Resolved! Windows 10 Upgrade Failed Error

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Catherine Le Nevez
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Windows 10's notification of the free update resulted in over 190 million Windows 10 accounts worldwide. Although most people have upgraded to Windows 10 without too much trouble. But many of them got an update failed error. Many people trying to upgrade to Windows 10 encounter this error and have no idea what to do to fix it. Here in this article I will show you the ways to fix this error.



Light: Fix: Windows 10 fails when configuring Windows updates

Method 1: from command prompt

Step 1 - Find the path to the folder C: Windows SoftwareDistribution Download. Delete everything in the folder and leave it blank.

Step 2 - Now find CMD and run it as administrator.

Now, type the command given below and hit enter.

wuauclt.exe / Updatenow

Your update will now start without errors.

Method 2: update Windows 10 with the media creation tool

Step 1 - Download Windows 10 from the Microsoft Windows 10 download page

download Windows 10 for upgrade

Note: There are different downloads available for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the PC. I went to my computer -> Properties to see its version.

Step 2 - Now, right click and run it as administrator. Choose to update this PC now

Method 3: changing the registry key

Step 1 - Press Windows key + r and type regedit on it and press ok.



Step 2 - Now go to the next location shown below in the left menu.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> windows -> Current version -> Windows update -> OSUpgrade

Check AllowOSUpgrade exists or not. If it does not exist, right click on the right side and create a new DWORD (32 bit) value with Name = “AllowOSUpgrade” (without quotes) and set the value = 1.

Now restart your system and the Windows 10 update will start smoothly.

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