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Having trouble updating Windows 10? We have created a short list with some tips that can help you keep your system up to date

As much as updating the Windows 10 it is often an automatic task, some people may be experiencing difficulties in this process. Since the launch of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft has been making numerous updates to improve the user experience over the years, and in 2020 this could not be different, as the company released the May update for its operating system. However, this improvement may need a “little push” to work.

Creating a restore point

First of all, it is highly recommended that you create a system restore point, that is, a way to go back if there is any problem when updating the system. Windows 10. To do this, just follow a few simple steps.

  1. In the search menu of your taskbar, type “Create restore point” and open this configuration;
Creating a restore point can save us a lot of time if something goes wrong in the future.

2. In the window that opens, click on the “Create” button.

In the system properties window, click

3. Then enter a name that you can remember, something like “Before updating”, so that in the future you can identify the point. Confirm the action and wait for the process to finish.

Another tab will appear, and it is important that you give a suggestive name to remember in the future, as

4. A message appears talking about the successful creation of the point. You can now close the window.

Using the Update Wizard and disconnecting from the internet

One of the ways to update Windows 10 in a more manual way, and for that, we will use the Windows Media Create Tool, a software that in addition to installing Windows, can also update it and is found on the company's official page.

  1. First, download the Media Create Tool by clicking on the second button on the page, “Download the tool now”;
  2. Run the program and give the system permission. Expect to upload and accept the license terms;
  3. Select the option "Update this computer now" and click next;
When you open the Media Create Tool, accept the license terms and select the option to update your computer.

4. The software will start to download the update. At that point, when the application finishes the download, disconnect from the Internet, and again accept the license terms;

When the application finishes downloading, disconnect from the internet, accept the other terms and continue the installation.

5. Wait for the operation to finish and your computer should restart automatically.

Another way to update Windows 10 manually by itself Update Wizard.

  1. Download of the application by clicking on the first option on the site, “Update now”;
  2. Open the program and accept the installation options. Then, wait for the installation to complete and restart your computer.

Updating drivers

In the computer world, things don't always happen as accurately as possible, and sometimes not updating our drivers can complicate our lives a little. Therefore, if you are unable to update the Windows 10, try updating your drivers, such as your video card, audio system and Bluetooth.

  1. To do this, in the taskbar search tab, type “Device Manager“;
  2. Then, look for any drivers you have installed on your computer, such as those mentioned above. It is important to note that the drivers have unique characteristics and are distributed by the most diverse manufacturers, therefore, the possibility of those shown in the article are not similar to yours is extremely high.
  3. Select the desired one and with the right mouse button, click on “Update Drive” and in the option “Search automatically”. From there, accept the installation permissions and restart your device.
In the Device Manager, right click on the desired drive and update it.

Disabling core isolation

Since the update was released by Microsoft, many users reported other difficulties in updating the Windows 10, and one of them was related to the core insulation function. This tool was designed to prevent attacks and malware in your operating system, however, in addition to protecting your computer, it is also one of the causes of update failures.

It is very important to note that, this functionality must be compatible with your processor, and for that you should check on the official page of your model if virtualization technology is supported. Intel VT-x (Intel Virtualization Technolgy) or AMD-V (AMD Virtualization). That done, access the BIOS of the system, which also varies according to your motherboard, so look for the corresponding shortcut keys on the manufacturer's website.

  1. Turn the computer off and on again, pressing the BIOS key immediately, in the case of AsRock H110M-CS, F2 or Del;
  2. With the panel open, select the advanced options and look for CPU Configuration;
In the bios, go to the advanced options and look for CPU Configuration.

3. Find the Intel Virtualization Technology or AMD Virtualization option and activate it;

Find the AMD Virtualization or Intel Virtualization option and activate it.

4. Save the procedures and turn on your computer again.

Now we are one step closer to updating Windows 10. But we still need to disable core isolation.

  1. Type "Windows Security" in the search bar and open the first option;

2. In the sidebar, select "Device security" and click "core insulation details";

In the sidebar, go to
  1. Deselect the option “memory integrity”.
Leave the option

Now you can try to update Windows 10 again.

Remove programs

Sometimes we install some programs that change the look of our operating system, such as dynamic themes, different search bars, etc. The problem is that these applications also need updates, and often do not come across when upgrading Windows 10. So, if you use programs like Rainmeter, RainWallpaper or Nexus, it may be interesting to choose to uninstall it before upgrading. To uninstall a program, just follow the same steps as the tip below, but of course, choosing the application you want to remove.

Uninstall One drive

THE One Drive, Microsoft's cloud storage service, has proven to be an extremely versatile application when saving your files, and during the installation of Windows, we have the option of installing it together with the operating system or not. If you have chosen this, this application may be one of the vectors of failure when it comes to updating Windows 10. It is very easy to perform its uninstallation.

  1. Type "Control Panel" in the search bar and look for the "Uninstall a program" tab;
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2. Look for Microsoft One Drive in the scroll bar, click on it and the uninstall button;

Choose Microsoft One Drive and select the option

3. Accept the requested permissions and that's it.

Restoring the PC

In case you are unlucky and none of these steps really managed to solve your problems to update Windows 10, we arrived at that most extreme option: system restoration. Interestingly many people have some fear or difficulty when it comes to resetting their computer to factory settings, but the process is much simpler than it appears to be.

Before we begin, it is important to note that this option will erase everything your computer. So save those files that are essential for your use and let's get started.

  1. Type "Update" in the search bar and click the option "Check for updates";
In the search bar, look for the option

2. In the window that opens, look for "Recovery" in the left bar. Click on the “Start Now” button;

In the window that opens, look for

3. Click “Remove All”, wait for the Windows installation to begin and you're done. From there, just fill in the necessary data during the process.

A small tab will appear, and you should choose to

See, for some more mistakes can hinder you to update Windows 10, it is not difficult to get around these problems finally being able to use the May update from Microsoft. For more tips like this, stay tuned on Showmetech.