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Q: Error Code 80070490 when installing Windows Updates.

I GET THE ERROR CODE 80070490 WHEN THE WINDOWS UPDATE IS RUN.
CAN SOME ONE HELP ON THIS?
I HAVE READ ANSWERS TO MOST OF SIMILAR POSTINGS WITH NO SUCCESS.
THANKS
AMEER

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I finally wiped the disk & reinstalled the operating system.  Lost some data but the problem was finally fixed.  The ONLY solution I could find that actually worked!

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So you did the upgrade installation and the problem remains?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958044
You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or
Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

Try reseting the update components - use the Mr Fixit here :

How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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