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Old 08-01-2009
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trying to solve update error 80070490

Still trying to solve my update problemon with Vista ultimate. IE7
I ran the sytem update readiness tool.
It came up in the CBS log file with this mum? missing.
Am I on to something and can someone help me?
I downloaded the windowsupdateagent30 and tried to installl it.
It came up that it could not install Error: 80070490 (you guessed it)
Checking packages.
Missing 0x00000002 servicing\packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Core-AdmComp~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~nl-NL~7.0.6000.381.mum

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Old 08-01-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Please state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista SP2 Beta)
when posting to this newsgroup.

OS Vista ultimate SP1
Windows update stopped a few weeks ago and comes up with Code 80070490.
There are no updates that failed, windows update states that it can no
longer get any updates. In trying to solve the error I noticed that the list
in "Enable or Disable Windows Components" is also empty now.
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Old 10-01-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: trying to solve update error 80070490

To whom are you replying, yourself?

Chances are that you're seeing the affects of a hijackware infection.

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:

2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):

3. Run additional checks for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
log to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2 or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:

Support for Windows Update:

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.
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Old 11-01-2009
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I followed your links and performed 3 different scans.
They all came up good and could not find any hijacking or viruses.
I did make an incident request at MIcrosoft, but after trying several things
that are already posted in other threads, the only solution would be to
reinstall. An inplace upgrade is not possible due to my original DVD which is
before SP1. I cannot uninstall SP1 as it is not in the installed update list.
A new installation would take me a day.

I am also encountering the error. Have Vista as well. Been following all
the directions on these Dec & Jan threads to no avail.
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Old 12-01-2009
Robert Aldwinckle
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It may help if you explain in detail what you did.
(E.g. machine characteristics and URL used.)

<title>How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer</title>

(Live Search of Microsoft Support for
windowsupdateagent30 vista

So, you need a non-English version?
Perhaps you should do the equivalent Live Search
from a browser with Language Preferences set to
Dutch (Netherlands) [nl-NL].
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Old 12-01-2009
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Re: trying to solve update error 80070490

Robert thank you for responding,
I downloaded the update agent from Microsoft here
Which should be the latest version.
I ran the program, it starts copying files and installation. Installation
stops and it comes up with "installation has failed error 0x80070490"
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