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Upgrading the Windows 10 has been a problem for many of the users. Users have complained that many errors encounters when they try to upgrade their version of Windows. Some users reported that they are receiving error messages like unable to install Windows 10, operating system is not activating even after it a clean install, and such others.

Microsoft is trying its best to fix all the issues related to its Windows 10 and consistently releasing new updates to patch the errors. However, it’s still running into situations where users see error messages like: “Error: Failure configuring Windows 10 Updates. Reverting changes.” Or “Error: We couldn’t complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don’t turn off your computer.”

In such tricky situations it becomes difficult to find out what went wrong because these are generic errors which can encounter at any time while installing an update. However, these specific errors can be found by following the path Control Panel > All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history. Now to see the error details, double-click the update with the Failed status. Follow the instruction if Microsoft suggests any.

Fixing compatibility issues

You’ll receive the error codes: 0xC1900200 – 0x20008 and 0xC1900202 – 0x20008 if your system doesn’t complete the minimum requirements to download and install Windows 10.

In this situation, you need to visit the Windows Compatibility Center to get more information about Windows 10 compatibility for a specific hardware but remember that results might be limited because the database is currently small.

If you receive the error code 0xC1900208 – 0x4000C it means that you have installed an incompatible app on your system which is blocking the upgrade process. The easiest solution of this issue is just uninstall the application in question and any other software which is causing problems.

Make space for the upgrade

If your computer doesn’t have enough space to upgrade Windows 10, you’ll receive error 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x50012, and 0x80070070 – 0x60000. To fix these errors, you need to release some space on the disk. Windows has a disk cleaning tool Disk Cleanup and you can open it by opening the Run command, type cleanmgr, and press Enter.

Use the Disk Cleanup tool to Clean up system files, and check make all the contents that you can delete. This task is quite crucial for “Temporary Internet Files”, error report files and “Recycle Bin”.

Make sure that you don’t delete “Windows Setup temporary files” those files are necessary to install Windows 10 on your machine.


Alternatively, to perform the upgrade, you need to have a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage because it can be used as temporary storage for connecting your computer and the Windows setup tool.

Updating Windows to avoid errors while upgrading

If it shows the error message that the update isn’t applicable to your computer, it means that your system does not have the required updates. In such case, make sure that your computer is running on the latest version of the operating system. Windows 8 must be running Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 should have Service Pack 1 installed to upgrade to Windows 10.


To know which version of Windows you’re running, open the Run command, and type Winver, and press Enter.

Windows 10 has been released worldwide, but it’s still far from complete. The company is trying to fix the associated issues, but if you want to avoid issues while upgrade, use the app “Get Windows 10″  to reserve your copy and wait until the upgrade is ready for you.