Microsoft recently pushed out a build number update for Windows 10, specifically build 15019. However, some users are reporting that it seems stuck at “Initializing Updates.” This issue is causing problems for those trying to install Windows 10 on new computers, as well as those who want to upgrade existing devices. Microsoft is aware of the issue, and says there is no workaround yet. You can read more about the problem here.
Method 1: Pursue a Clean Boot
Reboot your PC. This is one of the most common troubleshooting steps recommended by tech support people, and it works 99% of the time. If you don’t see the problem immediately, reboot again. If that doesn’t help, do it again. And again.
If you’re still having trouble, there are some other things you can try.
Method 2: Reset Your Network Settings
Resetting your network settings might fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues. To reset your router, go into the admin section, find the option to “reset,” and select “yes.”
Method 3: Restart Your Computer
Restarting your computer is another tried-and-true method of fixing many different kinds of problems. Just restart your computer, and it’ll start working again.
Method 4: Reinstall Windows 10
Method 2: Find a workaround to the error
If you are experiencing problems updating Windows 10, there are several methods you can use to try and resolve it. Microsoft suggests restarting the PC and waiting for the update to complete. If that doesn’t work, you can follow one of these steps.
1. Check Your Internet Connection
Check your internet connection first. Make sure you’re able to connect to the internet.
2. Use Another Method to Update Windows 10
You can download the latest version of Windows 10 directly from Microsoft itself. Click here to go straight to the downloads section.
3. Try Reinstalling Windows 10
This method may seem like overkill, but sometimes reinstalling Windows 10 fixes issues with updates. To do this, open the Start menu and type “reinstall.” Select the option to start the installation process.
Method 3: Reset WinRm Service
To reset WinRM service, you must run it under administrative privileges. You can do this by opening a PowerShell command window as administrator. Then type “PowerShell”. A black box appears on screen. Type “powershell -command “. Press Enter key. After few seconds, a PowerShell prompt appears. Now type “winrm quickconfig /reset”, press enter. This will restart the winrm service. If you are getting error like “The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.” then try following steps.
1. Open a PowerShell command window as Adminstrator.
2. Type ‘power shell’ and press Enter.
3. Type ‘winrm quickconfig /delete’, and press Enter.
4. Type ‘winrm qc /all’.
5. Type ‘winrm set wmsvc/localhost –authbasic *’, and press Enter. You will see the following output.
6. Type ‘winrm delete wmsvc/localhost’, and press Enter. This deletes the configuration file.
Other improvements, changes, and fixes for PC
Microsoft Edge now supports extensions, allowing third-party developers to build tools that add features like spell checking, image editing, and more. You can download extensions directly from Microsoft Store, or install them via the web. There are over 2 million extensions available today, including ones that make it easy to access popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.
We’re also continuing to improve Windows 10 Mobile, adding support for Android apps and improving how you interact with notifications. And we’ve added some great new features to Windows Hello, such as Face Matching, which allows you to unlock your device just by looking at it.
There are many more things happening across our devices, apps, and services. Check out the rest of our blog post to learn about everything else coming soon.
Problems that are known to affect the PC
The following known issues are listed for this release:
Extensions won’t work in this version of Chrome OS.
Some captive portal WiFi connections may not connect correctly during out of box experience.
Some Tencent apps and games may crash or work incorrectly.
Please refer to our support site for further information about how to resolve these issues.
Gaming is a problem
Certain games may crash or freeze while being opened. This could happen because of a problem with your internet connection or a virus. If you experience this issue, try restarting your device. You can also switch to another game.
When broadcasting, the green light flash if there is an error while broadcasting. This happens when the camera does not work properly. Try switching to another camera. You can also check whether your microphone is working correctly.
Some people may see the green lights flashing when broadcasting. This usually occurs when there are too many people in one room. Make sure there is enough space in the room where you are broadcasting.
What’s new at Build 15019?
As part of Windows and Xbox Insiders programs, Microsoft rolls out several new features every month. In addition to the new build update, there are more changes coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One. Here’s what’s new.
Gaming Features:For Windows Insiders, we’ve built a new feature called “Game Streaming,” which allows you to broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch or Mixer without having to download files. You’ll see the option in the Game bar.
This is just one example of how we’re enabling developers to bring games to life even better. We’re also making it easier for people to play together across devices. With our latest improvements to Cortana, you can now ask her to find a game based on the type of game you want to play. If she knows about a game, she’ll suggest playing together, or tell you where to find it. And if you prefer to play solo, she’ll still help you find something fun to do.
Xbox Live:We’re also continuing to improve Xbox Live, including adding support for voice chat in Skype for Business meetings.
Here’s a quick look at some of the other things included in this build:
Windows Store:You can now pin apps to Start and jump straight into them.
Microsoft Edge:Inline PDF viewing lets you open a document without downloading it.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
How do you set up a restart to allow Windows 10 to finish?
To finish an update, you need to restart your computer. But you might not want to do this right away if you’re at work. You can set up a restart for a time that works for you.
Step 1: Click Start, then Settings, then Update & Security, and finally Windows Update.
Step 2: Click Schedule the restart, and then restart your computer at a good time.
What do you do if Windows 10 doesn’t have enough disk space?
Likewise, you can delete files that you don’t need to use anymore and uninstall unnecessary apps from your device to release more space.