Finally, Microsoft has Re-released the Windows 10 October update aka 1809 for everyone and it can be Automatically available to Everyone via windows update. Or you can get downloaded by manually checking for updates from settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for updates. But several users report the download is stuck at a certain percentage. Even if they leave it for an hour or two, it may still show a constant figure such as 0% or 33% in some cases.
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Windows 10 1809 stuck at downloading
Feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 download is stuck at a certain percentage such as 0% or 33%. It can be due to a simple overloaded physical memory. sometimes it’s because of a software conflict or a preexisting problem that wasn’t visible until the Windows Updates initiated. Or may the update database get corrupted, which may be causing windows update stuck. Here some solutions you may apply to fix when Windows 10 October 2018 Update stuck at downloading.
Things to check First (If Windows Update Stuck Downloading or installing)
If the upgrade Process Stuck While Downloading or installing updates. Then First make sure you have enough disk space to download the updates ( minimum 20 GB Free Disk Space ). Have Good Stable Internet connection To Download the Update files from Microsoft Server.
Check Windows update service and its related services (BITS, Superfetch) are on running state. Open windows services ( Press Windows + R, type services.msc and ok ) here check and start these services ( if not running ).
Check Any Security Software not causing the issue, Or Completely uninstall the antivirus program or any other security program from your system.
Also, incorrect regional settings cause Windows update Failure. Make sure your Regional and language settings are correct. You Can Check And Correct them From Settings -> Time & Language -> Select Region & Language from options on left. Here Verify your Country/Region is correct from the drop-down list.
Also perform a clean boot and check for updates, Which may fix the problem if any third party application, service causing the windows update stuck.
Run Windows Update troubleshooter
Microsoft Released Official update troubleshooting tool, Which helps to check and fix Windows update Related problems itself. You Can Run windows update Troubleshooter From Windows Settings -> Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Then select windows update and Run The Troubleshooter As shown Bellow image, and follow on-screen instructions.
The 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. Running the troubleshooter should hopefully clear up the problems causing Windows Update to get stuck.
Reset windows update components
If running windows update troubleshooter didn’t fix the problem. Simply try to reset the windows update components which fix most of windows update download and installation problems. To do this Press windows + R, type services.msc and click ok to open window services. Here scroll down and stop following services ( windows update, BITs, Superfetch ).
Now Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Here Delete all the files in the folder. Or you can rename the folder as software distribution.bak ( windows automatically create a new software distribution folder to store windows update files )
Again open windows services ( services.msc ) and restart the services (windows update, BITS, Superfetch )which you stopped previously. That’s all Now close everything and check for updates from Settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for update. I am sure this time you get succeed, Without any problem or update stuck.
Run DISM and SFC utility
Again sometimes corrupted system files cause windows 10 update to stuck downloading. Run the system file checker which scan and restore missing corrupted system files. If found any the utility will restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait until 100% complete the scanning process, Then After Restart windows and check for updates. If SFC Utility Scan Results found corrupted files but unable to fix then Run DISM Tool Which enables SFC Utility to Do its job.
If all Above methods failed to fix the issue, and Windows 10 Update 1809 failed to install, stuck downloading update, Then use official media creation tool or Upgrade assistant to upgrade to windows 10 1809 smoothly. Or You Can Download Windows 10 ISO File for manually upgrade or Perform Clean install windows 10 October 2018 Update.
I hope apply these solutions make the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade process error free. Still, need any help or face any difficulty feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, Read Fix Windows 10 v1809 Freezes Applications Not Responding on Startup.