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Many users report an error when trying to update Windows 10 with error code 0x800f0845. In some cases, the error occurs as a BSoD, but we will discuss the case where Windows updates are avoided. If you encounter Windows update error 0x800f0845, please read this article to find a solution.
The Windows update error 0x800f0845 has been a problem for a long time and we haven’t heard from an appropriate solution. For some users, it stops Windows updates completely and for some, it stops progress after a while. This error is caused by the corruption of the system file or the failure of the Windows update mechanism, so we will proceed with the following solutions:
1] SFC and DISM analyzes
Since the chat error is caused by system file corruption, your first approach should be to perform an SFC scan. The SFC scanning utility allows users to scan and restore corrupt Windows system files. Thereafter, you can perform DISM scanning.
2] Use the Windows update troubleshooter
Windows Update’s troubleshooter is a great tool for finding problems with Windows updates and fixing them if possible. The procedure to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter is as follows:
- Click Start and navigate to Settings> Updates & Security> Troubleshooting.
- Select the Windows Update troubleshooter and let it run.
- Restart the system after the troubleshooter has finished working and try to update Windows.
3] Download Windows updates manually
If the steps mentioned above are not helpful in resolving the issue, you can try downloading the updates manually. To do this, go to the Microsoft Update catalog website. Enter the exact KB number of the latest Windows update (which can be checked online) and download it.
4] Reset Windows Update components
If all else fails, you can consider resetting the Windows Update components. You can reset Windows Update components via commands or using the Fix WU utility. This procedure will reset all settings related to Windows updates to default.