Thursday, August 06, 2015

Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors – What it means and how to fix

While upgrading and installing Windows 10, some users are facing issues. The following table provided by Microsoft lists some of the most common Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors. These errors are indicators so that one can look for solutions in that direction. The table also provides what it means so that some of the things can be tried to fix the problem before contacting Microsoft Support.

Error code

What it means and how to fix

Code 0x80073712 This error might mean that a file needed by Windows update is damaged or missing
Code 0x800F0923 This error might mean that a driver or other software on your PC isn't compatible with the upgrade to Windows 10.
Code 0x80200056 This error might mean that the upgrade process was interrupted because you accidentally restarted your PC or signed out of your PC. Try upgrading again and make sure your PC is plugged in and stays turned on.
Code 0x800F0922 This error might mean your PC couldn’t connect to the Windows Update servers. If you’re using a VPN connection to connect to a work network, disconnect from the network, turn off VPN software and try upgrading again.

Error: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer.

Error: Failure configuring Windows Updates. Reverting changes.

These are generic errors and might appear when a Windows update fails. One can find the error code for failed update from viewing update history. In Windows 8.1 : Charms bar > Settings > Change PC settings > Update & recovery and select View your update history. 
In Windows 7: From Start button, in the search box type Update and from list of results select Windows Update. Click on View Update history.
So from the failed update, the exact Error code can be noted against failed update.
Error: The update isn't applicable to your computer. This error might mean that your PC doesn’t have required updates installed.Ensure that all important updates are installed before upgrading.
Code 0xC1900208 – 0x4000C This error might mean an incompatible app installed is blocking the upgrade process. Ensure incompatible app is uninstalled and try upgrading again.

Code 0xC1900200 – 0x20008

Code 0xC1900202 – 0x20008

This error tells that your PC doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to download and install the upgrade to Windows 10

Code 0x80070070 – 0x50011

Code 0x80070070 – 0x50012

Code 0x80070070 – 0x60000

These error might mean that your PC doesn’t have enough space available to install the upgrade. Free some space on drive and try again

These were some of the most common Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors, will be adding more or posting in separate posts about more errors encountered.

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