Most users are very excited to get the new Windows 10 October 2018 Update. But for some of us, this will not be an easy road. Research shows that the upgrade process will not work for a lot of users. In this article, we will tackle this issue and try to find out what possible solutions users that were afflicted may have. If you are wondering “what if Windows 10 October Update fails”, you have come to the right place. There are different kinds of signs of the upgrade going wrong, starting from download errors and ending with more severe system errors. For some users, the installation process just stops suddenly and without explanation, resulting in the computer reverting the changes altogether.
If you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 October update, see if you can find the right fix for your machine in the next couple of paragraphs.
For some, the culprits are the Intel Display Audio drivers that are blocking Windows v1809. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer from Microsoft about this issue, but the fix they suggest is this:
- Step 1. Download and install the latest Surface Pro 3 drivers and firmware.
- Step 2. Uninstall the Intel display adapter from Device Manager.
- Step 3. Run MSI.
- Step 4. Restart your PC and try to upgrade again.
If this fix seems too complicated, we have another suggestion: you can employ a special tool that deals with driver issues, such as Auslogics Driver Updater, and make this program figure out what it needs to do before you start using the potentially very time-consuming fix of Microsoft. We are sure that in the nearest future, Microsoft will resolve the issue, but for those of us waiting for the resolution, it makes sense to try to use other potentially successful techniques.
If your Windows 10 v1809 updates just make your computer freeze, then you have some other options. Even though there is no clear indication as to what is causing this issue and there might not be any clues displayed on your screen, you should assume that it is was triggered by the installation of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
Here is the advised course of action if you have found yourself in a situation like this:
- Step 1. Try to boot your computer and then run the Update troubleshooter.
- Step 2. If that doesn’t help, restart Windows Update components. Learn in the next step how to do that.
- Step 3. Access Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands (hit Enter after each one):
* Net Stop bits
* Net Stop wuauserv
* Net Stop appidsvc
* Net Stop cryptsvc
* Ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
* Ren %systemroot%system32catroot2 catroot2.bak
* Net Start bits
* Net Start wuauserv
* Net Start appidsvc
* Net Start cryptsvc
Hopefully, this helped you to restore the functionality of your computer and you can now try to upgrade Windows with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.