WINDOWS UPDATE error “80070422” on Windows 8

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I was having problems when trying to update a machine with Windows 8.

Despite of having the settings to download windows updates automatically, none was downloaded.

When trying manually to check for updates I got the error 80070422 (Windows Update cannot check for updates).

 

So I’ve googled and tried to apply all the solutions offered:

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and Check for disabled services under the service tab. (Background Intelligent Transfer, Windows Update, etc.)

BUT, after a lot of frustration, the real culprit was the WINDOWS MODULES INSTALLER. After enabling this service,  Windows Update begun to work as it should.