Windows April 2018 Update Common Issues and Fixes

Windows has rolled out a new feature update for its Windows 10 operating system – Version 1803. It is free for users to download and is the fifth major update since the release of the operating system. Version 1803 is the first of the two major updates expected to release this year. The update brings new features and improvements to security, productivity, and performance.

However, unlike other updates, this update is having complications, which can create compatibility issues and bugs in the Windows 10 operating system that may even lead to the loss of data.

We have listed some of the most common Windows update issues and their fixes in this blog post.

1.  Windows 10 April Update Wiping All Desktop Data

The Windows 10 April Update is causing challenge for users who lost all data on the desktop after pressing OK on the Update prompt. Though a dangerous habit, most of us store a ton of personal data on the desktop. If you are a victim of such a scenario, do not worry, you can recover your entire desktop’s data with the help of Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows. You can use the software to recover your lost data in few simple steps.

2. Difficulty Installing the April Update

Shortly after the release of the new version, a small number of Dell Alienware users were facing problem installing the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system. There can be several reasons prohibiting your system from installing the update, and the solution to each problem may vary, but the best way to resolve this error is by using the Windows Update troubleshooter tool.

Follow the below steps to fix the problem:

  • Go to settings.
  • Select Update & Security.
  • Click on Troubleshoot.
  • Under ‘Get up and running’ select Windows Update.
  • Click on Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Select Apply the fix and continue the on-screen instructions.
  • Restart the computer.

After this step, go to Windows Update and Check for Updates to see if it installs successfully.

3. Unexpected Error While Downloading Installation Files

The error code 0x80190001 usually appears when the system fails to install an update using the Windows Update. This error can be resolved using Disk Cleanup by removing temporary installation files.

Follow the below steps to perform Disk Cleanup:

  • Open Cortana and search for cleanmgr.
  • Select C drive and click Ok.
  • Click on Clean Up system files.
  • Press Ok.
  • Select Temporary Windows installation files and click Ok.
  • Click on the Delete Files button.

After the process completes, go to Windows Update and check for updates.

Some users may lose files and folders due to accidental deletion during the cleanup process, software incompatibility, or malware infection. Do not panic in such a case; you can always use a data recovery software to recover your lost data. Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows is a highly reliable and a perfect tool for situations like this. You can use the tool to recover lost, deleted, or corrupt data.

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4. Windows Update error 0x800F0922

This error message can indicate two things – either you are unable to connect to the Microsoft’s update server or your System Reserved Partition does not have enough memory space.

To resolve this issue, try the below methods:

a. Resize System Reserved Partition

It is very rare that the System Reserved Partition will be smaller than the required size; however, sometimes third-party security software may save data on the partition, which may cause the installation to fail due to less space.

Ideally, the System Reserved Partition should be larger than 499MB. Follow the below steps to check the space on your System Reserved Partition:

  • Press Windows+R and type diskmgmt.msc
  • Look for the partition named System Reserved and Right-click on it.
  • Go to properties and check the size.

Once confirmed that the partition is healthy, you can proceed towards the second method.

b. Disconnect VPN

VPNs can also cause an error while trying to install the April update. Disconnect the VPN and try installing the update.

c. Perform a Clean Install

Performing a clean install of Windows can fix several problems with the OS and partition. However, we highly recommend that you take a backup before proceeding towards a clean install.

5. File Explorer Crashing on Windows 10 after April Update

Ever since the last feature update, several users are experiencing a constant crash of the file explorer (explorer.exe). It is believed that the crash is due to the new Timeline feature introduced with the update. The new feature allows you to resume tasks from the past.

Some of the experts claim that your File Explorer will stop crashing if you disable Timeline through the below steps.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on Privacy.
  • Click on “Activity history”.
  • Uncheck the option “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud”.

After completing these steps, your File Explorer should stop crashing.


Data loss is a common concern due to the importance it holds in our everyday lives, be it personal data or professional. Therefore, securing your data must be your first priority and before attempting any new software update, you must be careful as software updates sometimes cause compatibility issue with the operating system and can lead to data loss.

We have used this post to help you recover your lost data caused due to the Windows 10 April Update. The blog also addresses some other most common issues experienced by users due to the update. If you happen to lose data due to the latest feature update in Windows 10, use Stellar Data Recovery Professional for Windows to recover the lost data. This software is highly effective against all known data loss scenarios.

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