If you have Windows 10 Update 1803 stuck at 0% , slow or could not update problems , here is what you can do to fix the problem and complete the update. The symptom of the problem is when you try to run Windows Update to install the latest Windows 10 October 2018 update, Update 1809, the update process runs very slowly. It is so slow that the 1803 update appears to have stuck at 0% or a certain percentage when displaying the Windows 10 settings or search for updates , and finally failed.
Solution: Windows 10 Update 1803 Stuck at 0%, Slow or Failed Issues
Things to try before complicated fixes
Before proceeding to the complicated solutions below, please try the following suggestions first.
- Make sure your internet connection is stable and always on throughout the Windows 10 1803 update process.
- Disconnect all USB and other external devices from your computer (except your keyboard and mouse).
- Temporarily disable your security software such as antivirus or firewall programs.
- Please wait patiently for the update to complete. It may take a few hours to download the full update.
- If you’ve waited hours and yet the 1803 update is still stuck at 0% and not moving at all, try running the Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter.
If all of the above is checked and executed, and the problem persists, you can try the solutions below.
Disable the graphics driver before updating
This is my personal experience fixing Windows 10 update 1803 stuck at 0% problem on one of my Alienware computers. I thought it would be helpful to list this as the main solution first. Anyway, you can always move on to the next solution if this solution doesn’t work for you.
This solution is specific for computers that have more than one graphics card, including laptops with a built-in video adapter (especially the Intel integrated graphics processing unit). The solution is to disable your main graphics card, for example your high-end Nvidia or AMD ATI graphics card, before applying update 1803. This solution has worked to solve the problem for many users who were in the same situation. Here we’ll explain to you how to do it.
Go to the start menu. I searched Device Manager and open it. On Display adapters , right-click on your main Nvidia or AMD graphics card. Please select Uninstall device to remove your controller. If you are running dual or multiple high-end graphics cards, uninstall all of them except the built-in video adapter. Restart your computer. Try the Windows 10 1803 update again and see if it will still get stuck at 0% or if it will fail this time.
After the update completes successfully, manually download and install your graphics driver again from your graphics card manufacturer’s websites. You can also update your graphics driver through the Device administrator . In Device Manager, expand Display adapters and right click on the unknown graphics card, usually with an exclamation point next to it. Then click Update driver to allow Windows 10 to automatically find and install the latest driver for your GC.
If this workaround doesn’t work to fix your Windows 10 Configuration Update 1803 stuck at 0% or slow issue, try the next solution.
Run the SFC and DISM repair tools
Lost or corrupted system files can cause Windows errors such as Windows 10 update 1803 stuck at 0% or slow issues. Running the System File Check (SFC) and Service Distribution and Image Management (DISM) tools can help resolve the error.
In Windows 10, go to the start menu. Look for the symbol of the system and then right-click to select Execute as an administrator . At the command prompt, enter the following commands followed by the key Intro after each command line.
sfc / scannow
Dism / En línea / Imagen de limpieza / RestoreHealth
It may take some time to complete each of the repair tools. Restart your computer when both commands have been run and completed. Try the Windows update again and see if the Windows 10 1803 update stuck or the problem was slowly resolved.
It is also useful to run chkdsk on your system disk where your Windows 10 is stored. This is to ensure that Windows 10 1803 update stuck at 0% problem is not caused by disk errors. Run the following command at the elevated command prompt (assuming C: drive is your Windows drive).
chkdsk C: / f
Upgrade to Windows 10 1803 with the Upgrade Assistant
When everything else fails to fix Windows 10 update 1803 stuck at 0% problem, you can try manually updating Windows 10 to version 1803 using Microsoft’s Update Assistant. Here we’ll explain to you how to do it.
Go to this page . On the download page for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, click the button Update now . Click on Run when your browser asks for permission to download the exe file.
When the update wizard opens, it will first scan your Windows 10 to find out what updates you need. When asked if you want to update to the latest version of Windows 10, click Update now . Then it will automatically update your Windows 10 to version 1803.
Alternatively, you can also manually download Windows 10 October 2018 ISO 1809 file or use the media creation tool from the download page mentioned above to update your Windows 10 PC to the latest update.