below solutions until you find one that works for you.

1. Try to turn Windows firewall on Manually
2. Scan and Remove Malware from computer system
3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
4. Create Repair.bat file and resolve firewall 0x8007042c error, follow below steps to work with Repair.bat file.

Press the Start key and in the search box type “Notepad“; Open Notepad,
Once Notepad is open select the following text, right-click on it, and select Copy:sc config MpsSvc start= auto
sc config KeyIso start= auto
sc config BFE start= auto
sc config FwcAgent start= auto
net stop MpsSvc
net start MpsSvc
net stop KeyIso
net start KeyIso
net start Wlansvc
net start dot3svc
net start EapHostnet
net stop BFE
net start BFE
net start PolicyAgent
net start MpsSvc
net start IKEEXT
net start DcaSvcnet
net stop FwcAgent
net start FwcAgent

Right-click on the Notepad window, and select Paste to copy the code from above to Notepad,

Select File and Save As; set the destination as your Desktop,

Name the file as “Repair.bat”, and on the Save as type box select All Files (*.*),
Close Notepad,

On your desktop, find the Repair.bat file that you just saved; Right-click on it and select Run as administrator,

You may be asked to confirm your decision; do it,

The repair should now start.

Once the process is complete, try starting Windows Firewall again,
If Windows Firewall starts successfully, delete the Repair.bat file.