Windows Update error 0xC19001e2 when installing Windows 10 Feature Update

Windows Update error 0xC19001e2

Windows 10 continues to periodically receive updates for the latest security patches and features. However, many people who are trying to install large feature updates report having encountered the 0xC19001e2 error code. The message for this error is MOSETUP_E_PREINSTALL_SCRIPT_FAILED. This error occurs when running a preinstall script fails or returns an error. Many users trying to update to a newer version of Windows 10 reported this error.

Error updating Windows 0xC19001e2

If you receive a 0xc19001e2 error while installing a feature upgrade under Windows 10, try these fixes:

  1. Reset the Windows Update components.
  2. Use the offline update installation file.
  3. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter.

1) Reset Windows Update Components

You must delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder and reset the Catroot2 folder to resolve your issues. They contain temporary system files that apply the updates to a computer. They include data that supports Windows updates as well as programs for installing new components.

2) Use the offline update installation file

When the built-in Windows Update utility does not work, you can try to install it with the help of the offline installation file. If you get this error when you install a minor cumulative update, you must obtain it from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

If you get this error while installing an update, download an offline ISO file and install it as you expect.

3) Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter or the Microsoft Windows Update Troubleshooting Utility to automatically detect and resolve conflicts with Windows updates.

I hope this helped you to correct this error.

PSIf you need more ideas, then this article titled Failure to install Windows Update will help you.

Ayush is a Windows enthusiast since the day he had his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since the first day and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He was testing preliminary services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia and Android devices.

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