How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070490

How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070490

How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070490

The Error Code 0x80070490 is a generic error message and spans across different Windows Operating Systems versions like Windows 7,8,8.1,10 etc. While it is difficult, I have tried to collate all the scenarios here and in this post I am going to talk about How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070490.

Scenario 1: Unable to Install Applications from the Windows 10 App Store, Error Code 0x80070490

How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070490

Solution: A lot of Windows 10 Store Applications only defaults to install on the C: Drive. If you are try to save space on your SSD and using a different drive to install Apps, this might be the solution to your problem.

Even if it is a Windows Tablet, A Micro SD Card will also have a Drive Letter assigned and you can use it to as an App installation folder.

If you are getting this error after a Sleep/Wake Cycle, Do a complete clean system reboot. This ensures no Pending Windows Update are there to be installed.

Scenario 2: Windows Update error in Windows 7 Error Code 0x80070490

This Windows Update related error 80070490 could means that a CBS Manifest file that is required to install the updates is corrupt. In this case, you need to use the System Update Readiness Tool and run it. You can get the instructions from the Microsoft Official documentation here.

Scenario 2.1: How to Resolve Windows Update error 0x80070490 in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1

This error message is mostly due to corrupted system files related to Windows Update. Run the System File Checker to resolve this.

How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80070490

  • Press Windows+R to open the “Run” dialogue box.
  • Type in “sfc /scannow” to run the tool and repair any broken Windows System files.
  • Try Installing the Update Again.
  • If the problem is still there, Open Command Prompt with Elevated Permissions (Run as Administrator)
  • Type in the following Command
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
--Network Installation --

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:Source /LimitAccess

Advanced Steps to Resolve 0x80070490

Open CBS.log and search for the following:

0x80070490 – ERROR_NOT_FOUND

If something like this Appears:

2011-04-14 12:02:33, Info CBS Doqe: q-uninstall: Inf: usbvideo.inf, Ranking: 2, Device-Install: 0, Key: 598, Identity: usbvideo.inf, Culture=neutral, Type=driverUpdate, Version=6.1.7600.16543, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS

2011-04-14 12:02:33, Info CBS Doqe: q-uninstall: Inf: sffdisk.inf, Ranking: 2, Device-Install: 0, Key: 599, Identity: sffdisk.inf, Culture=neutral, Type=driverUpdate, Version=6.1.7600.16438, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS

2011-04-14 12:02:33, Info CBS Doqe: q-uninstall: Inf: sdbus.inf, Ranking: 2, Device-Install: 0, Key: 600, Identity: sdbus.inf, Culture=neutral, Type=driverUpdate, Version=6.1.7600.16438, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS

Goto the following Location:

c:Windowsinfsetupapi.dev.log

Search for the following:

Failed to find driver update or Exit status: FAILURE(0xe000020b

Example Below:

sto: Failed to find driver update 'C:WindowsWinSxSamd64_usbvideo.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16543_none_8a1a2513d42628c3usbvideo.inf' in Driver Store. Error = 0x00000490

Install from the above Location to replace the corrupted INF file:

pnputil -a C:WindowsWinSxSamd64_usbvideo.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16543_none_8a1a2513d4

Please note that the advanced steps are options. I would like to acknowledge this blog for the above excellent solution.

Good Luck!

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  • This error code can be fixed by checking to see if BITS, MSI Installer, Cryptographic, and Windows Update Services are running. This fix is for Windows 10. Press the Windows key and R. Then, type in services.msc. After the Services window starts up, find the following services: BITS, MSI Installer, Cryptographic, and Windows Update Services. When these services are found, make sure that they are up and running. If one or more of these services is not running, make sure that they are started. To do this, select the service and then click on Start the Service.

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