Windows vista not updating error

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Already went back to an image, but it appears the flaw was there too (still wondering how it found out about the current updates, but that's probably me missing something LOL) and the other images are quite a bit older. :( :( ----------------------------------------------------------------- Code Error 80070490 checking for Windows Updates The error you are receiving occurs if there is corruption in the Component Based Servicing manifest.The only way to fix this is to do a "repair" install of Windows Vista.Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement.Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. To reset the catroot2 folder do this: Open an elevated Command Prompt, type the following command one after the other and hit Enter: Restart your computer and try again. Boot in Clean Boot State and run Windows Update and see if this helps. Read this, if Windows Update is not working or the Windows Update page itself is blank. This will help you if Windows Update is stuck downloading updates. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability.

Go through the entire post and then see which of these may apply to your system. If you are unable to install Windows Updates, first clear up your Temporary Files and Internet Cache, reboot and try again. Best and easy to use the built-in Disk Cleanup utility or CCleaner. Disable your Firewall and Anti-virus software and try again. Search on Microsoft, for the patch using the Update KB number, and download its stand-alone installer.

Here is a list of Windows files and folders you may exclude from Antivirus scans. As mentioned earlier, many times, an update may fail to install in the first instance, but for some inexplicable reason, succeeds in the 2nd or 3rd try.

This action will re-generate a new Catroot2 folder and the updates or hotfixes, should hopefully install. If still, you have a problem then, go to and look for the most recent entry. Any failed updates will have error code/s written next to them. If you find just too many entries too confusing delete this Windows and try installing the problematic updates again. This will give you the direction in which you may have to look for the solution.

•When the Setup program starts and the Install now screen appears, click Install now.

•Note When you receive with the Get important updates for installation message, click Go Online.

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