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Windows update broken after migration to SSD

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1

    Windows update broken after migration to SSD


    Hello all I'm new to the forum and I like to say a warm hello and ask for help.

    I migrated from from hdd to ssd on my Samsung series 7 laptop today and everything has gone very well with the exception of windows updates which are now non functioning. I have tried both the DISM and sfc/scannow procedures as well as numerous other possible solutions I have come across during the day.

    I am now truly at a loss as to how to fix the issue, the error code coming up is 80070490. If you can help I will be in your debt.


    Kind regards,
    Peter

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Did you successfully run Dism & Sfc ? If so
    1. Control Panel->TroubleShooting->View All->Windows Updates->Advanced and Run As Administrator
    2. Delete everything under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    3. Try to run Windows Updates again
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    Hello Topgun

    I had previously tried the troubleshooter with no positive result, however the software distribution folder was empty. Thanks for the advice.



    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Did you successfully run Dism & Sfc ? If so
    1. Control Panel->TroubleShooting->View All->Windows Updates->Advanced and Run As Administrator
    2. Delete everything under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    3. Try to run Windows Updates again
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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