My computer is not updating
First, we’ve already seen what Microsoft’s version of “No” looks like — it looks like this: Microsoft made this change to the Windows 10 GWX application, in a patently obvious attempt to shove more users towards upgrading.The company’s opt-out for Windows 10 installation is unlikely to be much better.
I did a search for 8007045B in Google but the information is conflicting, confusing, and for the most part all the articles I've read go around in a loop.As of now, Windows 10 is now classified as a “Recommended” update, which means many Windows 7 and 8.1 users will download and begin the installation automatically.By default, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 shipped with updates enabled and a second box — “Give me Recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” checked as well.But think about it: This move targets use who know enough to disable Recommended updates, but have also rejected Microsoft’s previous offers.This could create a nasty snarl of blowback if the upgrade push starts making life difficult for large numbers of people.It happened when I upgraded to Windows 8.1; I had over 100 updates to download.
I managed to download most of them but there were a few that failed.
I've written step-by-step instructions on how you can fix Windows Update if it won't update, or if it's completely broken and won't update at all (regardless of error message), including how you can fix the error 0x80070490 (also known as error 8007045B).
The steps I've written will work for all editions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and Windows 10.
Here's a summary of what you need to do: Please note that the steps below are cumulative; as such, please follow them from top to bottom.
Update 20160119: I'm getting a lot of people asking for my help even though this guide is fairly straight forward and definitive.
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