How to fix Windows 10 October 2018 Update Install Fail Error

Recently, Windows released its latest Windows 10 October 2018 update and with this user are rushing to install it. But some users are unable to install this update as they get Windows 10 October 2018 Update Install Fail Error.

If you are one of those facing this problem, you can use the steps below to fix Windows 10 October 2018 Update install fail error.

This includes freeing up space, disabling anti-virus software, resetting update and installing Windows 10 update using a USB.

Free up disk space

Like every other update Windows 10, October 2018 Update requires certain amount of free hard disk space for a successful download and install of Windows 10 update.

For 32-bit version, of Windows October 2018 Update you will require 16GB of free space while you need 20GB free space for a 64-bit version.

So, the first thing you need to do is check your hard disk space, if it is running out of the space, try using Disk Clean-up to free up some hard disk space.

Note: Once files are deleted you won’t be able to recover them. Therefore, before deleting them make sure you double check all the files.

Once all unnecessary data is deleted, try downloading and installing the Windows 10 October 2019 Update again.

Disable anti-virus software

Undoubtedly one should always have an updated antivirus running on their system. But sometime users can face problem in installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update due to the antivirus software.

To resolve the problem, you need to disable antivirus and then try to install Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Once the installation is finished enable anti-virus software again.

Sometimes, you may even have to uninstall the software temporarily to get things working. Once the update is installed make sure you install the antivirus software.

Reset the update

Even after freeing up space, disabling antivirus if the problem still persists you need to reset the update service and retry.

To do so, type ‘CMD’ into the searchbar and right-click on ‘Command Prompt’ > select ‘Run as administrator’.

Once open, type in the following, pressing Enter after each line:

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

When done, restart your PC and try to install October 2018 Update again.

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Install Windows 10 October 2018 Update via USB

Even after doing all this if you’re still receiving Windows 10 October 2018 Update Install Fail Error, you can try installing it from a USB drive.

Once you have created the USB drive you can need to restart the PC and boot it using the USB drive and install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update from scratch.

We hope these steps you will enable you to install latest Windows 10 October Updater 2018. However, if you face any problem please let us know.

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