Issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade

Windows 10 Anniversary update will automatically download and install for compatible PCs. With this update, plenty of new features and improvements were immediately accessible to its 350 million active devices running the platform.

However, some users have been experiencing various kinds of problems before, during and sometimes even after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is installed on their computer. Let’s take a look at various Windows 10 anniversary update problems and learn how to fix them.

Most common Windows 10 Anniversary Update issues

Freezing of PCs, followed by error codes such as 0xa0000400, 0x80070057, 0x80004005, PC hangs on the restart, upgrade process simply freezes, displays a blue window, to name a few. To avoid such situations, simply roll back to previous version. Microsoft made matters worse with regards to rolling back policy. Before, Microsoft gave 30 days to roll back to the previous build of operating system who have upgraded to Windows 10. But, now users are given only 10 days to reverse the process. Unfortunately, if the installation fails or you come across any errors, roll back as early as possible.

Steps to roll back to previous version of Windows 10

1. Hold the Shift key down while you choose power to restart your system and choose Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings- > Restart

2. After your computer restarts, press F4 to start your system in Safe Mode

3. Open the Settings

4. Click on Updates & Security option, then click the Recovery tab

5. Under Go back to an earlier build, click Get started icon and follow the onscreen instructions

Learn how to fix failed Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you have installed the Anniversary update and out of grace period, you can use the following solutions to fix the issues:

Solution 1: Run Microsoft’s Troubleshooter

  • In the search box, enter Troubleshooting and choose the first result
  • Click on View all option and select Windows Update
  • Run the troubleshooter

Solution 2: Disable your antivirus software

Many errors you receive while upgrading Windows is due to user’s antivirus tool. To avoid such errors, simply disable your antivirus program before installing the Anniversary update. If you are using Windows Defender, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings and select Real-time protection
  • Click on Turn off button

Solution 3: Delete the content from the downloaded Anniversary update folder

  • Go to this path-“C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  • Erase everything from the folder but do not delete the folder itself
  • Restart your PC and download the Anniversary Update again

In case, if you end up losing data while trying to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update, then make use of Remo Recover tool. It will help you to perform data recovery on Windows 10 Anniversary Edition with utmost ease.