Windows Update error 80070490

Posted on 2011-09-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

Get the following error when trying to update system.

Question by:WrightNetDesigns
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Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 36892891
Run the System Update Readiness tool
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Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 36892939
Or you may need to repair your Windows installation.  The problem is with a system manifest file which is either corrupt or locked by the system.
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Expert Comment

by:Lionel MM
ID: 36896192
Try rebooting the system and trying again.
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Author Comment

ID: 36903357
OK, I have tried  no lulck.

I will now try a system repair.

I will keep you posted.

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Accepted Solution

Lionel MM earned 500 total points
ID: 36905473
I've had some limited success with this

Click on the Windows icon (2nd from left); the scroll down to
Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update

or try this link

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36965577
The fixit fixed some of the issues and is now downloading some of the updates.


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