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How to resolve problems while updating to Windows 10 Update


So it has been three months since the release of Windows 10 April 2018 Update release and still, there is some good number of users facing issues while installing it.

If you are one of the users mentioned above, then you are in the right place. Keep on reading and try the methods mentioned below to reduce the day to day time you spend while trying to update your machine.

Before we start, we have also encountered a good number of users facing issues of installing cumulative update and security updates after the clean installation of Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

Resolve problems while updating to Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Now, there can be a no. of reasons why such problems are here. Follow the methods given below, these methods are trusted and don’t harm your machine in any way.

Method 1: Run the Troubleshooter

  1. Press Windows + I keys on your keyboard. The Settings App will open up.
  2. Click on Update & Security. Settings Update & Security
  3. Select Troubleshoot from the left panel and click on Windows Update option under Get up and running list. Settings App TroubleshootWindows Update Troubleshoot
  4. Go with the flow of troubleshooter and apply the fix.
  5. Restart your machine once and you are good to go. Go to Windows Update section under Update & Security in Settings App and scan for updates.

By now your machine would be receiving updates and install them. If you are still facing some issues after the update gets downloaded but doesn’t install them, then the next method is for you.

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Method 2: Clean up System Files

  1. Open This PC from your desktop.
  2. Right click on Local Disk (C:) and select on Properties. Local Disk Properties
  3. Click on Disk Cleanup. Disc Cleanup
  4. Select Clean up system files from the bottom of the window. How to resolve problems while updating to Windows 10 Update
  5. Select each and every option on the list which is consuming a good no. of space. Click on OK and select Delete Files. Delete System Files

This process will delete all the files consuming your disk space and free up a good amount of space. Now restart your machine and again try to update your machine. This time it will definitely start installing your update.

If you are still unable to install the updates, the reason behind it could be the stopped services. Before we start on how to enable the services, first you should know that there are two ways of restarting the services. First, using Comand Prompt/ Windows PowerShell and other by using services.msc manager.

Method 3: Re-activating Services

3.1: Using Command Prompt/Windows PowerShell

  1. Press Windows + X keys on your keyboard. A Quick Link Menu will open up. Select Command Prompt(Admin) or Windows PowerShell(Admin).
  2. Type the commands given below one by one and hit enter to execute them.
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net stop cryptsvc
    Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\SoftwareDistribution.bak
    Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
    net start wuauserv
    net start bits
    net start cryptsvc
  3. Restart your machine and you are good to go.

The above commands will first disable the required services and then enable them on their default state. Sometimes such services get disabled due to certain reasons and due to it, the updates don’t get installed. If you face certain issues while executing those commands then you can perform the task done by those commands manually.

3.2: Using services.msc manager

  1. Press Windows + R key on your keyboard. The Run dialog box will open up.
  2. Type services.msc and hit enter.
  3. In the list of services, scroll and search for “Background Intelligent Transfer Service“.How to resolve problems while updating to Windows 10 Update
  4. Right click on it and select properties.
  5. In Startup type select Automatic and then click on apply.
  6. After applying changes, check the service status if it shows stopped then click on start and hit OK.
  7. Now search for “Windows Update” in the same list of services. Windows Update Service
  8. Perform steps 4-6 exactly as you did before.
  9. Now again search for “Cryptographic Services” and perform the same task. How to resolve problems while updating to Windows 10 Update

Restart your machine after each method you perform given above. By now your Windows Update would have started.

Enjoy the new update and let us know your views on it.

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