Microsoft has started the Rollout process of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 for everyone for free. It means every compatible device installed windows 10 latest version will receive the October 2018 Update via windows update. Or you can get downloaded by manually checking for updates from settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for updates. The overall Upgrade process is easier But for some users, Windows 10 October 2018 Update failed to install for Unknown Reasons. Or feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 stuck downloading for hours.
Most of the time’s windows update fails to install due to corrupt Windows Update cache, outdated, incompatible driver software, incompatibility of an application installed on your computer or third-party software conflicts etc. Whatever the reason here some solutions you may apply to upgrade install windows 10 version 1809 smoothly without any errors.
Fix windows 10 October 2018 Update failed to install
- First of all, make sure you have enough disk space to download the updates ( minimum 20 GB Free Disk Space ) Or you can run Disk Cleanup tool to free up C: ( system installed )Drive.
- Next, make sure you have a Good and stable internet connection to download latest windows update files from Microsoft server.
- Press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl and ok to open programs & features window. Here uninstall security software ( antivirus ) if installed on your system.
- Start windows into clean boot state and check for updates, Which may fix the problem if any third party application, service causing the windows update stuck.
- Open Settings -> Time & Language -> Select Region & Language from options on left. Here Verify your Country/Region is correct from the drop-down list.
Run windows update Troubleshooter
Run windows update Troubleshooter From Windows Settings -> Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Then select windows update and Run The Troubleshooter. The windows update troubleshooter will run and attempt to identify if any problems exist which prevent your computer from downloading and installing Windows Updates. After complete, the process Restart windows and again manually Check for Updates.
Reset windows update components
If the windows update storage folder ( Software distribution folder ) Get corrupted, Contains any buggy updates this will cause windows update to stuck downloading at any percentage. Or Cause features update to Windows 10 version 1809 failed to install.
And Clearing the folder where all of the update files are stored will force Windows Update to download afresh. Which fix most of the windows update related problems. To do this open windows services ( services.msc ) and stop windows update, BITS, and Superfetch service.
Then Go to
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloadand delete everything within the folder, but do not delete the folder itself. To do so, press CTRL + A to select everything and then press Delete to remove the files.
Now navigate to C:\Windows\System32 Here rename the cartoot2 folder as cartoot2.bak. That’s all Now Restart the services ( windows update, BITs, Superfetch ) which you previously stopped. Restart windows and again check for updates from settings -> update & security -> windows update. Hope this time your system successfully upgrade to windows 10 version 1809 without any stuck or update installation error.
Make sure Installed Device Drivers Are Updated
Also, Make Sure All Installed Device Drivers Are Updated and compatible with the current windows version. Especially Display Driver, Network Adapter, and Audio Sound Driver. Outdated Display driver mostly causes update error 0xc1900101, Network Adapter cause unstable internet connection which fails to download update files from the Microsoft server. And the outdated Audio driver causes update error 0x8007001f. That’s why we recommend check and update device driver with the latest version.
Run SFC and DISM command
Also Run the system file checker utility to make sure any corrupted, missing system files not causing the issue. To do this open command prompt as administrator, type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. This will scan the system for missing corrupted system files if found any the utility Automatically restore them from %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait until 100% complete the process After that restart windows and check for updates.
If all above options failed to install windows 10 October 2018 Update, Causing different error then use official media creation tool to upgrade windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 without any error or problem.
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