In rare cases, Windows 10 version 1809 install could fail if developer mode is enabled


A few new bugs have been discovered in Windows 10 version 1809
after its re-release and while most of the issues are not
Microsoft has temporarily blocked the update on some

Microsoft is promising to be more transparent about the issues
and the company updates its Windows Update history page
whenever a new or widespread bug is covered. Recently, the
company acknowledged a bug caused by bad Intel drivers and

compatibility issues with iCloud software.

According to reports, in some
rare cases, Windows 10 October 2018 Update may fail to install
if you’ve developer mode turned on and you force the update

We have come across some reports claiming that Windows 10
October 2018 Update installation failed and the system started
undoing changes (rolling back) to the previous version of the
operating system.

In a post on Microsoft
Answers forum, a user has revealed that when they used
Windows 10 Update Assistant tool, the update downloaded
normally but in the update bar screen, at 16% the installation
process failed and the system rebooted to undo the

“I then restart as instructed and the update progress bar
reaches 16%, it then reboots and goes to ‘Undoing Changes’,
reboots again and I’m back on 1803, update failed, no error
message or anything,” the user explains.

Microsoft Answer forum’s Independent Advisor Sumit says that
turning off the developer mode from the Settings app will
address the problem. “I have seen two cases similar to
this(error code) so I believe this has something to with
Developer mode. Let us see if it works for you,” he wrote.

Developer settings

After disabling developer mode, the users were able to install
the October 2018 Update without any issues. “Yes you’re right,
Developer Mode was the problem blocking the update. Fixed
it by going to Settings – Apps & Features – Manage optional
features and uninstalling Windows Developer Mode. Update 1809
worked flawlessly after that,” the original poster confirmed
that temporary turning off developer mode before the update
addresses this problem.

The users have also documented the problem on Twitter and
judging from the number reports, there are few rare cases where
Windows 10 October 2018 Update installation will fail when
developer mode is enabled.

If you’ve developer mode enabled on your PC, you can disable it
before forcing the update on your PC and turn it on again after
the installation process finishes.

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