80070490 Error: Windows update encountered an unknown error

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by JSONG-X301, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. JSONG-X301

    JSONG-X301 Guest

    I am running Vista Ultimate SP2 running 32bit version. I have nothing loaded
    except the OS, Office 2007, and system software and itunes.

    I seem to be stuck with 3 security patches getting constant error saying it
    can not update.

    What is the solution? I been reading through a ot of posts, my Vista does
    not have an upgrade option. I just installed this version of Ultimate Vsita
    and got iut patched all the way to SP2 before this error message started.

    It is Mar 1st 2010. I would assume this bug fix has been identified by now.
     
    JSONG-X301, Mar 2, 2010
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  2. Copied Ñesponse from MowGreen

    For Beginners and Intermediate Users -

    1) You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or
    Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates
    a) Run sfc /scannow from an Elevated Command Prompt
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212>

    b) Download, save, and then run the System Update Readiness Tool
    (CheckSUR) <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821>

    c) > To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of
    Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
    For Advanced Users or The Fearless -

    2) How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
    Vista/Server 2008
    <http://blogs.msdn.com/andrekl/archi...ing-updates-in-windows-vista-server-2008.aspx>

    3) Update manually. Security updates are issued the second Tuesday of
    the month.
    Non-security Windows updates are issued the fourth Tuesday of the month.
    A list of all update content by month:

    Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update
    Services changes in content for 2010
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199>

    *** Be wary of installing NON-essential software *** that will then have
    to be updated when a vulnerability is discovered in them.

    Ex: Windows Desktop Search; Silverlight; etc.


    MowGreen
    -=-


    Good luck
     
    Ǝиçεl, Mar 2, 2010
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  3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 2, 2010
    #3
  4. I am unable to do these three security updates: KB970238, KB97451, & KB975517.

    My OS is Vista 32 and I have installed the SP2

    I tried in safe mode, installing during a restart and installing manually. Upon looking at my update history, I have 12 other failed security updates. I unistalled McAffee and installed Windos security essentials, cleaned my computer with CCleaner, ran Spybot, and defragged my computer. I have a Compaq Presario PC: SR5214X.

    The 12 other failed security updates are :
    KB950762
    KB951066
    KB951698
    KB952069
    KB953155
    KB954155
    KB958624
    KB958644
    KB958687
    KB959426
    KB960803
    KB970238
    KB974571
    KB975517

    I listed them in order thinking that maybe I should do the earliest one first, one by one manually. I can't download a single update. Please help if you can.



    JSONG-X301 wrote:

    80070490 Error: Windows update encountered an unknown error
    01-Mar-10

    I am running Vista Ultimate SP2 running 32bit version. I have nothing loade
    except the OS, Office 2007, and system software and itunes

    I seem to be stuck with 3 security patches getting constant error saying i
    can not update

    What is the solution? I been reading through a ot of posts, my Vista doe
    not have an upgrade option. I just installed this version of Ultimate Vsit
    and got iut patched all the way to SP2 before this error message started

    It is Mar 1st 2010. I would assume this bug fix has been identified by now.

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    Tracey McFarland, Mar 3, 2010
    #4
  5. I ran the Run: sfc. scannow and nothing came up.
    I went directly to the link provided
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821>

    I saved it to my desktop nd then ran it. It said it did not apply for my system. I forgot to mention that I received this message when I tried to install the updates manually. Yes, I did make sure it said Vista 64. Still doesn't work.



    Tracey McFarland wrote:

    3 security updates will not complete. Error Code 80070490
    02-Mar-10

    I am unable to do these three security updates: KB970238, KB97451, & KB975517.

    My OS is Vista 32 and I have installed the SP2

    I tried in safe mode, installing during a restart and installing manually. Upon looking at my update history, I have 12 other failed security updates. I unistalled McAffee and installed Windos security essentials, cleaned my computer with CCleaner, ran Spybot, and defragged my computer. I have a Compaq Presario PC: SR5214X.

    The 12 other failed security updates are :
    KB950762
    KB951066
    KB951698
    KB952069
    KB953155
    KB954155
    KB958624
    KB958644
    KB958687
    KB959426
    KB960803
    KB970238
    KB974571
    KB975517

    I listed them in order thinking that maybe I should do the earliest one first, one by one manually. I can't download a single update. Please help if you can.

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    Tracey McFarland, Mar 3, 2010
    #5
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 3, 2010
    #6
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