How to Fix Update Error 0x80190001 in Windows 10


While upgrading or updating Windows 10, you may face some common errors. To fix update error 0x80190001, you can go through this article.

Generally, This error code appears when you are installing feature update in Windows 10. It might have some reasons. Corrupted downloaded files or any other unclear things may create this problem. When you face this problem, you may see the following message.

An unexpected error was encountered while attempting to download files required for the upgrade. In this guide, we will share how you can fix error code 0x80190001.

It also may show you a message “Something went wrong.” This error mostly appears when you use Windows 10 update assistant. But, It’s a good thing that you can easily solve this problem.

screenshot Windows update error 0x80190001

Fix Update Error 0x80190001

This error code is pretty common. It appeared while people were installing creator update and also is appearing when people are using update assistant to install October 2018 update. But, You can try these methods to fix windows 10 update error 0x80190001. Before getting started, make sure you have a stable internet connection. Because, Sometimes, a similar error code may appear during the update download process because of unstable internet connection.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

1.  Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Whenever you encounter any update related problem, you should run the built-in troubleshooter. Luckily, It may fix errors like 0x80190001. To do it, follow these steps.

  • At first, Press Win + I on the keyboard to open settings.
  • Now, Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Then, Find and click on Windows Update and then click on run the troubleshooter.
  • Follow onscreen instructions.
  • After that restart your PC and try to update Windows 10 again.

I hope it will solve your problem.

2. Disable Antivirus/Firewall Program

In some cases, Third-party antivirus and firewall programs create problems during an update file installation. So, If you encounter any issue during upgrading windows 10, disable these security programs. It may fix update error 0x80190001.

3. Reset Windows Update Components

This is the most powerful and effective way to troubleshoot any update related errors. Windows has some important update components. If they become corrupted for any reason, the whole updated process will fail. It happens repeadetly until you solve the core issue. So, To resolve windows update error 0x80190001, you must reset the update components. This process includes deleting contents from the SoftwareDistribution folder, Catroot2 folder etc.

4. Disable Internet Connection

It seems weird. But, Many users disabled internet connection during update installation. Surprisingly, It worked. It helped them to get their PC updated without encountering the error code 0x80190001. So, When the update file downloading process ended and it starts installing, you can just disconnect from the internet. Then, See if it helps you like others.

5. Use Windows Update Assistant

If you encounter the problem in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, you may try to install the update differently. Just, Go to this link and click on Update Now. It will download Windows Update Assistant. Just, Run that program. It may solve your problem.

6. Try in Clean Boot

To troubleshoot the windows 10 upgrade error 0x80190001, you should perform clean boot. Then, Try to update Windows. I hope it will work.

7. Use Media Creation Tool

If nothing helped, you can download and use media creation tool. You will find it from the link given in method 5. You should only use this tool if it is a feature update.

These are the most effective method to fix error 0x80190001 while installing feature update in windows 10. If you have any question, put it in the comment box.

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Hasibul Kabir is the founder of TechClassy. He is a Tech Blogger, Web Developer & Hobbyist Game Developer. He loves to write on technology, mainly Windows, macOS, iOS, etc.


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