Windows 10 October update in my Windows update shows error while download

When I click Check for updates in Windows update, It shows up an error code.

 

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The latest feature update to Windows 10 i.e. the October update would begin rollout from today i.e. October 2nd 2018.  The rollout would be in a phased approach where the update would roll down as it becomes available to your device as when the Microsoft update systems thinks it is safe to update.

If you want to update now, Microsoft has provided Media creation tool and the update assistant to upgrade manually. Go to the Page below and select Download tool now:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/Windows10

Here is a direct download link if required:

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209

Select Update this PC at the first screen to start download and Installation of the update.

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Microsoft is ready to roll out the next feature update for Windows 10. The release -- codenamed "Redstone 5," and officially christened the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (and/or 1809) -- will start rolling out Oct. 2. The company will make the October 2018 Update more broadly available on Oct. 9, which is Patch Tuesday.

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What's the rush? Conventional wisdom has always been to wait weeks or months before installing an upgrade. My computer will wait at least 90 days.
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you can use update asstitant and then when you do au it will bring up the feature update but won't have too restart as it's already installed and it will just show up in feature update

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It is a good idea to make a system image before accepting any updates.

If things go bad it will then be easy to recover back to the way things were before the update messed your computer up.

I suggest using Macrium Reflect.

I have used it for years.

It works good.

For me anyway.

I did take the time to read the instructions on how to use it.

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

https://forum.macrium.com/

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1809 has arrived, & installed well for me through Windows Update. But try it this way...

(1) Block "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809" with WUShowHide...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3183922/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-windows-update-from-reinstalling-in-windo

How to temporarily prevent a Windows Update from reinstalling in Windows 10

You've got to catch it trying to come in. But skip this step, if it isn't there.

(2) Make a Windows system image, at "START, Settings, Update & Security, Backup, Go to Backup & Restore (Win 7)", in case things get bad. Make the Repair Disc to restore it with, or ask Cortana for "Recovery Drive" to make it on USB. Also, see...

https://www.winhelp.us/restore-a-system-image-in-windows-7.html

Restore a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

Note: That's a 3rd-party site. The literature looks good. I know nothing of the links or downloads there.

(3) Try the quick fixes here...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/quick-fixes

Quick Fixes

But be aware the ChkDsk "quick fix" can run for many hours. Maybe just do the Windows version in the Properties of C:\ at the Tools tab. That ran 8/so minutes for me...

(4) If they exist: Use Disk Cleanup (ask Cortana) to delete $Windows.~BT, $Windows.~WS & Windows.old. Those will be in the categories "Windows update cleanup" & "Previous Windows installation(s)", after clicking "Clean up system files". A successful upgrade creates them, but normally Windows will delete them after as little as 10 days. The first two accomplish the upgrade. Windows.old is actually the previous OS.

(5) Try this way to upgrade to 1809, from Installation media...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Download Windows 10 -  Currently, this is v.1809

Make a Win 10 Installation USB drive or burn an .iso to DVD. As the article says, match it to the Edition (Home, Pro, etc.), Language, & Architecture (64-bit/x64 or 32-bit/x86) of the computer on which it will be installed.

Instructions are at the site how to use those to do an upgrade. Basically, you boot to Windows, plug in the media, open it in File Explorer, & click Setup.exe. It will run a bit over an hour. Here is an article...

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

Good luck, & keep us informed.

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Having the same problem and tried almost all the solutions offered in this forum but none of them worked for me. This is very unfortunate. One of my PCs fails with a, error number but some are not even detecting the update.

I tried manual Windows Updater, Update Trouble Shooter, Remove/Rename folders from PowerShell but none worked. 

I think this is the first time Microsoft spoiled this up. 

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update failed 0x80244018  

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It's easy to identify someone who's not prepared to deal with a feature update, because they demand to have it now.

Someone better prepared will let early adopters and corporate testers uncover the initial problems which are inevitable in a product as huge and complicated as Windows, and give Microsoft a chance to fix them.

While they're waiting, they'll be reading reviews on the internet written by professionals and learning how to use the new and updated features. By the time they get around to installing the update themselves, they'll be ready. You don't have to be a genius to operate a computer.

Meanwhile, those who are unprepared will be screaming about how the update 'destroyed' their computers and planning class-action lawsuits.

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I agree, what sort of improvements does 1809 have that can't wait a couple months or so until more bugs are exposed and fixed? I don't plan on installing the upgrade for at least several weeks on any PC on mine. I do not care to be the beta tester who faces problems and has to wait for a fix. So far I am not very impressed that this upgrade is really solid for everyone. 

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