Fix: Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues [1909]

Solutions to Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues such as Windows Update Error, High CPU Usage, Freezing while waking up from sleep, Bluetooth, and WiFi problems.

Windows 10 November 2019 Update has been rolled out by Microsoft but the release causes a number of bugs and issues. Users are reporting on different forums about the errors they encountered after and during the updates. The problems include Windows update error, Network, Bluetooth, high CPU usage, Freezes while waking up from sleep, and more.

You can apply the solutions here confidently if you have encountered any mess up after upgrading to Windows 10 1909.

Solutions to Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues

Here is how to fix Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues –

1] Windows Update Error

a. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows 10 1909 causes Windows update error 0x800f0988, 0x800f081f, 0xc1900223, 0x80070002 and some other as many users report. The latest version might not be installed because of the stop codes. Windows Update Troubleshooter is the most convenient tool to fix these bugs which appear during receiving the  November 2019 Update. Here is how you could run the tool –

  • Press Win+I and then select Update & Security from the main interface of Windows Settings.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues
  • Click on Troubleshoot from the left pane on the next page.
  • Navigate the right and look for Windows Update on the list.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues troubleshoot windows update
  • Click on the same and then choose Run the troubleshooter on the extended tray.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs Windows update troubleshooter
  • Wait a little time for the tool to scan and show any suggestions. Select Apply this fix in case the troubleshooter prompts.

b. Reset Windows update component

Many times broken Windows update components may throw errors during getting the latest version. The similar situation occurs in your device means it needs to reset them via command prompt –

  • Press Win icon from taskbar and type cmd.exe.
  • Click on Run as administrator from the right flyout of the Search preview.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues - cmd.exe in search box
  • Select Yes from UAC dialog box.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs uac
  • Once Command prompt appears, paste the following commands one after another hit enter each time.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Reset windows update component command in cmd
  • The actions will stop the services highly connected with the Windows update process.
  • Now copy-paste the below written command and press enter key one after another –
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • Finally, start the services again using the following commands
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
  • Go to Settings > Update & Security > and Check for updates.

c. Use System File Checker (SFC /Scannow)

SFC is all-in-one utility that often comes into use when you get stuck anywhere on Windows. So run the command line to repair or restore the corrupted or missing file during update using the following guidelines –

  • Again launch Command prompt having administrative privileges as stated in just previous method.
  • Type SFC /SCANNOW and press enter.
sfc scannow command in cmd
  • Reboot the system after the tool finished the execution (may take 10-15 minutes).

If some other Windows update error occurs go the related article from the following list –

1] Fix: “Windows Update Error 0x8024500c” in Windows 10
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8] Fix Windows Update Errors Using Walk-Through do Guide by Microsoft Windows 10
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14] Fix: 0x80070bc2 Update Error in Windows 10
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2] High CPU Usage

Windows 10 November update version 1909 might cause high CPU usage on some devices. Same is the case with you then follow the instructions to deal with –

a. Quick Solution

  • Press the combination of Ctrl+Shift+Esc and click on More details from the tool’s interface.
more details on task manager
  • Once Task Manager is in full view, go to CPU column and locate the process that is showing high usage.
high cpu usage Windows 10 november 2019 update 1909
  • After you have detected correctly, right click on the process (from 1st column) and select End task from the list of options.
end task task manager high cpu usage

b. Permanent Solution

Most of the cases indicate that high CPU usage is caused by 3rd party applications or antimalware. So uninstall them on your earliest priority if you occupied these types of software from outside sources.

Apps option in Settings interface
  • Shift yourself to the right side on the next page and find the 3rd party apps installed on the device.
  • Click on the same and select Uninstall.
uninstall application windows 10 1909
  • Follow the instructions appearing on the wizard shown and pursue till the end.

c. Scan with Windows defender to wipe out malware

Malware or virus is the primary reason for High CPU usage on Windows 10 November 2019 update version 1909. So perform a full scan with the built-in security application Windows defender to wipe out them from the system.

  • Click on Search icon from the Taskbar, type security and hit Enter.
security in search box
  • Look for Virus & Threat protection and make sure this is showing No action needed. Click on this option.
  • Choose Scan options.
Fix Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs and Issues [1909]
  • Now select the radio button for Full scan.
  • Click on Scan now button.
Windows 10 November 2019 Update Bugs Issues
  • Scanning procedure will take a good extent of time so take a cup of coffee.
  • If malware is found then click on Clean threats.
  • On the upcoming page, select Remove and then Start.

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3] Windows 10 November 2019 update Freezes while waking up from sleep

a. Disable Power management setting

One of the most annoying issues Windows 10 November 2019 Update gets is freezing while returning from sleep. Steps you should follow to fix this problem –

  • Right click on the Start icon from the left end of Taskbar and select Device Manager.
  • Search Intel Management Engine Interface in the Devices list. Right click on the same and choose Properties.
  • Go to Power Management tab.
  • Remove the checkmark from the box saying “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
  • Click on OK.

b. Disable applications at Startup

  • Open Task Manager and switch to Startup tab.
  • Make right-click on each item here and choose Disable every time.

4] Windows 10 November 2019 WiFi Issue

As many users report Windows 10 November 2019 v1909 causes WiFi issues on their computers. The mess is also included in the official list of Known issues by Microsoft with a workaround. They say further that the loss of Wi-Fi connectivity occurs due to an outdated Qualcomm driver. Let’s see how should you proceed to fix the WiFi not working properly –

  • Manually, navigate to the manufacturer website of your device and look for the WiFi or Network adapter driver software.
  • Download the correct software and install it.

Remember that Microsoft suggests the driver’s installation before updating to Windows 1909. And also, don’t give an attempt to update the driver from device manager or Windows update. This will not provide your relief from Windows 10 November 2019 WiFi Issue.

If you encounter another issue with WiFi then follow the fixes –

1] Fix WiFi Missing from Network & Internet Settings in Windows 10
2] How to Fix WiFi Missing or Not Working in Windows 10
3] Solve WiFi Gets Disconnected after Waking from Sleep on Windows 10/8
4] Fix: Can’t Use WiFi When Ethernet is Connected in Windows 10 1803, 1709
5] Jugaad: When WiFi Would Not Work on Windows 10

5] Windows 10 November 2019 Bluetooth Issue

Windows 10 November 2019 leads to Bluetooth issues for a number of users. The main reason behind this bug is a compatibility problem with some driver versions for Bluetooth radios developed by Realtek. The same error also occurs on Windows 10 1903. Solve this via underneath method –

  • Go to the Manufacturer (OEM) website and locate your device drivers’ page.
  • Download the Bluetooth radios driver (most recent version).
  • Install the same.

Important – You must not update the driver from either device manager or Windows update. And install the same before upgrading the machine to Windows 10 November 2019.

If you confront with another Bluetooth issue follow the fixes –

1] Windows 10: Bluetooth Missing Send A File, Receive A File Menus
2] How to Fix Bluetooth Refuses to Turn Off in Windows 10
3] How to Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Crashed Microsoft Store

Some users report that Windows 10 November 2019 Update has completely broken the Microsoft store. They cannot open the Windows Store and download anything even reset (WSReset.exe) doesn’t work to fix the bug. Follow the steps to fix:

icacls windowsapps /grant administrators:F /T

  • Check if you have got Successfully processed as a result.
fix Crashed Microsoft Store in Windows 10 November 2019 update

Hopefully, you will be able to open the Microsoft Store and download the applications and games.

File Explorer issues

Windows 10 1909 File Explorer issues are unexpected for users. However, you could try the following solutions in this case whether the app is hanging or search box is not responding –

Restart Explorer.exe

  • Go to Taskbar (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and look for Windows Explorer in the Processes column.
  • Once found, right click on the same and select End task.

Check for the file explorer error if gets is settled and when not, restart the computer.


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