6 list the configuration options available for updating the os
Double-click Configure Automatic Updates in the list, select the Enabled radio button, and in the left-hand box select 2 - Notify for download and notify for install.Now click OK, and you'll be notified whenever there are updates - unfortunately, they'll be a daily irritation if you're using Windows Defender.It's important (and rather confusing) to note that the Ready to Install screen (pictured below) doesn't actually mention upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, or indeed, which version it will upgrade your system to at all.Instead it refers to whether it's the Home or Business version you're trying to install and as long as this is the version you're running, you can hopefully be rest assured the newest build will be installed.Next, open Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\Software Distribution, and delete its contents including any sub-folders.Now reboot, open Windows Update and click Check for updates.A "Disk Cleanup" app should appear before you in the search criteria field. Windows should scan your system for a while and then a box will pop up. You could be presented with a list of files to delete right away, one of which is “Previous Windows Installation(s)”, or if that option is not visible, you will need to select the “Clean up system files” option on the bottom left.Windows will do some more calculations and give you another a very similar looking box, this time with the option to delete ‘previous windows installation(s).
While you're here, all Windows 10 users might want to click Choose how updates are delivered, and ensure that Updates from more than one place is either off, or set to PCs on my local network.Check first that you've upgraded to the Windows 10 Fall update (see above, number 2).If you're still getting problems, download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, then reboot and try to update again.There is a workaround for users running Windows 10 Pro: from the Start Menu, search for 'gpedit' and run the Group Policy Editor.Expand Computer Configuration in the left-hand pane, and navigate to Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update.