Microsoft has put an immense amount of work into lớn making sure Windows 10 updates happen smoothly. But inevitably, there are a handful of users who experience difficulty during the nâng cấp. This is due to the millions of configurations that exist và the complexity of making a product like Windows 10 work on the vast majority of them.

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In this post, we’ll show you a few things to lớn vị before the Windows 10 update. Some of these are simple safeguards that everyone should vị. Others are more conservative sầu measures that might only be worth your time if your Windows 10 PC is mission-critical.

In this guide, we’ll walk through: backing up your data, creating recovery truyền thông, & disabling software và hardware that might interfere with the upgrade. Use this guide khổng lồ reference what you need khổng lồ vị to make sure the Windows 10 update goes off without a hitch.

Before You Begin: Am I Eligible to lớn Upgrade?

The lakiểm tra cumulative update for Windows 10 now advertises the Windows 10 update lớn users who might be interested in becoming early adopters. In Settings > Update và security > Windows Update, you’ll see a message that says, “Good news! The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is on its way. Want khổng lồ be one of the first to get it?” If you are excited lớn be ahy vọng the first, follow the “Yes, show me how” liên kết to lớn join the tăng cấp. If you don’t see the liên kết, make sure you have the lakiểm tra public updates installed already.


10. Skip “Get Important Updates”

Over the past few releases of Windows 10, the nâng cấp wizard can take its own sweet time to lớn start if you choose the option khổng lồ Get important updates. I recommend you choose Not right now. If you choose it và the setup appears to be taking ridiculously long khổng lồ move past this stage, cđại bại the thiết lập wizard and restart your machine.

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11. Switch lớn a Local User Account

Computers connected lớn a Windows Server Domain should either switch to lớn a local user account on the machine or leave sầu the domain before attempting thiết lập. See the section of the following article, Leave a Domain: How khổng lồ Join a Windows 10 PC to a Domain – longmon.vn

12. Run these Commands to lớn Resolve Any System Integrity Issues

The Deployment Image Servicing & Management (DISM) comm& is a handy diagnostic tool for resolving tệp tin integrity issues that might prevent a successful install. Users can run the following commands as part of their prep routine before initiating the upgrade.

Press Windows key + X, click Commvà Prompt (Admin), type each comm&, then hit Enter on your keyboard.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Another comm& you should run is the cleanup driver. Press Windows key + X, cliông chồng Comm& Prompt (Admin), then type the following commvà & hit Enter on your keyboard. Restart your computer when complete. This should help with the notorious failed or non-responsive installation during the driver migration.

rundll32.exe pháo pnpclean.dll,RunDLL_PnpClean /DRIVERS /MAXCLEAN


The point of this guide isn’t to lớn scare you into lớn avoiding a Windows 10 Creators Update tăng cấp. For most users, the upgrade can & will be successful without performing any of the steps above sầu. But for those who seem to have bad luông xã or can’t afford a failed tăng cấp, knowing common causes of upgrade issues can save you a lot of time and hassle.

With each new Windows revision, there will always be the unexpected, & it will be a learning experience in the process. You can kiểm tra out our handy Windows 10 article for more details about resolving some of the common install errors users are likely to lớn encounter. Our vibrant Windows 10 forum is also a great resource for finding solutions too.

Have you upgraded to lớn the lathử nghiệm Windows 10 Feature Update? How did it go? Let us know in the comments.