Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Fix Unable to install Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809

Microsoft Finally Released Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809, to Everyone with a number of new Features, security improvements, Bug fixes and more. Genuine Windows users connected to Microsoft server will get the upgrade automatically. Or you can manually install/ Upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809 using upgrade Assistant, media creation tool. But Some Users reported that they were unable to install windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809 on their system. Installation reverts to the previous version after a few flashes on the system. Usually, the system reboots without the upgrade. Some users stuck installs half or 75% of the update and then restarts.

Unable to install windows 10 October update

There are many factors are involved in download and upgrade process for such a big update, such as minimum system requirement, storage, corrupted SoftwareDistribution folder etc.  If you’re also struggling from this issues while upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018 update, Here some applicable solutions for you.

Check system requirements

The very first most important thing you should do when installing any major update for Windows 10 is to check if your current system configuration supports it.

Here the minimum system requirements to install windows 10 October update version 1809 :

  • Processor: 1GHz or faster processor or SoC
  • RAM: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 16GB for 32-bit OS or 20GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800×600

So, if your computer doesn’t meet the minimums here, it’s about time to upgrade.

system requirement check for windows 10 install
system requirement check for windows 10 install

Make sure you have enough disk space to download and install the Big update. As you can see from the system requirements above, you need at least 16 GB / 20 GB of free disk space in order to install the October 2018 Update. So, if the installation fails, make sure you have enough space.

Also, make Sure Defer Upgrades option is not set to delay upgrades. You can check this from Settings > Update & security. Then go to Advanced option, Make sure to set the option for deferring updates to 0

Check your internet isn’t set to metered connection. which may block the Windows 10 October Update from installing on their computers. This applies to both WiFi and wired Ethernet connections. Here’s how to disable metered connection in Windows 10:

  1. Go to Settings > Network & Internet
  2. Now, go to Change connection properties
  3. Toggle Set as metered connection off

Windows 10 is set to download and install updates automatically. But due to some reason if you disabled Automatic updates installation make sure to turn it on. Check Windows update service is running and set to install updates automatically. Also, try to Upgrade using Official media creation Tool or upgrade Assistant tool. Still having the same issue, Then need to look at update storage folder (software distribution folder) for corrupted files.

Reset Windows Update components

Windows update components, such as Software distribution, Catroot2 Folder Store important update related files. If due to any reason these files get corrupted you may face different issue while download, install upgrade error. Windows have an update troubleshooting tool which helps to fix different update related problem itself. First, run this Tool and let windows to fix the problem itself. Still having same problems while upgrade windows try to manually reset windows update components.

You can run the windows update troubleshooter from settings -> update & security -> Troubleshoot -> click on windows update and Run the troubleshooter. This will check and fix the causes which create problem while download and upgrade windows. After That restart windows and try to upgrade. Still having the same issue Try to manually reset windows update component.

Run Windows update Troubleshooter
Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Manually reset windows update component

To manually Reset the Windows update components, Open administrative Command Prompt and type following commands one-by-one followed by entering key.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Manually reset windows update component
Manually reset windows update component

That’s All Now Type Command exit to Close the Command Prompt window and reboot the machine. Then after see you can download and upgrade to Windows 10 fall Creators update without any error.

Run the SFC scan

Also, corrupted system files cause different problems, Errors while upgrade to windows 10 version 1809. Windows have a built-in system file checker tool which helps to scan and restore missing, damaged system files. Even though it’s not specifically meant for resolving update issues, it certainly can help. Here’s how to run this command:

Go to Search, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator. Enter the following command, and press Enter: sfc/scannow

Run System file checker Utility on windows 10 version 1803
Run System file checker Utility on windows 10 version 1803

This Will start the scanning process for missing, damaged system file. If found any this will restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait for the process to complete 100% then after Restart windows and Restart windows. Now again manually Reset the Windows update components and try to upgrade/ Install windows 10 October update.

Note: If you are getting Blue screen error while upgrade to windows 10 version 1809. First, disable Antivirus application if installed, Run SFC utility and DISM command and update Display driver and network adapter driver before check for latest updates or install windows 10 October 2018 update. Or check out Windows 10 BSOD Error ultimate guide.

These are the best working solutions to fix windows 10 installation and upgrade Errors, Windows 10 October Update Installation Stuck, unable to install Windows 10 version 1809 etc. Still, have any issue, query suggestion feel free to discuss comments below. Also, Read How To Rollback And Uninstall Windows 10 version 1809

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