Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Feature update to windows 10 version 1809 stuck at preparing to install

Finally, Microsoft has started Automatic rollout process of Windows 10 1809 for everyone.  And all Devices automatically upgrade to Recent windows 10 October 2018 Update via windows update. If still your machine not upgraded to latest Windows Version 1809, You can Manually Upgrade To Windows 10 October 2018 update using Upgrade Assistant Tool, Media Creation Tool or using Windows 10 ISO file. For some users, the Windows 10 upgrade process has been a pretty smooth affair. For others, there have been several issues. Some users report feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 stuck installing for hours, The upgrade or installation process Fail with Different Error etc.

Windows 10 1809 update stuck

There are several things, Which cause the installation Stuck, hang or fail. It may be corrupted system files, Security software, Not enough Disk Space, corrupted update cache files, pending updates, the speed of your internet connection etc. If you are to upgrade to windows 10 1809, but you find yourself stuck in the middle of the process. Here we have 5 Effective solutions help to fix windows 10 Upgrade Problems.

Fix Windows 10 feature update 1809 stuck downloading

Before performing any solution first Make sure you have Enough free Disk space to download and install the upgrade ( 16 GB free space For 32 bit and 20 GB free space for 64-bit windows ).

Install latest updated antivirus software and Perform A full system Scan, To make sure there is any virus, malware not causing the issue. Again Try with Disable the Security Software and perform Upgrade process.

Also, check for pending updates which can cause Stuck while upgrade process. You can do this from Settings -> update & security -> check for updates.

Make sure you have a stable internet connection, and it does not disconnect while downloading the updates.

Start windows clean boot state and check for updates, that fix the problem if any third party service confliction causing the update installation problem.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

To Fix Most Of Windows update Related problems, Microsoft Have an official Windows Update Troubleshooting Tool Which helps to find and fix the problems which cause to install and upgrade windows. Also this tool can be helpful to fix some commonly seen windows update error codes: 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020, and others. Before performing any other solutions we recommend Run the tool and let windows to fix the problem itself.

First, download the Tool from given link, And run this as administrator.

  1. Or you can use the inbuilt tool from Settings
  2. Update And Security, click on Troubleshooting
  3. select option Windows update and click Run the troubleshooter.
  4. This will scan for the problems prevent windows update to install properly. And try to fix them itself.
  5. Restart Windows after complete the troubleshooting process.
  6. And again check for updates from settings, update & Security and check for updates.
  7. Hope this time system upgrade windows 10 1809 successfully.
Run windows update troubleshooter
Run windows update troubleshooter

Reset Update Components

If Windows Update Troubleshooting Tool fails to fix the issue Then Try to Clear the update components. This is the most applicable solution Fix update installation, Windows upgrade stuck, Fail with Different Errors etc.

Note: Updates Store on Software Distribution and Catroot2 Folder. Due to any reason if any files on these folders get corrupted, missing you may face update installation / Upgrade stuck or fails with different Error codes. 

To clear the update component first we need to stop some windows update related services.

  • Press Windows + R, Type services.msc and hit the enter key.
  • On Windows Services Scroll down and look for windows update service.
  • Right click on it and select stop.
  • Again Look for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Right click and select Stop.
  • Now minimize the Services window.

Now navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Right click and Rename the folder to Software distribution.old. ( Windows automatically create a new folder named Software distribution to store update files ) or open software distribution folder and delete all the files from this Folder. Do the same with Caroot2 folder.

rename SoftwareDistribution folder

After That Again Open Windows Services and Start Services Which you stopped before. Simply Right click on Windows update service and select Start again Right click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service select start.

Now Check for updates, hope this time you get Upgrade to windows 10 1809 successfully.

Run DISM command to fix frozen Windows Update

Corrupted system files, damaged OS files also can cause Different problems while Upgrade to a new Windows version. If after reset update components still windows 10 upgrade stuck for you then you need to run the DISM and System file checker tool To Fix corrupted missing system files. Lets first run the DISM utility to fix Windows Update for corruption.

Here, chances are that your Windows Update is itself broken, Running DISM tool help to Repair the Windows installation. Open Command prompt as administrator, and type command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth hit the enter key to execute the command.

DISM restore health command

This might take a few minutes for the operation to be completed. After complete 100% Again Type sfc /scannow ( System file checker Too ) And hit enter key to execute the command. This will Scan windows for missing and damaged system files if found any this tool will restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Run System file Checker Tool

You only have to wait until 100% complete the scanning process, Then after Simply Restart windows and Again try to upgrade windows 10 April 2018 update using Media Creation Tool. I hope This Time you will get succeed without any Stuck or Error.

If you still notice feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 stuck downloading Try to Upgrade Windows 10 October 2018 update using media Creation Tool.

Also read Windows 10 October 2018 update Version 1809 Troubleshooting Guide !!!

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