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Windows 7: Windows Update Doesn't

11 Mar 2018   #1

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 w/Convience Rollup (KB3125574)
Windows Update Doesn't

All interested bodies--

In the recent past I have incurred a rash of Windows Update (80070490) errors. This appears to ONLY occur for updates that are NON-Important (recommended, or optional).

I have been through the extensive litany of suggested corrections, including Windows Update Readiness Tool, and the Windows Update Troubleshooter (recognizes the failures, claims to have fixed, but doesn't), to NO AVAIL.

Having perused the Windows Update.log, I find that the CBS subsystem is the logic that encounters/returns the 80070490 error.

Something tells me that a recent patch to something (CBS ?) has induced this error.

If there's anyone out there who is intimate with this logic (knows, or can view the code) I would most appreciate advice/direction.

I feel a bit vulnerable in not being able to apply ALL of the updates offered, irrespective of their criticality level.

At this point, I'm at my wits-end, color me frustrated!

I will do my best to provide any/all requested supporting documentation.

Thanking you in advance for any technical support!!!!

Randy Reist
40-year Sr. Software Engineer, Retired

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11 Mar 2018   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Randy,

please post the Checksur log, from the readyness tool and the latest CBS log.

FYI that error code relates to permissions, very odd that it only affects recommended/optional


just seen your other post have you been playing around with permissions or been infected???
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