How To Troubleshoot The 0x80070490 Error While Updating Windows 10?

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My Windows cannot update itself. I am encountering a 0x80070490-update error. I ran the troubleshooter, but it was useless. How can I troubleshoot this error?

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How To Troubleshoot The 0x80070490 Error While Updating Windows 10?

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There are a few methods to troubleshoot the 0x80070490 error.

Method 1

a. Open Command Prompt as Admin.

b. Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.
c. Press Windows + R key.
d. Type services.msc, and press enter.

e. Right-click on Windows Update.
f. Click on Restart.
g. Now, right-click on Windows Modular Installer, and click on Restart.
h. Now, try to update your Windows.

Method 2

a. Type services.msc, and press enter.


b. Right-click on Windows Update.
c. Go to properties.
d. Disable the service.
e. Restart your device.
f. Open This PC.
g. Open the Windows Folder.
h. Find the SoftwareDistribution folder.


e. Rename the folder as SoftwareDistribution.old.
f. Restart your device.
g. Follow steps ‘a to c’, and start the Windows Update service.
h. Restart your device.
i. You will be able to update Windows now.

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