Users got their hands on Windows 10 Creators Update as soon as Microsoft released it in April 2017. It is known to have an even more user-friendly interface and some exceptional features that make it stand out. Besides the convenience it brings, Windows 10 Creators Update has some problems, one of which is being frozen at the time of its update. Usually, Windows goes back to the previous update automatically if the Windows 10 Creators Update freezes in between, when you restart your computer.
Microsoft has not yet released the update patch that would make updating Windows 10 a lot faster and easier. Until that comes out you can rely on these four methods to avoid the update process being frozen or stopped. They are easy and can possibly solve the problem for you.
Method 1: Make Sure the Drivers Are Updated
Outdated or faulty drivers can cause a lot of problems including frozen update process of Windows 10. To rule that risk out, make sure all your device drivers are up to date and functioning before you start the update procedure. All the device drivers can be accordingly found on their manufacturers’ websites and you can also take the help of device installers if the task is difficult for you.
Method 2: Turn off Any firewalls or Antivirus Software
Antivirus programs and firewalls can block certain files in the update package thus disturbing the process and causing it to freeze. Try disabling any antivirus programs, temporarily at least, as well as firewall.
- The website of the antivirus program you have installed on your computer will have details on how to disable it. Taking their help or doing it on your own, disable your antivirus program before you install Windows 10 Creators Update.
- Turn off your system’s firewall following these steps:
- Open Control Panel from Start Menu. Select View By: Small icons. You will see Windows Firewall in the last column, open it.
- Under Control Panel Home, click the option Turn Windows Firewall on or off; permission on administrator may be needed.
- Mark the two boxes that say Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) and press the OK button to finish.
Method 3: Turn off Fast Startup in Control Panel
Fast Startup option can be the reason behind your update problem. Try disabling it before you start the installation, just in case. Follow these steps:
- Open Power Options from Control Panel in Start Menu.
- Under Control Panel Home, the left pane, select the option Choose what the power button does.
- Then select the blue text that says Change the settings that are currently unavailable.
- Untick the box that says Turn on fast startup (recommended) if it is ticked and then hit the Save changes button to finish.
Repeating the above steps and ticking the box again, you can easily enable fast startup again.
Method 4: Run DISM to Corruption Errors
Corrupted files in the system can cause installation problems in Windows 10 Creators Update. Therefore, running DISM (Deployment Image & Servicing Management) tool can help detect and fix those files. It is recommended that you do it before installing Windows 10 Creators Update. Here is how:
- Open the quick-access menu by pressing Windows and X keys together. Select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
- User Account Control will ask you for confirmation, say yes.
- Where it is shown in the screenshot, type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, making sure you do it right and press Enter.
Windows Update is used as a source here by DISM to provide for files that need replacing. If you know that your Windows Update does not work, attach a secondary device such as Windows DVD to work in place of Windows Update.
- When the process is finished, reboot your PC.
- Again, open Command Prompt like you did before and type sfc/scannow as the command as shown in the screenshot.
Wait until the scanning is done.
- Exit Command Prompt window and then install the Windows 10 Creators Update again to see if it is done without any problem this time.
We hope one of the methods above worked for you.
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