Microsoft is soon going to roll Windows 10 19H1 updates for its users in the upcoming month of May 2019. This is the seventh major update that brings new features and improvements. However, you should not download and install this upgrade the moment it appears on your System.
Though a new update brings security improvements along with other features on your PC, we recommend you to wait to avoid bugs that may appear after Windows 10 1903 upgrade. There may appear some issues while testing the latest Windows 10 version on each and every hardware configuration which is really a cumbersome task. Here, in this article, we will guide you with 10 tips that help you to avoid unwanted problems and errors.
Avoid bugs that may appear after Windows 10 1903 update
Here, we will pinpoint certain conditions that may arise bugs on your PC after the May 2019 update. They are as follow-
1. Install Windows 10 1903 only when available automatically
There are numerous ways to download Windows 10 19H1 on your PC. However, we recommend you to upgrade your existing OS only when you receive notification automatically regarding the same. Only then, you should go to the Windows Update section and get a manual copy for yourself. Doing this will certainly reduce the chances of running into unwanted bugs.
In general, feature updates are not fully compatible with each and every hardware configuration. Owing to this, the company may block further update to avoid troubles.
If you haven’t received any manual notification to update your Windows 10 OS, there might be some compatibility issues. You can use the “Windows Assistant” or “Media creation tool” to get Windows 10 1903 copy. However, when you proceed to force upgrade your operating system, it simply won’t install and display compatibility errors or issues.
This is why you should wait and don’t rush to install it. Ideally, one should wait for approx. 4 months or more for this. If you can’t wait, go through these tips to avoid any error after installing a new feature update.
2. Create Backup before the update
It is always better to create a backup of all important files, folders, settings, and apps before going to install a new version of Windows 10. The backup helps you in restoring your PC to an earlier point in case something goes wrong during installation.
Windows 10 updates are capable of restoring your PC original settings if an issue pops up in between. Still, you must create a backup or at least move your personal files somewhere safe.
3. Avoid storage problems during Windows 10 1903 Update
Windows 10 May 2019 update comes with in-built reserved storage. This is a new feature by Microsoft which keeps 7 GB of internal storage reserved for system apps, update process, etc. However, you might face not enough space available issues while downloading and installing the update. If you do face such problems, it will be accompanied with following errors- 0x80070070 – 0x50012, 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x60000 etc.
To avoid storage issue, you must set aside 20 GB available space to ensure the safe-upgrade to Windows 10 1903. In case, you don’t have the necessary enough storage, you should delete non-essential files as well as stored cache.
4. Remove unnecessary apps
The presence of third party antivirus may hinder the smooth installation of Windows 10 19H1. This is why you should remove such software and use Windows Defender Antivirus instead. If you don’t want to uninstall them, make sure to disable them temporarily while upgrading your existing OS.
To uninstall security apps, navigate to the following path-
Settings > Apps > Apps & features
Henceforth, select the third-party security app and hit the Uninstall button.
You should also remove the older apps or programs which are currently not in use before Windows 10 May 2019 Update. You can always reinstall these apps later, so there is nothing to lose.
5. Disable defer and Set as Metered Connection settings
If you have set your PC to defer upgrades, it simply won’t download/ install Windows 10 19H1 updates automatically. However, you can always make changes in earlier settings. Here are the steps-
- At first, navigate to the following path-
Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options
- Here, select Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) under “Choose when updates are installed”.
- Succeeding after, set the number of days to defer feature updates back to 0.
- Again, turn off the Pause Updates toggle switch as well.
If you have previously enabled “Set as metered connection” toggle switch, it can also restrict new Updates from downloading on your System. To disable this, follow the below steps-
- At first, go to the following path.
Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi (or Ethernet)
- Henceforth, select the specific network (that you are using at present).
- Thereafter turn off the Set as a metered connection toggle switch.
This is it, now you can download and install Windows 10 19H1 update smoothly on your System.
6. Repair Windows Update before 19H1 download
Windows Update is one of the most valuable programs on the System that helps you to download updates. However, it may start creating nuisances sometimes, thus your PC won’t receive any feature updates.
If you are facing such challenges, it is better to reset its components so that it works as designed. Read this article, Check For Updates doesn’t work in Windows 10 if you are still stuck with Windows update issue.
7. Prevent settings problems after installing version 1903
If you don’t personalize the 19H1 installation with a custom configuration, Windows 10 update may reset your default settings such as privacy or apps modification. It is thereby recommended to check the settings before installing Windows 10 May 2019 update on your PC.
8. Fix Windows 10 version 1903 upgrade errors
“If anything can go wrong, it will” is a famous quote by Murphy. This law is applicable here as well. You should take the necessary precautions to avoid unwanted issues. However, if it appears anyhow, note down the error message and search online for a solution. In general, Microsoft publishes the known issues along with its temporary solution together while launching a new Insider, cumulative update, etc.
If you receive any error that starts with 0xC such as 0xC1900101 – 0x20004, 0xC1900101 – 0x30018, 0xC1900101 – 0x2000c, 0xC1900101 – 0x4000D etc. is a typical bug which is related to corrupt device driver. The solution is simple, just update all the incompatible drivers after Windows 10 May 2019 update. 0x80070070 – 0x50011 (0x50012 or 0x60000) is yet another bug that occurs when there isn’t enough space on your HDD. Thus, it won’t complete the whole upgrade.
In case you run into any problems while installing Windows 10 1903, you can contact Microsoft support directly. Also, if there is a Microsoft Store nearby, visit there with your Device. They will most probably solve the ongoing issue or error.
9. Disconnect unnecessary peripherals to avoid unwanted problems
There should not be any external peripherals attached to your System before installing May 2019 Update such as Printers, hard drives, cameras, etc. They can generate unwanted errors during installation. In the case of desktop, use only Mouse and Keyboard (cables not wireless) as external devices.
If you use Bluetooth services on your PC, you should disable this as well. Just follow the sequence below and turn off the Bluetooth toggle switch.
Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices
10. Clean Install of Windows 10 19H1 Update manually
Let’s hope there are no bugs when May 2019 Update is available to download. Even this is true, you should rather perform a clean installation of Windows 10 1903 on your System. You can re-install your apps or re-configure the settings once the new OS gets installed smoothly on the PC. If it running Okay, you can restore your files from back-up as well.
If you don’t want to go for a clean install, then you should try an in-place upgrade using the Media creation tool. This will preserve the files, folders, and apps along with settings configuration. Once you have created the bootable media, double click on the application file to launch the installation wizard. Here, select Upgrade this PC now option then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the whole set-up.
If you don’t want to install the May 2019 Update, you can defer feature updates until a later time, or read this guide to roll back to the previous version.