I cannot use windows update. The 80070490 error keeps coming back.

I cannot use windows update.  The 80070490 error keeps coming back.

I tried "System update tool", "windows repair" and I don't seem to be able to get upgrades using my DVD of windows.  What can I do?

Any help would be much appreciated

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I cannot use windows update.  The 80070490 error keeps coming back.

I tried "System update tool", "windows repair" and I don't seem to be able to get upgrades using my DVD of windows.  What can I do?

Any help would be much appreciated

Reset your Windows with this FixIt components update:
How to reset the Windows Update components?

Reset.

Try to update.

If it still does not work, try this...

  1. Start an elevated command prompt.
  2. Run the following commands pressing on enter after each line:

    net stop wuauserv

    CD %SystemRoot%\System32

    Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    net start wuauserv

  3. Reset
  4. Try to update.

* Important * When you do this, the following problems occur:

  • Updates that are currently downloaded but which have not yet been installed must be downloaded again by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
  • When you remove the Software Distribution folder, your download history is deleted.
  • If you currently receive updates from Microsoft Update and Windows Update, you will need to reselect this option from the Windows Update Web site.


* Note *
if the problem is resolved and you can successfully download and install the updates, you can delete the directory SoftwareDistribution.old to recover disk space.


STILL no? We have something to try...

Use this FixIt:
How to get the latest version of the Windows Update Agent

Reset.

Save components WU:

  1. Start an elevated command prompt.
  2. Run the following commands pressing on enter after each line:

    regsvr32 Jscript.dll
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll

Reset.

Try to update.

If it still does not work after that - repeat ONCE more that part...

Reset your Windows with this FixIt components update:
How to reset the Windows Update components?

Reset.

Try to update.

Come back and let everyone know how you faired.

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