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Windows 7: Windows Update Error Code 490 & 80070490

10 Mar 2013   #11
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
My pleasure What were you going to do with the COMPONENTS hive btw? I can't see anything in the CBS log that requires attention.
I'd been in the pub - and needed time to sober up.
... and I misread the errors as originating in the components hive
I was drafting my more proper response when you posted


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10 Mar 2013   #12
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

Noeldd, do you know what I should do now? Any ideas?
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10 Mar 2013   #13
NoelDP

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It's Tom's thread now
Do you have UAC enabled (the default), or disabled? - it needs to be enabled for everything to work as expected.
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10 Mar 2013   #14
tom982

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Sorry for the delay! I thought that I had posted this but it was sat in a tab in the background waiting for me to post.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericwoo View Post
I tried it again and ensured to run as admin, but it is still doing this. I realized that the Permissions tab says only the name "TrustedInstaller" has it's permission set at Full Control.

The other Names' permissions are set to Read which are: SYSTEM, Administrators (Eric-PC\Administrators), Users (Eric-PC\Users).

Should I just change Users (Eric-PC\Users) to Full Control?
Change Administrators (Eric-PC\Administrators) to Full Control please. Then download and run the attached fix, ericwoo.reg, delete the one you have already downloaded as I have updated it.

When you have merged that file, do the same with ericwoov2.reg

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericwoo View Post
So I just disregarded this message and continued with the rest of the instructions. I clicked on the ericwoo.reg file and a message popped up saying:

Quote:
Cannot import C:\Users\Eric\Desktop\ericwoo.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.
Thanks, I have seen the error in my script. I thought regedit parsed the file linearly but now it looks like it doesn't.

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I'd been in the pub - and needed time to sober up.
... and I misread the errors as originating in the components hive
I was drafting my more proper response when you posted
Haha, no worries. I'm just glad I don't have to play with the registry hive!
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10 Mar 2013   #15
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, it appears to be enabled. I figured I would ask you since I don't think he's been on.
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10 Mar 2013   #16
tom982

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I posted whilst you were typing so I just want to make sure you've seen my instructions
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10 Mar 2013   #17
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
I posted whilst you were typing so I just want to make sure you've seen my instructions
ha, I realized that. Thanks for updating me on this, but the new ericwoo.reg still is having the same error message popping up. Any ideas? Or should I just skip it?
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10 Mar 2013   #18
tom982

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi Eric,

I have realised the error in my ways. regedit only likes ANSI encoded registry scripts and will return that error when submitting a unicode script, which I did in ericwoo.reg, but not in ericwoov2.reg. The problem here is that I have to use unicode as some of the characters are unicode characters:

Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\PackageDetect\Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Optional-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~0.0.0.0]
"Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Optional-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~8.0.7600.1635"=-
This will take a little more work to fix so I will have a think and get back to you tomorrow - it's just gone past 4am here and I've got to be in a lecture at 9!

Tom
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10 Mar 2013   #19
ericwoo

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post

I have realised the error in my ways. regedit only likes ANSI encoded registry scripts and will return that error when submitting a unicode script, which I did in ericwoo.reg, but not in ericwoov2.reg.

Tom
Okay, I just converted that file to ANSI and it worked. Is that okay?

Now I have to run through the rest of your steps and get back to you . Thanks for all your help so far.
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11 Mar 2013   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Unfortunately - no.
You may have removed an entry, but it will not be the entry that actually needed to be removed.
Please run the following command and post the output -

Code:
 
REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\PackageDetect\Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Optional-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~0.0.0.0" /S
 
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Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response. (in a Code Box please)
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