Windows Updates are counted as the most important things in the computer. However, there are some errors such as error code 0x80070490 that might appear whenever you try to update the computer or while installing the new updates. This error occurs when general updates or app certain updates fail to install. Aside from not installing the updates, the computer will also not be able to install the security patches and any other new features. Usually, you will get this error when you are trying to install app related updates from Windows Update Center.
There are several factors that can cause this error 0x80070490. Some of them are glitches in the computer system, corrupt component based (CBS) service files, the installed anti virus program that prevents installation of updates, the syncing issues, the disabled system services, and many more.
Then, how to fix this error code 0x80070490 on windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1, or windows 10? There are some solutions for you to fix this error. All of them are different from one to another. The first one is running anti virus program. This one is considered as the basic one. in this case, you might have to run anti virus program for any infection of virus or malware. You just have to restart the computer while scanning is done to see if running the program fixes the issue or not. also, you might think about disabling the anti virus program before trying to install the updates. It can be helpful when the program prevents the installation of updates. The anti virus might conflict and it can prevents the communication.
The second one is running system file checker. This tool is able to scan the registry files and try to repair the corrupt files. To do this, first, you have to press the combination of Win + R keys. Then, navigate to Run dialogue box and then type in “cmd” before hitting the OK button. After that, please type “sfc/scannow” in the resultant Command Prompt.this tool will be scanning automatically. Once it is completed and there is corrupt file found, then the system will replace it automatically.
The third one is running DISM (the Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool. This one is very important when the system file checker reports that CBS is corrupt. It can prompt Windows Update to provide the important files that fix corrupt update files. Please press the combination of Win + R keys in order to open Run Command. Then, type “cmd” and press the enter button so Command Prompt can be opened. Another way is by hitting Win + X keys and clicking on Command Prompt. Next, type “DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth” and click enter. Please wait until the process is done. As a note, you need to use Windows OS installation disk when Windows Update client is faulty.
If those methods fail, you can try the others such as checking the services, updating Windows troubleshoot, creating the new user account, performing system restore, or making OS installation fresh.