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How to Fix 0x8007045d Error Code in Windows 10

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Windows users are facing this 0x8007045d error code while copying or deleting any file. Also, some users have reported that they faced this error while creating a system repair disk. But most of the time, you will see this error code while downloading and installing a new Windows update. There are many reasons that can trigger this windows cannot install required files 0x8007045d error.

One of the common reasons is your Widows update service is unable to find required files correctly. However, you will face this error code when you are copying any faulty file or folder and also in the system back process. This error also occurs when Windows cannot allocate a block of memory because a device or driver is in use or when your computer becomes locked out of Windows. 

How to Fix 0x8007045d Error Code in Windows 10

To fix the 0x8007045d Error Code, it is essential to first free any locks to the device or driver with which the Operating System needs to communicate. In other words, it is essential to fix driver issues.

First, restart the system as the system needs to make a clean and restart to fix the 0x8007045d Error Code. Note that this error code also has a specific meaning for each device. Thus, if system restart is not working for you then follow these advanced troubleshooting steps.

Solution 1: Install Windows Updates

It is always recommended to keep your device updated with the latest Windows 10 updates. When you see this error code, restart your system and then try to download all pending updates.

Step 1: Open Windows settings using Windows + I button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Now click on Update and Security.

Head Over to Settings and Click on Update and Security Option in Windows 10

Step 3: Now click on Check for Updates. It will start checking for all pending updates and list down all the updates.

Step 4: Now click on download. It will download and install all the updates automatically.

Step 5: Once installed, restart your system and check if you are facing this issue again or not.

Solution 2: Restart Windows Update Service

This error is quite common on new Windows systems during the installation of Windows 10 update files. If you are facing a 0x8007045d error code then try to restart Windows update services. This will restart all the services related to the Windows update and refresh all the components.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for “services“. Click on Windows services.

Step 2: Now, find Windows update from the list and right-click on it. Choose properties from the list.

Step 3: Now click on Stop service if it is running. Otherwise, click on start the service.

Step 4: Once you stopped the service, click on the start button to start it again.

Step 5: Restart your system and again check for updates.

Solution 3: Reconnect your Faulty Drive

Before connecting and disconnecting any hardware components like USB or drive, make sure this component is supported by the manufacturer and is not already in use by the operating system.

If you face this error while copying any file to any external drive or USB drive then follow these steps.

Step 1: First remove the connected drive from your computer. To do this, open Windows settings with Windows + I key and then click on Devices.

Step 2: Now in the Bluetooth and other devices, you can see all connected devices here including your external SDD or HDD and USB drive.

Step 3: Click on the device that you want to remove and then click on remove. Disconnect the device.

Step 4: Restart your system and then connect your drive again.

You may also want to make sure that the external drive is in good condition. Try to connect it with another computer and make sure that it is working fine.

Solution 4: Repair and Clean your DVD

If your DVD or CD is cracked or has too many scratches then your system can’t read any data. Instead, use another drive if you have one. If you don’t have another copy then try to repair your CD drive using disk repair kits available in the market.

Sometimes dirty or fingerprints on your DVD can cause the 0x8007045d error. Your optical drive can’t read the data properly from the DVD drive and thus you see this error code. So clean your drive with a microfiber cloth and try again.

Solution 5: Repair damaged USB drive

If you are facing this error code while copying data to your USB drive then chances are your USB drive is faulty. So before copying the data, first perform a clean format and then try again.

To format your USB drive, follow these steps;

Step 1: Attach the USB drive to your system and then open the file explorer with the Windows + E key.

Step 2: You can see your USB drive here. Right-click on it and then choose format.

Step 3: Click on the Restore device defaults and click on Format.

Step 4: Wait for some time till your system is formatting your USB drive and repair it.

Step 5: If it is still throwing the same error code, then try to repair the USB drive with Windows 10 optimize and defragment tool.

Step 6: Right-click on your USB drive and then choose Properties.

Step 7: Now click on the Tools tab and then click on the Check button. This will scan your USB drive for any error and fix it.

Step 8: Then again in the Tools section, click on optimize.

Step 9: Then Select your Drive and again click on Optimize.

Step 10: Wait for some time. It will fix all the internal errors and fix them. Then try to copy the file.

Solution 6: Try a Different USB Port

Try to connect your USB to another USB port. Sometimes your USB port stopped working and thus you won’t be able to copy or move any data to your drive. Also, try to connect your USB drive to another computer if you have one. If your USB drive is working with another computer then the issue is with your USB port or USB drive.

Solution 7: Update and Fix USB drivers

USB drivers are crucial for the functionality of the USB flash drive. However, it’s a challenge to download the drivers for Windows 10 and install them for your flash drive at the same time because they are designed for a single USB port. Many users have commented that updating the USB driver can fix the issue. To update your USB drivers, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Device Manager using the Start menu. Search for the device manager and open it.

Step 2: In Device Manager, navigate through your USB devices connected to your computer. To do this, expand the universal serial bus controller and find your USB driver.

Step 3: Right-click on it and then choose Update Driver.

You have two options here.

  1. Search Automatically for Driver
  2. Browse for Driver

Step 4: Once you click automatically search for the driver, it will start looking for updates and update your driver.

Step 5: If it is not solving your problem, choose the second option and then choose to browse for the driver. Then navigate to the directory where driver is located.

Step 6: Now reconnect your USB drive and then see if it is working or not.

You can also download a USB driver automatically using 3rd party driver updater tools like Driver Easy.

These tools will automatically check your system for all the outdated drivers and update them.

Don’t forget to restart your system after installing new USB drivers.

Also Read: How To Get Help In Windows 10

Fix 5: Disable Antivirus Software and Firewall

Many users have reported that their antivirus is causing the issue while updating new Windows updates and stop copying files to external drives. Also while backing up your system, you will face this error because of firewall blocking. So try to disable your antivirus and firewall. Then if the issue is fixed or not.

Step 1: Press the Win + R key on your keyboard to open the Run tool.

Step 2: Type control panel to open Control Panel window.

Step 3: Click on System and Security.

Step 4: Then click Windows Defender Firewall.

Step 5: Select the “Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off” option from the left side window.

Step 6: Select the “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall” option for both private and public networks.

Step 7: Now click on OK to save settings and reboot your PC. If the issue is because of your firewall, then these steps will solve the issue.


This windows 10 0x8007045d error code is very easy to solve and you don’t have to follow all methods. Try the above solutions till your fixed the issue. If you need any help regarding this topic or want to share something then comment below.

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Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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