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If you meet the error 0x80070490, you can fix it with these solutions. Also, learn about data recovery for lost important files on your computer.

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I. How to fix Windows error code 0x80070490?

If you encounter the error code 0×80070490 while updating Windows, start by verifying if there is at least 25GB of free space reserved on the C drive. Additionally, disconnect any external devices from your computer before attempting the update. If the issue persists, please read on for further solutions.
Windows error code 0x80070490

1. Check whether Windows Update and other related services are running normally

The Windows Update service is responsible for managing Windows updates and other related processes. If you encounter Windows error code 0×80070490, one of the first steps to troubleshoot is to check if essential services, like Windows Update, are operating properly.
Step 1: Enter (service) in the search box on the left side of the taskbar and click the (service) application in the search results.
enter service in search box
Step 2: Find the (Windows Update) option in the service list, double-click it to open the “Windows Update Properties” interface, change the startup type to (automatic).

If the service status is (stopped), then click the (start ) button. Finally, click (Apply) and (OK).

Step 3: In the Services interface, right-click on (Windows Update) and select the (Restart) option.
restart Windows Update
Step 4: Then make sure that the following services are also in the normal startup state. Then try performing a Windows update again to see if the problem is resolved.
● Background Intelligent Transfer Service
The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a service that utilizes idle network bandwidth to transfer files in the background. Without this service, applications that rely on BITS (such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer) will not have the ability to automatically download programs and other data.
● Cryptographic Services
Cryptographic Services offers three management services: Catalog Database Service, which verifies the authenticity of Windows files and enables installation of new programs; Protected Root Service, which manages trusted root certification authority certificates on this computer; and Auto Root Certificates Update service, which handles tasks like retrieving root certificates and enabling SSL from Windows Update. If this service is stopped, the aforementioned management services will not operate correctly. If it is disabled, any services that rely on it will fail to start.
● Windows Installer
Windows Installer is responsible for managing applications distributed as Windows Installer packages, including the addition, modification, and removal of such applications. Disabling this service will prevent any other dependent services from starting.

2. Uninstall third-party software

If your computer has downloaded and installed third-party software, such as system optimization tools, online banking plugins, or anti-virus programs, it is recommended to uninstall them before attempting to update Windows. This simple step may resolve any issues you are experiencing. To uninstall, right-click the (Start) menu, select (Apps and Features), and then choose the third-party software from the list of applications to uninstall.

3. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

The Windows Update Troubleshooter is a built-in tool in the Windows system designed to assist users in troubleshooting and resolving issues that may arise during the system update process. Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter:Step 1: Start your computer and simultaneously press the (Windows+I) keys on your keyboard to access the settings interface. Next, click on the (Update and Security) option.
Step 1: Run the computer, press the (Windows+I) key on the keyboard at the same time to open the setting interface. Then click on the (Update & security) option.
settings Update And Security
Step 2: Find (Troubleshoot) on the left, then click on the (Windows Update) option on the right. Click the (Run the troubleshooter) button.

Wait a few moments after troubleshooting and see if the problem is resolved.

run windows update troubleshooter

4. Run DISM and SFC commands

DISM is a tool created by Microsoft for managing images. It is commonly utilized to inspect and fix system image files, as well as identify and remove registry items. Additionally, the System File Checker (SFC) is capable of locating and repairing damaged or missing system files within the system files directory. In the event that the 0×80070490 error is a result of system file corruption, attempting to run both DISM and SFC commands to scan and repair may prove to be beneficial.
Step 1: Enter (cmd) in the search box, right-click the search result, and select (Run as administrator) to open the command prompt window.
run as administrator
Step 2: In the command prompt window that opens, paste the (DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth) command into it and press (Enter). Then type (sfc /scannow) and press (Enter).
run DISM command
Check and fix system files Windows 10
Step 3: The process may take a while, so please be patient and wait for it to finish. Once it is done, try running the Windows Update again to see if the issue has been resolved.
If you encounter the message “Windows Resource Protection cannot perform the requested operation” after running (sfc /scannow), you can click here to find a solution.

5. Disable Windows update service and delete update temporary files

To help fix the Windows Update error 0×80070490, try disabling the Windows Update service and deleting the update temporary files. Then, re-enable the Windows Update service. Follow these steps to do so:
Step 1: Enter (service) in the search box on the left side of the taskbar and click the (service) application in the search results.
run Service In Taskbar
Step 2: Next, select the (Windows Update) option and select the (Stop) button.
Step 3: Go to the desktop and locate the icon for the “This Computer” folder. Double-click on it to open. Then, navigate to the path C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all the files within the DataStore and Download folders. Afterward, rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old.
Step 4: Follow steps 1 and 2 to restart the Windows Update service. Then click (Check for updates) option in (Settings)-(Update and Security)-(Windows Update).
Windows Update Check
The above is the method of fixing the 0×80070490 error. If you find that important data in the computer is lost after you fix the problem, you can continue to refer to the following methods for data recovery.

II. Recover lost data with Renee Undeleter

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is a software specially designed to restore various data files. When you accidentally delete important files, empty the recycle bin, or format the disk/storage, you can use this tool to find the lost data back. This software covers four functional modules, including file recovery, format recovery, partition recovery and image creation, so it can help you solve many data loss problems that may occur during system use in an all-round way, which is very convenient.
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2. How to recover lost files with Renee Undeleter?

The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Download, install and run Renee Undeleter on a Windows compute. Select the (Fast Partition Scan) option on the main interface.
Note: It is not recommended to install the software on the disk that contains the data you want to recover, as this may result in data overwriting. If a document was recently deleted from the built-in disk, you can use the “file recovery” function. However, if the disk has been formatted and the file is lost, or if the deletion occurred a while ago, or if you need to recover data from an external disk, you can use the “Whole Partition Scan” or “Whole Disk Scan” function.
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Data recovery function introduction:
Fast Partition Scan – Quickly retrieve files lost due to accidental deletion or emptying the recycle bin.
Whole Partition Scan – Quickly recover files lost due to inaccessible or formatted partitions.
Whole Disk Scan – Analyze and get partition information and perform a full scan of the entire partition.
Image Creation – You can create a mirror image for a partition to back up the current partition state.
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the data is lost and click on (Next).
scan disk with Renee Undeleter
Step 3: Select the (Fast Scan) option and click the (Next) button.

It should be noted that “Fast Scan” only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space of the selected disk. If the desired file is not found after scanning, you can try “Deep Scan” to scan the hard disk partition again. It will take more time, but more data can be scanned.

fast scan lost data
Step 4: Wait for the scan to complete. You can double-click on the file to preview it, check the file to be recovered, and click the (Recover) button to restore the file to another disk.
recover files with Renee Undeleter