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Old 03-19-2010
Ringer
 

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Windows Vista updates
Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have had
no success.
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Old 03-19-2010
Ǝиçεl
 

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RE: Windows Vista updates
Hello Ringer,

Copied яesponse from MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]

For Beginners and Intermediate Users -

1) 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>

> This issue may occur if there is corruption in the Component Based Servicing (CBS) manifest.


a) Run sfc /scannow from an Elevated Command Prompt
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212>

b) Download, save, and then run the System Update Readiness Tool
(CheckSUR) <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821>

c) > To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
> Performing a repair installation will restore the current Windows installation to the version of the
> installation DVD. This also requires the installation of all updates that are not included on the
> installation DVD.


For Advanced Users or The Fearless -

2) How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
Vista/Server 2008
<http://blogs.msdn.com/andrekl/archive/2008/09/29/how-to-overcome-error-0x80070490-when-installing-updates-in-windows-vista-server-2008.aspx>

3) Update manually. Security updates are issued the second Tuesday of
the month.
Non-security Windows updates are issued the fourth Tuesday of the month.
A list of all update content by month:

Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update
Services changes in content for 2010
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199>

*** Be wary of installing NON-essential software *** that will then have
to be updated when a vulnerability is discovered in them.

Ex: Windows Desktop Search; Silverlight; etc.
-=-



"Ringer" wrote:

> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have had
> no success.

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Old 03-19-2010
Ǝиçεl
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Windows Vista updates
Hello Ringer,

Copied яesponse from MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]

For Beginners and Intermediate Users -

1) 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>

> This issue may occur if there is corruption in the Component Based Servicing (CBS) manifest.


a) Run sfc /scannow from an Elevated Command Prompt
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212>

b) Download, save, and then run the System Update Readiness Tool
(CheckSUR) <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821>

c) > To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
> Performing a repair installation will restore the current Windows installation to the version of the
> installation DVD. This also requires the installation of all updates that are not included on the
> installation DVD.


For Advanced Users or The Fearless -

2) How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
Vista/Server 2008
<http://blogs.msdn.com/andrekl/archive/2008/09/29/how-to-overcome-error-0x80070490-when-installing-updates-in-windows-vista-server-2008.aspx>

3) Update manually. Security updates are issued the second Tuesday of
the month.
Non-security Windows updates are issued the fourth Tuesday of the month.
A list of all update content by month:

Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update
Services changes in content for 2010
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199>

*** Be wary of installing NON-essential software *** that will then have
to be updated when a vulnerability is discovered in them.

Ex: Windows Desktop Search; Silverlight; etc.
-=-



"Ringer" wrote:

> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have had
> no success.

Reply With Quote
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Old 03-19-2010
Ǝиçεl
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Windows Vista updates
Hello Ringer,

Copied яesponse from MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]

For Beginners and Intermediate Users -

1) 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>

> This issue may occur if there is corruption in the Component Based Servicing (CBS) manifest.


a) Run sfc /scannow from an Elevated Command Prompt
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212>

b) Download, save, and then run the System Update Readiness Tool
(CheckSUR) <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821>

c) > To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
> Performing a repair installation will restore the current Windows installation to the version of the
> installation DVD. This also requires the installation of all updates that are not included on the
> installation DVD.


For Advanced Users or The Fearless -

2) How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
Vista/Server 2008
<http://blogs.msdn.com/andrekl/archive/2008/09/29/how-to-overcome-error-0x80070490-when-installing-updates-in-windows-vista-server-2008.aspx>

3) Update manually. Security updates are issued the second Tuesday of
the month.
Non-security Windows updates are issued the fourth Tuesday of the month.
A list of all update content by month:

Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update
Services changes in content for 2010
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199>

*** Be wary of installing NON-essential software *** that will then have
to be updated when a vulnerability is discovered in them.

Ex: Windows Desktop Search; Silverlight; etc.
-=-



"Ringer" wrote:

> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have had
> no success.

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Old 03-19-2010
Ǝиçεl
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Windows Vista updates
Hello Ringer,

Copied яesponse from MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]

For Beginners and Intermediate Users -

1) 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>

> This issue may occur if there is corruption in the Component Based Servicing (CBS) manifest.


a) Run sfc /scannow from an Elevated Command Prompt
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212>

b) Download, save, and then run the System Update Readiness Tool
(CheckSUR) <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821>

c) > To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
> Performing a repair installation will restore the current Windows installation to the version of the
> installation DVD. This also requires the installation of all updates that are not included on the
> installation DVD.


For Advanced Users or The Fearless -

2) How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
Vista/Server 2008
<http://blogs.msdn.com/andrekl/archive/2008/09/29/how-to-overcome-error-0x80070490-when-installing-updates-in-windows-vista-server-2008.aspx>

3) Update manually. Security updates are issued the second Tuesday of
the month.
Non-security Windows updates are issued the fourth Tuesday of the month.
A list of all update content by month:

Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update
Services changes in content for 2010
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199>

*** Be wary of installing NON-essential software *** that will then have
to be updated when a vulnerability is discovered in them.

Ex: Windows Desktop Search; Silverlight; etc.
-=-



"Ringer" wrote:

> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have had
> no success.

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Old 03-19-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Vista updates
Always state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2)
when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?


Ringer wrote:
> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have
> had
> no success.


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Old 03-19-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Vista updates
Always state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2)
when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?


Ringer wrote:
> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have
> had
> no success.


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Old 03-19-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Vista updates
Always state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2)
when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?


Ringer wrote:
> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have
> had
> no success.


Reply With Quote
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Old 03-19-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Vista updates
Always state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2)
when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?


Ringer wrote:
> Am trying to download updates for my windows vista and keep getting the
> message "unable to search for updates-error code:80070490. I have tried
> everything that Microsoft has suggested, including a live chat, but have
> had
> no success.


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