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Old 03-23-2009
Bernard
 

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80070490 windows could not search for new updates
Hi,

I keep getting this error code each time I want to update.
Defender is getting is updates no problem but not windows.

I run Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

I tried to use my Vista DVD to repair windows but it will not let me since
the version I am running is newer than the version on my DVD.

Help!!!
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Old 03-23-2009
TaurArian
 

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Re: 80070490 windows could not search for new updates
Bernard wrote:
:: Hi,
::
:: I keep getting this error code each time I want to update.
:: Defender is getting is updates no problem but not windows.
::
:: I run Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
::
:: I tried to use my Vista DVD to repair windows but it will not let me
:: since the version I am running is newer than the version on my DVD.
::
:: Help!!!



0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND
Corrupted System File; Need to perform an in-place upgrade or reinstall of
the OS.

Ignore the title : Some Windows Vista functions may not work, or Windows
Vista may stop responding
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
Explains SFC / Scannow"

A repair install is the usual solution of SFC /Scannow doesn't work.

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


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Old 03-23-2009
Bernard
 

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RE: 80070490 windows could not search for new updates
I cant do an upgrade since my dvd version of vista is older than the one that
is installed (because of the upgrades).

When I get to the option "upgrade"; the installer program tells me that
upgrade has been disabled and the only option available is a new install.



"Bernard" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I keep getting this error code each time I want to update.
> Defender is getting is updates no problem but not windows.
>
> I run Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
>
> I tried to use my Vista DVD to repair windows but it will not let me since
> the version I am running is newer than the version on my DVD.
>
> Help!!!

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Old 03-24-2009
TaurArian
 

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Re: 80070490 windows could not search for new updates
That's most likely caused because you have installed SP1, you must uninstall
SP1 to do the upgrade and then reinstall the updates.

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http://taurarian.mvps.org
======================================
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties or
guarantees and doesn't give any rights.
Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco


"Bernard" <Bernard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2861089B-0A18-4503-B81A-4412A4DB1886@microsoft.com...
>I cant do an upgrade since my dvd version of vista is older than the one
>that
> is installed (because of the upgrades).
>
> When I get to the option "upgrade"; the installer program tells me that
> upgrade has been disabled and the only option available is a new install.
>
>
>
> "Bernard" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I keep getting this error code each time I want to update.
>> Defender is getting is updates no problem but not windows.
>>
>> I run Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
>>
>> I tried to use my Vista DVD to repair windows but it will not let me
>> since
>> the version I am running is newer than the version on my DVD.
>>
>> Help!!!



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Old 04-08-2010
tjs
 

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RE: 80070490 windows could not search for new updates
System Update Readiness Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

Toby




"Bernard" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I keep getting this error code each time I want to update.
> Defender is getting is updates no problem but not windows.
>
> I run Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
>
> I tried to use my Vista DVD to repair windows but it will not let me since
> the version I am running is newer than the version on my DVD.
>
> Help!!!

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