How do I fix 0x80070490?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

0x80070490 is an error code that can occur when trying to update Windows. The code indicates that a file needed for the update process is missing or corrupt. This can happen if the files have been damaged by a virus, or if the computer's hard drive is failing.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. If the problem persists, try to reset your computer by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds.
  3. If the problem persists, try to repair your computer by selecting "Repair" from the Start Menu and selecting "Repair my computer."
  4. If the problem persists, contact your computer manufacturer.

2. Try using a different internet connection

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Select Network and Internet
  3. On the left, click on the connection you want to use
  4. On the right, click on Change adapter settings
  5. Right-click on the adapter and select Properties
  6. Click on the Advanced tab
  7. Select the network type you want to use
  8. In the Internet Protocol (IP) section, click on the Properties button
  9. Change the Preferred DNS server to the one you want to use
  10. Select the Use the following IP address option and enter the IP address of the computer that you want to use
  11. Click on the OK button

3. Check your firewall settings and make sure Windows Update is allowed through

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on the System and Security option.
  3. Click on the Windows Update option.
  4. Check the box next to the Windows Update service.
  5. If the box is not checked, click on the service and then check the box next to it.
  6. Click on the Properties option.
  7. Click on the Security tab.
  8. Check the box next to the Windows Update service.
  9. Click on the OK button.
  10. Click on the restart button to restart your computer.

4. Temporarily disable your antivirus software and try again

-Open the antivirus software and click on the "settings" button. -In the "settings" window, click on the "protection" tab. -Select the "temporarily disable protection" option and click on the "disable protection" button. -Click on the "try again" button to restart the computer and try to fix 0x80070490 again.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
  2. Make sure you have enough free space on your hard drive.
  3. Check your date and time settings.
  4. Try resetting the Windows Update components.
  5. Run the DISM tool.
  6. Reinstall Windows.