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Error Code80070490

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#1 p10icese


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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:48 PM

Windows Update says i have 3 important Updates

All s are security updates and none of them will install

When i try to install them it says Failed and there is the error code 80070490

its not that big of a deal but its kind of annoying so if anyone can help i would appreciate it very much.


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Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:15 AM

What version of Vista are you running, also if you have the Vista installation disc try this !

To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of Windows Vista. Performing a repair installation will restore the current Windows installation to the version of the installation DVD. This also requires the installation of all updates that are not included on the installation DVD.

Follow these steps:

1. Close all applications, and then restart the computer.
2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
3. In the Setup window, click Install Now.

Note If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
1. Click Start
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Start button
, and then type Drive:\setup.exe in the Start Search box.

Note The Drive placeholder is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
2. In the Programs list, click Setup.exe.
3. In the Setup window, click Install Now.
4. Click Go online to obtain the latest updates for installation (recommended).
5. Type the CD key if you are prompted to do this.
6. Click Yes to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.
7. On the Which kind of installation do you want? screen, click Upgrade.
8. When the installation is complete, restart your computer, and then try to install the updates.

Read more on this here: You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

Hope this helps you .

Good Luck it worked for me some time ago !

Edited by doinmeedin, 06 November 2009 - 07:15 AM.

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:10 PM

Its Windows Vista Basic and i did not install it from a disc

Thanks though

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