Why won’t my Windows Vista updates install?

Gautam Choudhury April 12, 2013
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Since 6/27/2011 none of my Windows updates have been successful. I have tried reinstalling them but without success. I get the error code “80070490”. I have Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 2 installed, how can I resolve this?

  1. Gautam Choudhury
    April 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I tried both the methods mentioned above and then retried to install the updates but they failed again. My ASUS laptop came with the Vista pre-installed, so I don't have a DVD - but I do have the serial number. I wouldn't know what to do if I have to re-install Vista.

  2. Chinmay Sarupria
    April 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Follow the steps mentioned:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

  3. ha14
    April 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

    System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=504
    install this and then try again update.

    Windows Update error 80070490
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/windows-update-error-80070490
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958044