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Windows 10/11 Update/Upgrade Error Codes and Solutions

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When you have problems in upgrading and updating Windows 11, you may encounter an error code.
These error codes can help identify the source of the problem to correct it.

In this complete guide, I give you the complete list of Windows 10/11 update error codes .
You will find an explanation as well as solutions to solve update problems .

Windows 10/11 Update/Upgrade Error Codes with Solutions

Full List of Windows 10/11 Update Error Codes

Here is a table with a list of error codes you may encounter while upgrading Windows 10.
The table gives solutions.

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Error codeCauseSolution
8000405 – 0x20007An unspecified error occurred with a driver during the SafeOS phase.This error has more than one possible cause. Apply the quick fixes, and if the error persists, analyze the log files to identify the problem and the solution.
800704B8 – 0X3001AAn extended error occurred during the first boot phase.Disable or uninstall non-Microsoft anti-virus apps, disconnect any unused devices, and restart in safe mode.
8007042B – 0x4000DInstallation failed in the second boot phase while attempting to run the MIGRATE_DATA operation.
This issue can occur due to driver, application, or file system issues.
Analyze log files to identify the file, application, or driver that cannot be migrated. Disconnect, update, delete, or replace the device or thing.
8007001F – 0X4000DGeneral failure, a device connected to the system does not work.Analyze the log files to identify the malfunctioning device. Disconnect, update or replace the device.
8007042B – 0x4001EInstallation failed in the second boot phase while attempting to perform the PRE_OOBE operation.This error has more than one possible cause. Apply the quick fixes, and if the error persists, analyze the log files to identify the problem and the solution.
0xC1800118WSUS has downloaded content that it cannot use due to a missing decryption key.For more information, see Steps to resolve error 0xC1800118.
0xC1900200Setup.exe has detected that the computer does not meet the minimum system requirements.Make sure the system you're trying to upgrade meets the minimum system requirements. For more info, see Windows 10 technical specifications.
0x80090011A device driver error occurred while migrating user data.Contact your hardware vendor to update all device drivers. It is recommended to have an active internet connection during the upgrade process. Be sure to accept the option "Download and install updates (recommended)" at the start of the upgrade process.
0xC7700112Failed to write data to the system drive, possibly due to a failed write access to the hard drive.This issue is resolved in the latest version of the Upgrade Wizard.
Be sure to accept the "Download and install updates (recommended)" option at the start of the upgrade process.
0x80190001An unexpected error occurred while trying to download the files required for the upgrade.To resolve this issue, download and run the Media Creation Tool. View Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

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Here is some information related to specific errors when upgrading Windows 10.


The error code 0xC1900101 is a generic code and therefore requires further investigation to find out the origin of the problem.
The following page evokes and gives information on this error code 0xC1900101:  Error 0xC1900101 during Windows 10 update


It is also important to understand result codes beginning with the digits 0x800. These error codes indicate general operating system errors and are not specific to the Windows upgrade process. These can include timeouts, non-working devices, and unexpected process termination.


Error 0xc1900200 can have several sources.
Refer to the page:  error 0xc1900200 on Windows 10 update


This error 0xc1900204 is probably related to a change in the path of the Program Files folder.
Refer to the page:  Error 0xc1900204 during Windows 10 update


Limit installation programs, especially uninstall unnecessary programs:  List of unnecessary programs on Windows
Then repair DISM, for this, refer to the  DISM page: repairing system files 

You have an example of Windows 10 update resolution with this error code on the page: https://www.commentcamarche.net/forum/affich-35407547-impossible-de-faire-la-maj-windows-10 -version-1803


Here is a screenshot of the Windows 10 Update Assistant .
This displays:

Unable to download Windows 10 ; check your network settings and try again.
Contact Microsoft Support for assistance with this error. Error code: 0x80072ee7

It is a network error that prevents the download of Windows 10.
It may be:

  • A firewall or antivirus blocking the connection to Microsoft servers
  • You used anti-spy software to disable Windows 10 telemetry. For example, it modified the Windows HOSTS file to block Microsoft servers.
  • A temporary internet connection problem


There is an article about this error code.

Windows 10 update error 0x8007001f

Moving the user or Program Files folders from a change in the Windows registry can cause error 0x8007001F
So SSD owners may have moved the Program Files and user folders in this way : can cause problems with Windows 10 updates.

0x8007025D – 0x2000C

For this error code 0x8007025D – 0x2000C, refer to the following article to find solutions: Error 0x8007025D – 0x2000C when updating Windows 10


The error error 0x8007042B when updating Windows 10 generally occurs when the copy of a folder is not done
. It is possible to identify the folder in question from the log file C:\$WINDOWS .~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log , see page:  Windows 10 update log files

You will then have to uninstall the application in question in order to be able to update Windows 10.
More details on the article: Error 0x8007042B when installing Windows 10 feature update

0x800700003 and 0x800242006

In the observed example, the error appears at 22% and completely stops the Windows 10 update.

The setupact.log indicates that the Windows Recovery Environment image winre.wim cannot be mounted due to the vclone.sys driver

2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error SP CMountWIM::DoExecute: Failed to mount WIM file C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\winre.wim. Error 0x80070003[gle=0x00000003] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error SP Operation failed: Mount WIM file C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\winre.wim, index 1 to C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount. Error: 0x80070003[gle=0x000000b7] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Info MOUPG ImageDeploy: Registering Setup Platform error: [0x80070003] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error SP ExecuteOperations: Failed execution phase Downlevel. Error: 0x80070003 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Info MOUPG MoSetupPlatform: SetupPlatform::INewSystem::ExecuteCurrentOperations returned: [0x4] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error MOUPG MoSetupPlatform: ExecuteCurrentOperations reported failure! 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error MOUPG MoSetupPlatform: Using action error code: [0x80070003] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error MOUPG CDlpActionImageDeploy::ExecuteRoutine(497): Result = 0x80070003 2017-11-07 10:53:35, Error CONX Unable to get message handle 80092009 c:\windows\system32\drivers\vclone.sys

which can be found below:

2017-11-07 10:53:38, Warning CONX Failed to add driver[C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\UMDF\uicciso.dll] 2017-11-07 10:53:38, Error CONX 0xd0000034 Failed to add user mode driver [%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\UMDF\uicciso.dll  2017-11-07 10:53:38, Warning CONX 0x00000002 RegQueryValueEx failed, keyName ({193a1820-d9ac-4997-8c55-be817523f6aa})  2017-11-07 10:53:38, Warning CONX No user mode driver path found under the registry key.

Finally the error 0x80070003 is given in conclusion:

2017-11-07 11:05:33, Info MOUPG MoSetupPlatform: Setup Platform object released! 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error MOUPG CDlpActionImpl<class CDlpErrorImpl<class CDlpObjectInternalImpl<class CUnknownImpl<class IMoSetupDlpAction> > > >::Execute(441): Result = 0x80070003 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Info MOUPG ImageDeploy: Leaving Execute Method 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error MOUPG CDlpTask::ExecuteAction(3243): Result = 0x80070003 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Warning MOUPG CSetupDiagnostics::ReportData - Not reporting WINDLP data point [0x2004] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Warning MOUPG CSetupDiagnostics::ReportData - Not reporting WINDLP data point [0x2003] 2017-11-07 11:05:33, Error MOUPG CDlpTask::ExecuteActions(3397): Result = 0x80070003

In the observed case, Uninstalling VirtualCloneDrive may be the solution.


This error code indicates that the Windows 10 update encountered problems.
Restart the update otherwise try to update via Media Creation Tool : Update Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool

Update failed - error 80244018 during Windows 10 update

0x8007023E – 0x200A

Here is the full error message:

We have restored your PC to the state it was in just before you started installing Windows 11. 0x8007023E - 0x2000A
Installation failed in SAFE_OS phase with error during PREPARE_FIRST_BOOT operation"

To resolve this error, make sure that your Windows installation meets the conditions mentioned in the first paragraph of this guide.

Some apps need to be uninstalled

When updating Windows 10, compatibility checks are performed.
Sometimes the update assistant can detect Avira as installed when it is not.
This blocks the update with a message: some apps need to be uninstalled

To solve this blockage, follow the instructions on the page: Windows 10 update not possible: Avira some applications must be uninstalled

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