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HP Printers - Windows Update Error 'Null Fax' or '0x80070490'

This document is for HP printers and computers with Windows 10.
Windows Update reports a problem and lists your printer name with any combination of the following error messages:
HP-Other Hardware Printer
Null Fax
0x8024200b
0xa024200b
0x800706b9
0x0000007E
0x80070450
0x80070103
0x00000709
0x8007490
Figur : Example of a Windows Update printer error
Example of a printer-related Windows Update error
To resolve the error, remove the unknown device from the Printers list in Device Manager.
  1. Search Windows for device manager, then click Device Manager in the list of results.
  2. Click Printers.
  3. Right-click Unknown device, then select Uninstall to remove it.
  4. Click Retry in the Windows Update window to install the updates.