Windows April 2018 Update Fails: We couldn’t update the system reserved partition
“We couldn’t update the system reserved partition” is an error we’re seeing frequently when people try to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The System Reserved Partition (SRP) is nothing mysterious. It’s a small space that Windows reserves on your hard drive so it can store boot information for Windows 10. Some security apps and Windows itself may write to the System Reserved Partition (SRP) and consequently all the reserved space is filled. Microsoft should have already found a way to automatically increase the size of the SRP when doing a major version update, but so far they have not… leaving many people dealing with the “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition” error. This prevents them from updating to the newest version of Windows 10, until the error can be fixed.
If you get the error “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition” when trying to install Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Windows 10 version 1803), the first thing you’re probably going to do is search for a solution. But you’ll find the solution is complicated and includes a great risk potential for harming your computer if you don’t precisely and exactly follow the instructions provided by Microsoft (and other sites) for fixing this error.
Luckily, we’ve found an easier solution from a company called EaseUs. EaseUs has been around a long time and enjoys a good reputation. EaseUS makes some excellent free drive partitioning software that’s fairly easy to use. EaseUs provides a much simpler solution to the “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition” error, than Microsoft does.
So, if you’re one of those who are getting the “We couldn’t update the system reserved partition” error when trying to install the April 2018 Update, visit this EaseUs page for an easier way to fix this problem.
Please let us know if this helped you!