Error message 80070490

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jake, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update
    or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

    Essentially saying you should perform an in-place (repair) installation of
    your operating system.

    It would be *fantastic* if you happen to have a Windows XP CD with
    SP3 integrated into it or a Windows Vista DVD with SP2 integrated
    into it - but most people do not. ;-) (Depending on what OS you have.)
    Shenan Stanley, Dec 30, 2009
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  2. I just started getting this error message today. Occurred after uninstalling
    Kapersky anti-virus and then installing McAfee internet suite. Not sure if
    this is causing the error but will keep you posted if I find out.
    canadian user, Jan 13, 2010
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  3. You really moved downhill in terms of protection and performance overall,
    IMHO, with your switch in AV/all-in-one products.

    I would recommend getting rid of McAfee (especially any all-in-one suite)
    and getting either Avira AntiVir (free) or eSet NOD32 (AntiVirus only, ~$59
    U.S. for 2 years.)

    Use either the free MalwareBytes to scan periodically and cleanup the
    malware it finds *or* purchase MalwareBytes ($24.95 U.S. I believe) and just
    not get the malware in the first place.

    As for the firewall - use the built-in Windows firewall. Now - you might
    counter with, "But that only checks inbound traffic - not outgoing." and you
    would be correct - but yor AV and antimalware should prevent that from
    becoming an issue and if it is outgoing - that means it has already made
    itself at home and likely was able to turn off any filters that would have
    detected it given it is already installed.
    Shenan Stanley, Jan 13, 2010
  4. Jake

    jsadler Guest

    I found this on Google! Problem solved!!!

    jsadler, Feb 26, 2010
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    tjs Guest

    tjs, Apr 8, 2010
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    JP Guest

    You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or
    Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

    How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
    Vista/Server 200

    JP, Apr 18, 2010
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