Fix error code 0x80190001 during Windows 10 Update or Setup

When installing a Feature Update in Windows 10, if you receive an error code 0x80190001, it means that there is some problem with the installation files. Either they are corrupt, or some files failed to download. It could be a driver issue too. The error message associated with these message says either Something went wrong or An unexpected error was encountered while attempting to download files required for the upgrade. In this guide, we will share how you can fix Error Code 0x80190001.


Fix Error Code 0x80190001

Before you begin, ensure that your Internet connection is working. If need be, run the Network Troubleshooters.

1] Clean Up Temporary and Junk Files

Windows 10 comes with Storage Sense feature which can either automatically clean all the temporary files from your computer or you can do it manually.

When you run it manually, it will scan through the storage and offer you a list of files which you can delete. However, make sure to check folders like download where you keep downloading files. This will make sure you are not deleting important files.

2] Delete Files from Software Distribution Folder

Follow this procedure to clear the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder. Once done try to install the Update again.

3] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Run this inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix most common Update problems on Windows 10. It will clear the Windows Update related temporary files, clear the contents of the Software Distribution folder, repair and reset Windows Update components, check the status of Windows Update-related Services, check for pending updates and more.

4] Disable Antivirus during Setup

This error code has been marked to be often triggered by external tools. It is possible that your files are just fine, and its the Antivirus which is the cause. You can disable the Anti-Virus and Security software whenever an update is not going smoothly.  You can either disable such software or completely uninstall them till you fix the Update issues.

5] Use Media Creation Tool or ISO

If this does not help, we suggest you to use the Media Creation Tool or Windows 10 ISO to install the feature update.

All the best!

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

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