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Update error 80070490

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    Update error 80070490

    For Service Pack 1.

    I've checked around and found a few answers on here but they are all a little different and there doesn't seem to be a generic fix for this.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    Re: Update error 80070490

    Welcome
    This should do the trick
    Windows Update error 80070490

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    Re: Update error 80070490

    thanks.

    my concern with the install thing, is when i ask to upgrade it says to back up files.

    is that just a general precaution i can ignore, or does it mean that if i don't i will lose everything?

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    Re: Update error 80070490

    OK, lets talk man to man. Anything like this you should back up first, regarldess if your stuff could be lost.

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    Re: Update error 80070490

    i could be a woman for all you know

    nah seriously, i don't have anywhere available to store that amount of data. which i guess means i can't resolve it until i do.

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    Re: Update error 80070490

    You should back up on an external Hard Drive and back up the entire Operating System on the drive with Macrium Reflex.
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

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    Re: Update error 80070490

    As a general rule try to keep your data on a separate drive from your system if using a desktop, this will ensure your data is safe if the system fails. If using a laptop then follow the advice given and buy an external USB drive. This will ensure your data is more secure. I use the best of both worlds with my desktop using 2 HD`s and the important data always backed up to an external drive. The initial outlay is worth it if your drives fail.

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