Earlier days Microsoft used to have different Windows versions and update to the next version when the earlier version is outdated. There are service packs for updating security and stability of the version. Now that Microsoft moved to releases like Apple, keeping Windows 10 as a product version and releasing updates seasonally. Generally all these releases will upgrade your Windows 10 automatically. Sometimes Windows 10 product upgrades may cause different kinds of issues and affect your PC. In this guide, we will help you with best practices in fixing the number of issues while upgrading Windows 10.
Related: 11 ways to secure your Windows 10 PC.
Fix Windows 10 Upgrade Errors
Following are the errors which can arise while updating your Windows 10.
- Common upgrade error codes
- Disable antivirus
- Disable other product updates
- Check failure status
- Connect power source to your PC
- Make sufficient storage space
- Check compatibility issues
- Disable auto update
1. Fixing Common Errors Codes
You may see these common errors – 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020, 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003.
To fix them:
- Go to Windows update troubleshooter page and download the Windows 10 troubleshooter.
- Run it from the saved location in your PC and click on the ’Windows Update’ option.
- Click on ‘Next’ button and it will start detecting problems.
- If no issues were there then click on ‘Try troubleshooting as an administrator’ then repeat the same steps again.
- If the problem is found then it will ask you to fix it. Simply go further for fixing it.
2. Disable Antivirus
If troubleshooting does not fix your problem then try disabling any third party antivirus software installed in your PC. Sometimes the antivirus could stop the upgrade and terminate the process. Some of the antivirus software like Avast offers to disable the program for certain time.
After disabling your antivurs, start upgrading Windows again. In most of the cases, this usually fixes the issues.
3. Disable Other Product Updates
- Go to ‘Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update’. Click on ‘Advanced options’. Turn ‘Off’ the option ‘Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I Update Windows’.
If still, you are getting the error then follow the instructions for DISM or the system update readiness tool.
4. Check Failure Status
When you upgrade to Windows 10, there can be many errors like below depending upon the system status.
- Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes
- We couldn’t complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don’t turn off your computer
Such errors are generic errors and can occur anytime during the upgrade. To find more errors status in Windows:
- Follow this path ‘Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update’.
- Click on ‘View update history’ link.
- Double-click on the ‘Failed’ update status and check the error details of it.
Some specific errors could give you a clue about what had happened and you can focus on resolving that.
Related: Boot Windows 10 computer in safe mode.
5. Connect PC with Power Source
The error code 0x80200056 indicates that the process of upgrading Windows had stopped accidentally by the user. You might have accidentally restarted or signed out the computer. There might be battery problems also. To fix this issue:
- First of all, plug-in the power source with your computer.
- Try upgrading again, the upgrade will work this time.
6. Make Storage Space for Windows 10
Always ensure to have sufficient space on your hard disk for the system operations like upgrade. Otherwise you will see different types of errors due to insufficient storage. Errors like 0x800F0922 – System reserved partition, 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x50012, 0x60000 can also occur due to storage insufficiency.
For error 0x800F0922, you need to make space in your reserved partition:
- Use ‘Disk Management’ utility to allocate sufficient space.
- If you have any third-party tool to extend this partition then go for it.
- If not, then use the AOMEI partition assistant (https://www.disk-partition.com/tutorials/windows7-add-unallocated-space-to-system-partition.html) to increase the space.
For the remaining errors, you have to increase the space on your drive:
- Try deleting your unwanted files from the PC.
- Don’t forget to empty recycle bin.
- Use ‘Disk Cleanup’ tool, double-click on ‘This PC’ from desktop to open it.
- Right-click on the drive, choose ‘Properties’ and click on ‘Disk Cleanup’ button.
- Click on ‘Clean up system files’ and select all the options in ‘Files to delete’ block.
- Press ‘Ok’ and delete them.
Related: Fix hard disk errors in PC.
7. Compatibility Issues
There can be some compatibility issues like specific drivers are not compatible, requirements do not meet, some app is blocking the process.
Errors like 0x800F0923 (Drivers incompatibility), 0xC1900200, 0xC1900202 – 0x20008, 0xC1900208 – 0x4000C can be due to incompatibility.
For error 0x800F0923:
- Download and install Windows 10 upgrade assistant.
- From the left-side hamburger menu, under ‘Getting the upgrade’, click on ‘Check your PC’. It will start looking for the issues and the drivers which are not compatible.
- Now, check the new and the latest driver support from the manufacturer’s website.
- Try upgrading the Windows again, it should be working.
For the remaining errors:
- Open the ‘Control Panel’, click on ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’.
- Remove the application which is blocking the process by double-clicking on it. If there is any other application which you find malicious then remove that too.
8. Disable Auto Update
Some people like automatically upgrading to the latest releases. But we recommend to wait sometime before updating your operating system. This will help to get sufficient feedback from others and identify any major problems or changes.
- Press ‘Win + R’ and open ‘services.msc’.
- Look for ‘Windows Update’ service and double click on it to open it’s properties.
- Against ‘Startup type’ select ‘Manual’ or ‘Disabled’ option.
Remember, manual or automatic, you should upgrade to the latest version to keep your system safe.
We hope the above explained methods helped you to resolve the upgrade related errors. If your PC got struck with upgrade error which you can’t resolve probably you should check with your support company help.