error code 80070490

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by jpic58, May 5, 2009.

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    jpic58 Guest

    For anyone who gets error code 80070490 in windows update on a computer
    running the windows vista operating system. YOU WILL HAVE TO REINSTALL YOUR
    OPERATING SYSTEM! There is no other way.
    jpic58, May 5, 2009
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  2. If the error was caused by a hijackware infection, yes, a format & clean
    install is the best way to resolve all the problems.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 5, 2009
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    kurt cobain Guest

    nesecito solucionar este problema
    kurt cobain, May 5, 2009
  4. You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or
    Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates


    View products that this article applies to.
    • Microsoft Windows Update
    • Microsoft Update
    Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista and Windows
    Server 2008
    Ǝиçεl, May 6, 2009
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    kcowan Guest

    What am I suppose to do if I don't have my install DVD?
    kcowan, Sep 6, 2009
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    jpic58 Guest

    Do you have a recovery partition on your computer?
    jpic58, Sep 6, 2009
  7. You can start by beginning your own, new thread.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 6, 2009
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    kcowan Guest

    In my computer there is a seperate D: drive entitled recovery.
    kcowan, Sep 6, 2009
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    Johnnyphive Guest

    Is it not sufficient to do a repair install so you keep all files and programs?

    What is causing the problem.
    Johnnyphive, Oct 27, 2009
  10. Sorry jpic58,

    Your post is incorrect. You can obtain the correct install package for your
    operating system from this website:

    Manually installing the update should work for most users unless there is a
    greater underlying issue. Reboot your system and try the manual installation
    for your OS.

    If it installs correctly, reboot again and do a search for updates - problem
    should be resolved.
    computerfixer412, Dec 22, 2009
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    ChexMix Guest

    Printing this is recomended as you will have to navigate away from it

    For those of you who need the Dvd or CD to reinstale the operating system
    but you cant wait you need your system now or you dont want to do anything
    with disks for whatever resone I have brought this info to you:

    My Computer (Running Windows Vista) It came with a manual...I've Read this
    manual and I found Something Intresting you Might want to know. There is a
    Copy of your operating System hidden away on your hard drive. Here Are the
    Steps to Enable this secrect Hard Drive section to reinstale Windows Vista
    Without a CD:
    1. Turn on or Restart Your Computer, Then Press F8 on your keyboard
    repeatedly while your Computer is starting. When the Advance Boot Options
    screen appears, click Repair Your Computer, then Click Next

    2. Pick your country and Keyboard layout

    3. Log on then Click Next

    4. On the Sytem Recovery Options screen, click Recovery manager (The last
    option). The System Recovery Wizard opens.

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions

    6. (Very Important) Click One of the System Recovery Options when prompted:

    *Option 1: Recovery with automatic Data Back-up (This is recommened)- This
    Moves the Contents of the Hard Drive to the C:\My Backup Folder and Installs
    a new copy of Windows. This Option saves existing Data files, but all
    programs must be reinstalled and the program settings reconfigured. you need
    at LEAST 4GB of Hard Drive space to do this

    *Option 2: Full Factory recovery- Reformats and restores the system softwere
    as it was when you pirchased your Computer. This Process Deletes your data
    files, so they must be saved on an external disk prior to reformatting

    7. Click Next, then Click yes. Recovery Starts.

    8. When Recovery is complete, click Finish. Your Computer will restart and
    Windows will finish its Setup and Installation.

    Notes: Your Computer will have all he files from when it was shipped from
    the factory. You will need to download Windows Updates and Anti-Virus updates
    to bring your computer up to date.
    ChexMix, Dec 29, 2009
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    Michael Guest

    What a stupid dick.
    Michael, Dec 29, 2009
  13. JCM_Server Operator_MCP, Jun 25, 2010
  14. For the many affected that are scouring the Net for a solution to this
    problem there is hope! After much digging I found the "System Update
    Readiness Tool for Windows" (REF: After installing this tool /
    update on a Vista SP1 x86 installation I was able to download the > 90
    updates available. Please note that the fix took some time to complete and I
    rebooted the affected machine before downloading and installing the delta

    Hope this is helpful!

    Richard A. Schwartz

    Sr. Consultant, Avanade Inc.
    Richard A. Schwartz - Avanade, Jun 30, 2010
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