Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 updates on a regular basis. A major update of Windows 10 comes in every six months. These updates are for your better security, better performance, new features, stylish user experiences, and so on. Don’t believe in rumors that Microsoft is spying on you with the new updates of this great operating system. Rather Windows 10 is the fastest-growing OS among all versions of Windows to date.
There are millions of devices using the Windows 10 operating system. Depending on the new update type and the downloadable size, sometimes these updates take a long time for which users may become frustrated. Not only this, many of us face Windows 10 update error frequently while updating the system. In this post, we will go through some quick fixes regarding Windows 10 update.
Slow Connection causes Windows 10 Update Error
The very basic problem that we face while Windows update is a poor Internet connection. If your internet speed is slow or somewhat the connection is unstable then you can’t download the files properly for a successful update.
Before starting an update do check your internet connection speed from Google. If your internet connection speed is low then it is recommended to perform the update later. Or check your Wi-Fi router or Ethernet cable, reconnect properly and start the update.
Low Disk Space can cause Windows 10 Update Error
Sometimes, some Windows updates are large in size which means they require a lot of free disk space. Without free storage, updates may hamper. On average, your device needs 32 GB of free storage space to update a 32 bit Windows 10 OS. For a 64 bit Windows 10 OS update you need at least 64 GB of free disk space.
Before starting your update do check that your C drive is free or not. You can delete some irrelevant folders or use your cloud storage to move your essential files into the cloud, make enough free space to start the update.
If you want to delete some unnecessary files from your C drive then follow these steps on your Windows 10 PC.
Step1: Type Storage into Windows 10 search bar placed at the taskbar. Hit the Enter button to open the Storage settings window.
Step2: Click on your C drive. Click on the Temporary files section to clear unnecessary files. Select the items that you want to delete from here. Click on the Remove files button to delete those files. It will free a large amount of space for you.
Pausing Update can help you a bit
If you’re having to download the updates issue, then you can pause the update and resume it after you have favorable conditions. Sometimes it can fix the errors. Follow these steps to pause a live update.
Step1: Open Settings and go to the Windows Update option. Click on the pause update for 7 days button.
Step2: Restart your device and again go to the Windows update from the Settings option. Then click on the Resume Update button.
Sometimes restarting the device can help us a bit. After doing these steps try to check the update again. It will resolve any errors regarding the Windows Update.
Simply Restart your Device to solve the Error
As I mentioned earlier, sometimes doing a simple reboot can resolve the issues regarding Windows Update. If you’re facing an error while downloading restart the system from the Power Options menu. When the device starts again it might update the Windows successfully.
Windows Update Troubleshooter can help you fix Windows 10 Update
Microsoft gives us a troubleshooter tool that can diagnose the fault and can resolve a variety of issues regarding major update failures of Windows 10. If you see the error message like 0x80070020, 0x80240438, 0xC19001E2, 0x80070424, 0x80242006, 0x8007000E, 0x80D02002, 0x80070070, 0x80096004, 0x80080005, 0x8007000D, or 0x80240034 then you can go ahead with Microsoft Windows Troubleshooter Tool to fix any problems regarding these. Follow these steps to resolve the error.
Step1: Open Settings option and select Update & Security option.
Step2: Under the Additional Troubleshooter section select the Windows Update option. Click on the Run the Troubleshooter Button.
Step3: Click on the Close button after that.
Let the troubleshooter find the problem regarding the error, it will diagnose the fault and resolve that particular problem. Once all the steps will be finished restart your device and start the update again. You will face no more faults.
Start Windows Update Service Process to eliminate the Error
The Windows update service option made to deal with the update processes and the other processes linked to them. If you get the error code 0x80070422 while system updation then you can go directly to the System Update service to fix the issue. Follow the steps to resolve.
Step1: Open the Windows Run dialog box by pressing the WIN + R button from the keyboard. Or you can type run in the search box at the taskbar, and enter in the Run dialog box.
Step2: Type services.msc in the Run dialog box and press Enter. It will open the Services window.
Step3: Go at the bottom and double click on the Windows Update option.
Step4: In the Pop-up Dialog Box change Automatic from Startup Type from the drop-down list options. Then click on the start button to start the service.
Step5: Click on the Apply button and save the changes you made.
Doing these steps will resolve that particular error and your update will begin to take place.
Check Faulty Devices regarding Update Error
If your existing device driver is not compatible with the latest windows update version then it will interfere with the successful update. So go through these steps to check and solve the error.
Step1: Type and Enter into the Device Manager from the Windows search box under the taskbar.
Step2: From all the device listings, check for the particular device which is showing in a yellow exclamation mark beside it. Yellow exclamation means the driver is not supporting the OS.
Step3: Right-click on the device driver and either Update the Driver Software or uninstall the driver software before starting the Windows Update.
Remove External Hardware before Updating
The official troubleshoot guide exclaimed that you should remove your external storage or any kind of external hardware device before starting an Update of Windows. Plug that out at first, do your update then re-plug that device later. It will not hamper the Windows update.