When do you encounter the error code 0x80070490? How to fix the Windows update error 0x80070490? This post from MiniTool will show you how to fix the error 0x80070490. In addition, you can visit MiniTool to find more Windows solutions and tips.

What Is the Error Code 0x80070490?

When you are trying to update Windows operating system or purchase a program from Windows Store, you may encounter the error code 0x80070490. In general, when updating the operating system, you may encounter various errors, such as 0x80070002, 80070103 and so on.

The error 0x80070490 may be caused by various reasons. The following list will not cover all reasons but it will include the most common ones.

  • Third-party antivirus is creating a conflict that is preventing the update from installing.
  • Corrupted files in Component-Based Servicing or in System Component Store.
  • Some Windows Update services are disabled.
  • The Registry files are corrupt.

However, do you know how to fix the Windows update error 0x80070490? In the following part, we will show you the solutions and you can try these solutions one by one if encountering the same error.

4 Ways to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070490

In this part, we will show how to fix the error code 0x80070490 which may occur when updating the operating system.

Way 1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

In order to fix the Windows update error 0x80070490, you can try running Windows Update Troubleshooter first.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and I key together to open Settings.
  2. Then choose Update & Security to continue.
  3. Go to Troubleshoot tab and choose Windows Update.
  4. Then click Run the Troubleshooter to continue.

click Run the troubleshooter

Then the troubleshooter will begin to detect problems on your computer. If there are problems on your computer, you can follow the on-screen wizard to fix and remove them.

When all steps are finished, reboot your computer and check whether the Windows update error 0x80070490 is solved.

If this solution is not effective, try other solutions.

Way 2. Run System File Checker

If there are corrupted system files on your computer, you may also encounter the error 0x80070490. So, in order to fix this problem, you can choose to run System File Checker to scan and repair the corrupted system files on your computer.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. In the command line window, type the command sfc /scannow and hit Enter to continue.
  3. Then it will begin to scan your computer. It will take some time and please do not close the command line window until you see the message verification 100% complete.

type the command

When the scanning process is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the error 0x80070490 is solved.

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Way 3. Run DISM

Besides the System File Checker, you can also choose to run DISM tool to repair the corrupt system files on your computer. 

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. In the command line window, type the command Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and hit Enter to continue.
  3. When the process is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the error code 0x80070490 is solved.
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Way 4. Reset Windows Update Components

If none of the above solutions fix the error code 0x80070490, you can choose to reset Windows Update components. 

Now, here is the tutorial.

1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.

2. In the command line window, type the following commands and hit Enter after each command.

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

When the process is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the Windows update error 0x80070490 is solved.

Final Words

To sum up, this post has introduced 4 ways to fix the Windows update error 0x80070490. If you come across the same error, try these solutions. If you have any better solution to fix the error 0x80070490, you can share it in the comment zone.

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