Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems and how to fix them

Windows 10 is one of the best desktop operating systems on the market. Basically, Windows 10 combines what we have loved about Windows 7 and Windows 8 while adding a barrage of new things to the operating system. Windows 10 receives a wide welcome, with praise directed at its smooth performance and exciting features.

Windows 10 has been through a number of software updates since the launch day. In April, Microsoft officially rolled out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update following months of beta testing. On the surface, the April 2018 Update is not a significant update as it helps minimize distractions and stay focused on your work. However, when we look inside, the April Update comes with several new features we have been craving for.

One of the biggest additions to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update lies in Timeline. As the name suggests, Timeline allows you to go back to the past activities you have worked on recently, so you can jump back into what you left off. The update also includes Nearby Sharing, a handy feature that lets you send your photos, videos, or documents to people nearby.

The April 2018 Update receives mainly positive reviews out there. However, like any other software update, it has its own issues that may ruin your experience. We have heard some of the issues users are facing with Microsoft’s latest software update.

In the section below, we have created a list of the most common problems in Windows 10 April 2018 Update and show you how to fix them. Before we begin, make sure you now have the April 2018 Update installed on your phone.

  1. Installation problems

A lot of users have reported that they cannot install the update on their machines. There could be any reason for why the installation failed on your PC, ranging from incompatible devices to outdated software. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter that lets you quickly identify any problems.

In this case, you can use Windows 10’s troubleshooting feature to fix installation problems. To do this, right-click the Start menu, then select Settings from the list of options and select Update & Security. After that, click Troubleshoot and then hit Windows Update. Once you are done, run the troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions to find a solution to your problem.

  1. Free up some space

If the above-mentioned solution does not work for you, then the problem may be with your storage space. In reality, files, photos, and documents tend to build up over time and put a huge pressure on your storage. Therefore, it’s a good idea to free up some space on your machine.

For some background, the Window 10 April 2018 Update weighs in at 20GB for the 64-bit version. So, make sure that you have enough space to install the Update. If not, get rid of your things to pave the way for the update.

Windows 10 has a tool called Disk Cleanup that allows you to free up space on your machine. This comes in handy as it removes the need for a third-party to be installed on your device. To do this, open File Explorer on your machine, then right-click the disk and hit Properties. After that, hit Disk Cleanup and then select Clean up system files. Wait a few seconds and select what you wish to remove. Once you are done, try installing the Update to see if the problem is fixed. If nothing changes, then make sure that you read on.

  1. Turn off anti-virus software

If you want to add an extra layer of security to your personal data, then anti-virus programs are a better choice. However, there are times when they become a cause of annoyance as they may block your access to certain apps and programs due to suspicious activities. In this case, try disabling your anti-virus software and re-install the Update. If things go smoothly, then we recommend you turn your anti-virus software back on to protect your files from the prying eyes.

  1. Reset the update

If none of the above solutions works for you, then the last hope for success is to reset the update. However, the process might be unknown to many folks. With that in mind, we are here to help. You can follow our guide below.

Step one: First off, launch the Command Prompt in Windows 10 and then right-click on Command Prompt on the display

Step two: Select Run as Administrator and enter a series of commands (make sure you hit Enter after each command and you input the commands correctly).

  • 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

Step three: Once everything is ready, then reboot your PC and re-install the update.

Got any issues during the process? Let us know in the comments below.

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