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Step-by-step guide on how to get rid of 80070490 error code

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In this article you will find out:

  • what is error code 80070490
  • 4 tips on how to deal with the problem
  • how to protect your data

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What is error code 80070490?

Error code 80070490 is related to updating your operating system when you use Windows Update to do this. When this error appears, you should be aware that one of the Component-Based Servicing (CBS) system files is corrupted.

Most often, this happens as a result of inconsistencies in the operating system and indicates that not everything is in order with the system (there is a possibility that even the hard disk is already damaged).

In this article, check out some effective solutions that you can use for Windows 8.1, 7, Vista and XP, to correct error code 80070490.

4 tips on how to deal with the problem

1. Try to check the system

First of all, check the system files using the built-in SFC tool. This free utility checks or scans all protected system files and then automatically replaces incorrect versions with genuine and correct Microsoft versions.

Go to the Start menu, type “CMD” in the search box, then press Enter.

Now select Command Prompt, right-click and select “Run as administrator”.

In a new Command Prompt window, type “sfc / scannow”, then press Enter.

Restart your computer and try to install system updates again without errors.

2. What about updates?

You can also use the System Update Readiness Tool to fix Windows corruption errors and then reinstall the Windows update or service pack.

3. Deployment Image Servicing and Management

DISM will help you if you have a corrupted system file and cannot update as a result.

Click Start and in the search box type “CMD as administrator” and open the desired result.

Here are the commands you need:

Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / ScanHealth to search for missing components.

Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / CheckHealth to check for missing or corrupted files.

Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth to scan and fix the identified causes of the system error.

Then be sure to restart your computer and check if error code 80070490 persists. DISM usually takes 15-30 minutes to complete. Do not cancel this process while it is running.

4. Reset updates

Resetting updates manually involves changing the registry; therefore, approach this decision carefully. If you are in doubt about your skills, it is better to skip this paragraph and move on to another. It's also a good idea to first back up your registry just in case.

Go to the command line with admin privileges, as described in the previous solutions.

Stop BITS, MSI Installer Cryptographic, and Windows Update Services with the following commands (press Enter after each one):

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  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver

To change the name of the folders, SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2, paste the following commands in the command line (press Enter after each one):

  • Ren C: Windows softwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Ren C: Windows System32 catroot2 Catroot2.old

To restart BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and Windows Update Services, type (pressing Enter after each one):

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver

Enter Exit to exit the command line.

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