How To Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80190001 Problem

Updating Windows 10 operating system is essential as it can improve performance of your computer, updating and installing new features as well as enhancing security features. Although updating Windows 10 is an easy process, there are instances where certain issues can occur such as getting error 0x80190001. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will talk about the recommended solutions that you can try to fix Error code 0x80190001 problem during Windows 10 update.

What to do if Windows 10 Update Error 0x80190001 occurs

There are several factors that can cause Error code 0x80190001 to occur such as an incomplete download of Windows files, conflict with third party software to incorrect date and time on your Windows PC. Listed below are the troubleshooting solutions that you can try to fix Error 0x80190001 problem during Windows 10 update.

Before performing the recommended troubleshooting solutions below I suggest that you try restarting your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Solution 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

The first thing that you need to do with when you encounter Error code 0x80190001 when updating Windows 10 is to run the troubleshooter. Windows update Troubleshooter is used to diagnosed and fixes windows update related issues.

To do this:

  1. Click on the Start menu button or Windows logo key located at the lower left

    Windows 10 Update Error 0x80190001

  2. Click Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows Settings section

    Windows 10 Update Error 0x80190001

  3. At windows setting section, click on Update and Security tab

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  4. Click Troubleshoot at the left pane

  5. At right pane, click Additional Troubleshooters.

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  6. Locate and Click on Windows Update under the Get up and Running section

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  7. Click Run the Troubleshooter tab. A new window opens and Windows will now detect problems.

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  8. After Windows Update Troubleshooter process is complete and it could not identify any problem, click on Close and Exit Settings Section.

    If a problem is detected, it will display recommended solutions to fix it.
    Windows 10 Update Error 0x80190001

After running Windows update troubleshooter, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error code 0x80190001 still occurs.

Solution 2: Check Time and Date

When updating Windows 10, you have to make sure that time and date are correct as well as the correct time zone. An incorrect date and time can cause conflict with Windows update since Windows server is unable to accept window update files thereby error on windows update can occur.

To do this:

  1. Right click on Date and Time located at the lower right on Windows screen
  2. Click Adjust date/time.
  3. At right pane, make sure Set time automatically is toggled ON.
  4. Make sure “Set time zone automatically” option is toggled ON.
  5. Click “Sync Now” under Synchronize your clock option.
  6. Exit Settings window.

After checking date an d time, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0x80190001 still occurs.

Solution 3: Remove External Hardware connected (if applicable)

When there is an External hardware connected to computer during the update process, it can cause errors to occur as it can interfere with the update. To fix this, you may need to disconnected all external devices such as USB or smartphones and then check if Windows update Error code 0x80190001 still occurs.

Solution 4: Delete Software Distribution Folder

The Software Distribution Folder is where the system files that are needed for Windows update is temporarily stored. If the folder becomes corrupt, it can cause update errors to occur such as Error 0x80190001. To fix this, you may need to delete and empty the Software Distribution Folder.

To do this:

  1. Type Command prompt at the search bar located at the lower left.
  2. Right click on Command prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu.
  3. Inside command prompt, type the following command and press Enter after each command
  4. Type net stop wuauserv and press Enter
  5. Type net stop bits and press Enter
  6. Press Windows key + E on your keyboard to open File Explorer
  7. Navigate to the following path: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.
  8. Right click SoftwareDistribution and click Delete from the drop down menu. All the contents on the folder will be deleted.
  9. Go back to Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter after each command
  10. Type net start wuauserv and press Enter
  11. Type net start bits and press Enter

Update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0x80190001 still occurs.

Solution 5: Perform a Clean Boot

Third party softwares can cause issues on your computer and interferes with the update process. To fix error code 0x80190001 on Windows update, you may need to perform a clean boot on your computer.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box
  2. At RUN dialog box, type msconfig and press Enter or click OK. This will open System Configuration
  3. Inside System Configuration window, click Services
  4. Under Services, click to check the option Hide all Microsoft Services.
  5. Click Disable all tab
  6. Click OK to apply changes made. If prompted to restart, click Restart later.
  7. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box
  8. At RUN dialog box, type msconfig and press Enter or click OK. This will open System Configuration
  9. Inside System Configuration window, click Startup
  10. Click Open Task Manager tab. A new window opens.
  11. Under start up tab, check the startup impact. Make sure to disable the one that has High Impact. Disable by right clicking and then clicking Disable from the drop down menu.
  12. Restart Computer.

After computer completely reboots in a clean boot, update Windows 10 again and then check if Error 0x80190001 still occurs.

Solution 6: Use Windows Media Creation tool

If none of the solutions above fix Error 0x80190001 problem during Windows 10 update, you may need to use the Windows Media Creation tool instead to update Windows. With this tool files will not be lost and Windows computer will be updated to the latest versions.

To do this:

  1. Download Windows Media creation tool from here.
  2. Click Download Tool now.
  3. Follow the onscreen instruction to install the tool.
  4. Click Accept to accept terms
  5. Click Upgrade this PC now option
  6. Click Next tab. Wait for update process to complete.

After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix Error code 0x80190001 during Windows 10 update Problem. For more troubleshooting videos, visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel.

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