Can't update Windows 10 1803


  1. Posts : 206
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can't update Windows 10 1803


    I have an older laptop that I use only once a month at most. I thought I'd updated it to either 1903 or 1909 this past summer but maybe I'm mistaken as it says it is now sitting at 1803. I went to Settings/Updates and it says "Error encountered. Last checked 2019-05-21. Your device is missing important security and quality fixes".

    I tried looking for updates but that failed with error code 0x8008008.

    I have no idea what to do about that. Can someone suggest a solution?

    Also, to what level should I update it at this point?
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  2. Posts : 25,070
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Try running the Windows Update troubleshooter. You'll find it in Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
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  3. Posts : 206
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I followed your advice, Bree, and the troubleshooter advised me to reboot. I did that and after the reboot, Windows Update was error free. I was still at 1803 but this time it found some updates. I installed them, checked again, found more updates, installed them, rinse and repeat a few times. Now, it's found the update for 1903 and is starting to download it. It looks like I'm out of the weeds now. Thanks for your help!
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    dalchina said:
    That depends. The current latest build is 1903. 1909 (a CU not a feature update this time) is expected 'soon'.
    It seems your PC may not have been offered 1809 or 1903 - if that's so, it might not be compatible.
    Thank you for answering the other part of my original question. (I hadn't seen your answer before essentially re-asking it below.) At least I know what all of the later versions are now. I thought Windows might be on an update with a number greater than 1909 by now....
    Last edited by RhinoCan; 13 Oct 2019 at 10:07. Reason: correct information
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  4. Posts : 13,957
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #4

    Follow this tutorial to use the Update Assistant to perform the update: Download Windows 10

    If you have problems with that, click on the 2nd choice, Download tool now to get the Media Creation Tool, follow directions.
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  5. Posts : 25,070
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    RhinoCan said:
    ...the troubleshooter advised me to reboot. I did that and after the reboot, Windows Update was error free. I was still at 1803 but this time it found some updates. I installed them, checked again, found more updates, installed them, rinse and repeat a few times. Now, it's found the update for 1903 and is starting to download it. It looks like I'm out of the weeds now. Thanks for your help!...
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  6. Posts : 7,126
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    I just upgraded an old 2006 PC to v1903 yesterday. The PC hadn't been used for a while and had to plough through all the updates for v1809 before the v1903 update was offered via Windows Update
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