Troubleshoot common problems when update Windows 10

Get answer of your questions about Troubleshoot common problems when update Windows 10 below. Many error or issues when updating windows 10 caused of many things. Although Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to make sure your device is secure and up to date. Also to receiving the latest features and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected.

Before it, please make sure your device is plugged into a power source and connected to the internet. After it, try the steps listed below to get your PC/Windows/Laptop to update.

Note: Before you trying any of the solutions below, make sure back up your personal files. You can use File History to back up your files to another drive or insert a USB drive and use File Explorer to drag and copy important files to the USB drive. If you’re signing into Windows with a Microsoft account, your system settings will be automatically restored after updating, once you’re connected to the Internet.

Set up your backup
Press Windows key + I > Update & security > Backup > Add a drive then choose an external drive or network location for your backups.If you’re missing an important file or folder, follow steps below to get it back:

  1. Type Restore files in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Restore your files with File History.
  2. Look for the file you need, then use the arrows to see all its versions.
  3. When you find the version you want, select Restore to save it in its original location. To save it in a different place, press and hold (or right-click) Restore, select Restore to, and then choose a new location.

Restart to apply installed updates

Go to Start  > Power , and select either Update and restart or Update and shut down. 

Free up drive space

Make sure that your device has enough space. Your device requires at least 16 GB of free space to upgrade a 32-bit OS, or 20 GB for a 64-bit OS. If your device has a small hard drive, you may need to insert a USB drive to update it.  

If your PC is running low on storage, learn more: How to free up drive space in Windows 10

Run Windows Update again

After trying the preceding steps, run Windows Update again by going to Start > Settings  > Update & Security > Windows Update  > Check for updates. Download and install any new updates.

Disconnect external hardware

Remove any external storage devices and drives, docks, and other hardware plugged into your device that isn’t needed for basic functionality. 

Update third-party drivers

If you’ve added hardware to your device, check for third-party driver updates and installation instructions on the hardware manufacturer’s website.

Check Device Manager for errors

  1. Select Start. In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager. 
  2. Choose Device Manager from the results.
  3. In the window that appears, look for any device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. (You may have to select each category to view the list of devices). Select the device name.
  4. Go to Action.
  5. Select either Update driver or Uninstall to correct the errors. 

Run Windows Update as an administrator

You may not have permission to install some updates if your account doesn’t have Administrator access. If someone else at home or in your office has an Administrator account on your device, try logging in and updating using that account.

Note: If you receive an error code while updating, see: Fix Windows 10 Update Errors & Issues.

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