Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) is now available to everyone. Users can now see a new ‘feature update to Windows 10, version 1709’ in their updates. This is a major update for Windows 10 devices since Creators Update (version 1703). The new update brings many new features and improvements to the OS. However, some users are now reporting that Windows 10 update 1709 stuck at 0% or at 99% or show failed to install message. We’ve collected few fixes for these update issues. Read below for more details.
If your update fails to download, try below-posted tricks.
Fix Windows 10 update version 1709 download stuck at 0% or 99% issue:
There may be some other reasons resulting in Windows 10 Creators Update stuck during downloading or fails to install. It might be that something went wrong with the file itself. Clearing the folder where all of the update files are stored will force Windows Update to download afresh.
Clearing the folder where all of the update files are stored will force Windows Update to download afresh.
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloadand delete everything within the folder, but do not delete the folder itself. To do so, press CTRL + A to select everything and then press Delete to remove the files. Restart and download updates again.
Delivery Optimization service fix:
Try the following workaround, if Windows 10 version 1709 download still stuck midway for a longer time.
Stop Windows Update service:
You can repeat this process with the Delivery Optimization service. If stopping the Windows Update service doesn’t bypass the issue on the first attempt, please re-try and stop this additional service. If Windows 10 version 1709 update hangs on “Initializing…“, try the following workaround.
Windows Update Reset Script:
This script will completely reset the Windows Update settings. It will configure the services and registry keys related to Windows Update for default settings. Finally, the script will clean up files related to old Windows Updates. Your Windows 10 update 1709 will no longer stuck at 0% or 99%.
Download Windows Update Reset Script from Microsoft here.
Many times users report that after the installation of a cumulative update, Windows 10 start showing blue screen (BSOD) error or start reboot loop. You can check out below links to fix these error or even check what is causing this errors.
If Windows 10 update 1709 still stuck at 0 or 99%, you can use the official DISM command to repair the Windows image to fix any issue with your Windows 10 installations. Before you begin, it’s recommended to do a full backup or create a system restore point in case things go wrong.
Use the DISM command with the CheckHealth to verify whether any corruption has been detected. To run the command do the following:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Use the DISM command with the ScanHealth to scan the Windows image for any corruption. Unlike the CheckHealth, the ScanHealth switch can take up to 10 minutes to complete the process. To run the command do the following:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
The RestoreHealth command will scan the Windows image for any corruption and perform a repair automatically. The RestoreHealth switch can take up to 20 minutes to complete the process. To run the command do the following:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Note: While the running DISM using the RestoreHealth or ScanHealth, you will notice the process will seem stuck at 20% or 40%, but it’s normal behavior. After a few minutes, the operation will finish as expected.
Windows 10 version 1709 update is big and the download may take some time. Furthermore, if you have limited data package, you should avoid this update.
Finally, Microsoft has provided a separate tool to disable updates or even drivers. You will find more details and download link here.
Download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO files manually and upgrades your system.
Let us know if above-posted tricks fix Windows 10 update 1709 stuck at 0% or at 99% or failed to install issues.