After Windows 10 version 1809 update Settings App not opening

Most of the Windows 10 users after installing the latest Windows 10 version 1809 update released by Microsoft facing issues with system crash, most of the application not working. The most common issue faced by most of the users is after Windows 10 version 1809 update settings app not opening. This issue has occurred after installing the update version 1809 released by Microsoft on 2nd of October, 2018. It’s revealed that most of the users who have installed the Windows 10 October update have has some of their files deleted. To overcome all the issues that was caused by update, Microsoft has initially paused Windows update version 1809 temporarily and then re-released another update on October 9th, 2018. After Windows 10 version 1809 update Settings App not opening, to overcome this issue you can download and install the Windows 10 re-released version 1809 available for download.

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So, users who have already installed the 2nd October update, they can search for the updates again in the computer and install the cumulative update called KB4464330.

Microsoft says, “Last week we paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigated isolated reports of users missing files after updating. Given the serious nature of any data loss, we took the added precaution of pulling all 1809 media across all channels, including Windows Server 2019 and IoT equivalents.  We intentionally start each feature update rollout slowly, closely monitoring feedback before offering the update more broadly.  In this case the update was only available to those who manually clicked on “check for updates” in Windows settings.  At just two days into the rollout when we paused, the number of customers taking the October 2018 Update was limited.  While the reports of actual data loss are few (one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs), any data loss is serious.

We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation.  Also, Microsoft Support and our retail stores customer service personnel are available at no charge to help customers. More details are available below.”

How to fix the issue with after Windows 10 version 1809 update settings App not opening?

Reinstall Windows apps

Reinstalling Windows modern apps may instantly resolve the settings apps issue. As it is almost equal to reinstalling any applications and it fixes the glitches to make settings app work as usual. To do that follow below.

  • Right click on task bar as shown in image below.

Settings App not opening

  • Click on File menu, select Create new task. Type as PowerShell, Make sure Create this task with administrative privileges is checked.

Settings App not opening

  • Copy the below code paste it on PowerShell prompt.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

As explained above, to overcome the issue with after Windows 10 version 1809 update settings app not opening, you need to install the latest updates in the computer. Using any of the below options, you can install Windows update version 1809 released by Microsoft on 9th of October, 2018 on your computer.

  1. Windows Update
  2. Media Creation Tool
  3. Windows Update Assistant

How to install Windows Update 1809 version from Windows Update?

  1. Press Windows + I to open Windows Settings App.
  2. Click on Update & Security, select Windows Update.
  3. Press on the Check for updates button.

Check for updates in Windows 10 How to install Windows 10 update version 1809

4.  Once the Windows 10 update version 1809 download, Windows will start installing it.

5.  Windows 10 update version 1809 is completed. You must restart the computer to apply new settings and updates. Click on Restart now.

Note: This may take several minutes, please be patience until it completes installing updates.

How to install the Windows 10 Update 1809 version using Media Creation Tool?

Unable to see Windows 10 update version 1809 on Windows Update? If this is the case, you can perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 10 with all the new features and improvements manually using the Media Creation Tool.

  1. Go to Windows 10 upgrade tool download page here.
  2. Click the Download tool now button.
  3. Double-click the MediaCreationTool1809.exe file to begin the upgrade process.
  4. Click the Accept button to agree to the Microsoft terms.
  5. Select the Upgrade this PC now option.

6. Click the Accept button one more time to agree to the notice and license terms.

7. Confirm that the Keep personal files and apps option is selected. (If the option isn’t selected, click the Change what to keep link to choose the correct option to keep your files, settings, and apps after the upgrade.)

8. Click the Install button.

After completing the steps, the Media Creation Tool will begin installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on your device keeping your settings, apps and data.

Problem while installing the new version, you should use the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable media, to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 with the new update.

How to install the Windows 10 Update1809 version with Update Assistant?

To upgrade your system to the latest version of Windows 10 using the Update Assistant, use these steps:

  1. Go to Windows Update Assistance download page here.
  2. Click the Update now button.
  3. Double-click the Windows10Upgrade file to start the tool.
  4. Click the Update Now button.
  5. After the tool confirm that your hardware is compatible, click the Next button.
  6. Click the Restart Now button.

Note: Once you have completed the steps, the Update Assistant tools will download the files to upgrade your devices without affecting your apps, files, or settings on a process that could take up to an hour depending on your hardware configuration and internet connection speed.


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