Windows 10 Update 1709, also known as “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”, is a major package of new and improved features. It brings support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as improved privacy features, better accessibility options and a new interface. It was released in April, 2018.
To Install the Update (Provided by Microsoft)
“If you want to install the update, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Select Check for updates. If updates are available, install them.”
To Solve the Update Issue
But many users have encountered issues when downloading or installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Issue #1: When the download of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is completed, Windows asks to restart the system to install the update. After the system’s restart, the Fall Creator Update is not installed and at the Update history you receive the following error: “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709: Failed to install…” (error: 0x80080008)
Issue #2: After checking for new updates, Windows is starting to download the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, but during the downloading updates operation, is stuck at xx% (error 0x80d02002)
How to fix: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709 Failed to install.
Tips: Before proceeding to update your system:
1. Completely uninstall the antivirus program or any other security program from your system.
2. Disconnect any USB connected devices that you don’t need. (e.g. USB Wireless Mouse or Keyboard Receiver, USB Wireless Network Card, etc.).
3. Be patient…the update takes a few hours to download and install.
4. Before applying the methods mentioned below, run first the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update.
Method 1. Delete the Windows Update Folder.
Method 2. Download and install the Windows 10 Update Manually.
Method 3. Repair System Files with SFC.
Method 4. FIX Windows corruption errors with the DISM tool.
Method 5. Repair Windows 10 with an in-place Upgrade.
Method 6. Prevent the Installation of the Windows 10 Update.
Visiting the link to see the specific steps.
Suggestions of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Notified by MiniTool)
There are several things you should pay attention to. I will walk you through some necessary suggestions.
Make a Backup to Protect Your PC
Before you begin a Windows update, you had better make a backup for your computer, including backing up system or disk. The image file can be used to restore your computer to an earlier date in case of any update problem comes up. If you haven’t yet installed a Windows 10 version 1703 update, just create a backup for your PC.
Which tool can you use to make the backup? As there are so many programs for you to choose. I highly recommend MiniTool ShadowMaker. It can be used to back up your system, partition, and disk. Moreover, automatic backup, incremental backup, and differential backup are also supported. Just get its Free Edition for a try.
How this backup software works:
Step 1: After the installation of MiniTool ShadowMaker, just launch it. Next, a small window will appear to tell you to choose one computer to manage. Here, I click the Connect button in This Computer section.
2. As to the backup destination, generally, we advise you to choose an external hard drive, which is relatively safer.
Step 3: After finishing the selections of the backup source and backup destination, go back to Backup tab. Then, click Back up Now button. And MiniTool ShadowMaker will go to Manage page to begin the backup.
If you have created a system or disk backup before Windows 10 version 1709 update, and then can’t install Fall Creators Update, you can use the image file can be used to do a restoration and let your PC go back to the previous version.
As to system recovery or system disk recovery, MiniTool ShadowMaker only allows you to enter WinPE to perform one. Just create a bootable disc including CD/DVD or USB flash drive before an update and boot your computer. Then, enter MiniTool ShadowMaker main interface, start the restoration.
Once you fail to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, after the system recovery or disk restoration, your PC can run as normal as it is.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is another software also available to back up your PC by disk cloning. When you encounter Windows 10 update problem like can’t install Fall Creators Update, the destination disk can be utilized to boot your computer to the normal status.