Feature Update To Windows 10 Version 1903 Failed To Install

If you’ve recently decided to install the May 2019 feature update to Windows 10 entitled version 1903 and are facing issues with the install, this article will go through some of the steps you can take to ensure a smooth installation of the update on your Windows 10 device with details on some of the common and probable reasons for the errors you may be facing. Read on!


The Feature Update Package

The Feature Update for Windows 10 version 1903 brings performance and security improvements to the operating system while delivering some new UI tweaks and enhancements. It builds on the previous version while smoothing out bugs and incorporating new UI elements for more engaging user experience and convenience.

As the update’s size is relatively large, some computers may face an issue with the available memory or system specifications. This might be the only reason why you are unable to install the update. Use the checklist below to find if your system is compatible with the update based on the necessary specs mentioned below.

  • Processor: 1GHz or faster CPU or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Memory (RAM): 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit
  • Free Storage Space: 32GB for 64-bit or 32-bit
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800×600 (minimum)

If your system checks out for these specs, you can check if a few necessary system settings are correctly adjusted.

This includes setting the TIME, DATE, AND REGION, to the correct values from the settings app.

Once these pre-requisite checks are completed, we can move forward with resolving the update error.



Common Feature Update Errors

There are two common errors associated with the installation of this Feature update.

They are:

  • error 0x80d02002 – Update stuck at X percent.
  • error 0x80080008 – Update finishes and system reboots but fails to install.

Methods to resolve these errors are mentioned below.

To fix Feature Update To Windows 10 Version 1903 Failed To Install follow these steps

Method 1: The Standard Fix

According to the official Windows 10 help forums, the best way to resolve any issues with the update is to install it directly as an ISO file downloaded from the Windows website for your specific device.

The best way to do that is to head over to the Windows 10 downloads page [here] and download the update package using the Media Creation Tool.

The website will provide you with prompts to guide you through the package creation and installation process, and the complete update should proceed smoothly.

If you still face errors after this step, you can try some of the methods mentioned below.



Method 2: Windows Update Troubleshoot

The first thing you need to check if you are continuously running into errors is the Windows 10 operating system’s update machinery.

Windows 10 comes with a specific set of software parameters designed explicitly for incorporating and applying updates. If there are any issues with this part of the software, there can be errors while installing updates for now and the future.



The best way to check for errors in the Windows Update software is to run the in-built Troubleshooting program. To do this, you must:

  • Open Settings
  • Go To Update and Security
  • Go to the “Troubleshoot” tab
  • Select Windows Update and click “Run the Troubleshooter.”

This will begin the error checking process, which will check the Windows Update package’s files and resolve any issues that may have arisen.

After this process is complete, you can try to install the update either from the package you created or from the settings panel.

If the update installs successfully, then you are good to go. Otherwise, you can go through some of the steps below to further check and resolve any issues with your Windows 10 device.



Methods 3: Reset Windows Update Components

Suppose the troubleshooter was unable to resolve the issues, and the installation of the update package still fails. In that case, you can try to reset the entire Windows Update Components packages using a few simple commands.

These are endorsed by the Official Windows 10 help forums and community.

To reset the Windows Update components, follow the steps below (taken from here):

  • Press Windows Key + X
  • Select “Windows Powershell (Admin)”

Type the following one by one and press enter after each line:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

This process will reset the Windows Update Components. You can now try to reinstall the update package. If the update still fails, try the steps mentioned below.



Method 4: Update Drivers and Run System File Checker

Sometimes, the issue can exist within your existing system files, which may have been lost or corrupted. This includes program files that are necessary for the update package to install successfully, or the drivers installed on your device might be out of date.



To check the drivers, you can update them using the Device Manager. To do that, you must:

  • Right Click on “My PC”
  • Select “Properties”
  • Select “Device Manager”
  • Locate “Audio Inputs and Outputs”
  • Select the Device mentioned in the Tab.
  • Right-Click and Select “Update Driver”

Windows 10 will search for the latest version of the driver and automatically install it into the system.

You must follow the same steps for

  • Display Adapters
  • Network Adapters



To run the system file checker, you must follow the simple steps mentioned below:

  • Press Windows Key + X
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Type sfc /scannow and press Enter

This will initiate the system file-checking process, which will resolve any issues within the Windows 10 device’s file system.

After the process is completed, you can retry installing the update package.




If one of the methods mentioned above fixed the issue, please leave a comment and tell us which one worked best. If the problem continues, you might need to reset your PC or have the Windows 10 operating system reinstalled on your device. For these steps, you should seek help from a professional and remember to Backup your important files before installing the operating system again or resetting your PC. We hope that the article was reasonably detailed and that your issue was resolved successfully.