Resolving 5 Common Windows 10 Upgrade Errors

Though it’s been more than 6 months since the release of Windows 10, the majority of PC users continue to use older versions of the OS, for varied reasons. On one hand, we have those who are skeptical about the upgrade due to the various privacy vulnerabilities reported in the OS; on the other, a number of people are restricted by installation errors. To help overcome these barriers, in this post, we have listed some common upgrade errors and their fixes. If these solutions don’t work, you can always hire a computer repair expert such as Computer CPR.
Let’s take a look.

Error 1: Code 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070, 0x50012 or 0x80070070 – 0x60000, or  0x80070070 – 0x60000
These errors indicate that your hard disk doesn’t have adequate space to complete the Windows 10 update. To solve the issue, you can take the following actions and free up some space on the hard drive.

  • Delete unnecessary apps or programs
  • Add a new hard drive
  • Move data to the cloud

Among these options, installing a new hard drive and moving large files to the cloud are the most effective way outs. When deleting data, use a disk analyzing software to identify the files and folders occupying the maximum disk space.

Note: Do not modify/delete system files, as it may affect system performance and even corrupt the OS.

Error 2: Code 0x800F0922
Users often encounter this error when their PC is connected to a private network with a VPN connection. To address the problem, connect to the Internet without using a VPN and then try upgrading to Windows 10. This error may also occur if there isn’t enough disk space in the System Reserved Partition. Increasing the space in the System Reserved Partition can help resolve this issue.

Error 3: 0xC1900200 – 0x20008 or 0xC1900202 – 0x20008
Users encounter these two errors when their PC does not meet the minimum requirements to download Windows 10, which are:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) RAM
  • 16 GB free hard disk space
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver graphics card
  • Internet access and Microsoft account

Among the requirements mentioned, increasing RAM or hard disk space doesn’t cost a lot. In fact, you can always delete unnecessary programs and bloatware to increase the hard disk space. To troubleshoot these issues, you can consult a computer repair services firm in Keller that will help fix all minor and major computer issues from the root.

Error 4: Code 0xC1900208 – 0x4000C
Few incompatible apps in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or XP operating system may prevent your PC from completing the Windows 10 installation process. Therefore, you may have to uninstall these applications from the system before starting the update. According to Microsoft, users will receive instructions on their screens when they come across this error. If you are unable to find the specific apps that are impeding the update, consult a professional or contact Microsoft without delay.

Error 5: “We couldn’t complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don’t turn off your computer.”
These are generic error messages that users come across while upgrading to Windows 10. To find the reason and solution to these types of errors, review your update history, note the error code, and contact a computer repair expert.

A Word of Advice
Certain legacy applications such as Windows Media Center will not be available on your PC after upgrading to Windows 10, as they aren’t part of the new operating system. Therefore, check out availability of these applications in advance or talk to a professional before making the move. If you are in Texas, and need to learn whether upgrading to Windows 10 is a good option for you, our computer repair experts in Keller can help. Whether your PC requires a hardware or software upgrade to install Windows 10, we are ideally placed to deliver. You can reach us at 817-756-2241 or fill out our contact form, and we will get back to you, shortly.

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