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One scenario in which updates may fail is when your system drive is running out of space.
Double-check that you have at least 10GB of free space.
Select your preferred times, and click Step 5: Finally, you can pause system upgrades temporarily for up to 7 days.
Keep in mind that there are separate settings for major updates, like the May 2019 Update, and for quality updates like security updates.
Head over to Microsoft’s support page and click the tool should take care of the rest.
It might ask you for administrator privileges to perform a deeper check, but beyond giving it permission to do so, you don’t need to do anything else.
If it can, the troubleshooter will also fix them automatically, or at least let you know what the issue is.
Try this analysis early on if you’re experiencing update issues.
This error might mean that your PC couldn’t connect to the Windows Update servers.
If you’re using a VPN connection to connect to a work network, disconnect from the network and turn off the VPN software (if applicable) and try upgrading again.
The update process has been greatly streamlined for Windows 10, but that doesn’t mean it’s always problem-free, especially when it comes to compatibility and patches.