How to fix errors that occur while upgrading to Windows 10

With Microsoft providing current Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10, there is a lot of excitement among users testing out the experience. The featured article informs readers how to fix errors that are commonly encountered during the upgrade process.

The transition to Windows 10 has been a smooth affair for most Windows users. Still, there are some users who have been facing issues with the Windows 10 installation process. For instance, the message, "Windows 10 upgrade has failed" was encountered by a significantly large crowd. Other common errors that users came across include "Something Happened" and Error code 80240020. Microsoft responded to the situation with a compilation of errors that users had been facing while upgrading to Windows 10. They also provided a set of instructions for users to fix the Windows 10 installation errors encountered.

Here are some of the most commonly observed errors and the modus operandi to fix them:

Something happened

The most commonly encountered error during the Windows 10 upgrade; this was really much ado about nothing. The error can be resolved through the following steps:
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Select Clock
  • Select Language
  • Select region
  • Click on Administrative tab
  • Click on System Locale and modify it to English (US)
  • Restart Your Computer

The upgrade should go perfectly fine after this.

Error Code 0x80073712

If you see this error it means that a file required by Windows 10 is either corrupt or missing.

Error Code 0x800F0923

This is to notify you that the software or driver on your system does not prove to be compatible with Windows 10. You will need to contact Microsoft Support to resolve this issue.

Error Code 0x800F0922

This error occurs when a system fails to connect to the Windows Update servers. The most likely cause for this happening is the system being connected to a VPN connection. To ensure the Windows 10 upgrade happens, disconnect the system from your VPN network, while also temporarily disabling the VPN software on your system.

Error Code 0x80200056

This error occurs most likely due to an accidental sign out or restart of your system, which results in the upgrade process being disrupted. All you need to do is start the upgrade process all over again and let it be completed. Make sure the power source is uninterrupted to avoid the issue from occurring again.

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Failure Configuring Windows Updates. Reverting Changes

In this scenario, you will need to trace the error code for the update that was failed. To do this, you will need look up your update history and zero in on the updates that didn't get installed. You then to note the error code for reference when contacting Microsoft Support. Here's how you can see the update history on your Windows 8.1 machine:
  • Find the Settings button on the charms bar by swiping
  • Click on "Change PC settings."
  • Click on Update and recovery
  • Select "View your update history"

To see update history on your Windows 7 system:
  • Click on Start Button
  • Type "Update" in the search box at the bottom
  • Select "Windows Update" from the search results
  • Click on View Update History"

Error Code 0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x50012, 0x80070070 – 0x60000

This error is the consequence of your system running out of space. To resume the upgrade process, try freeing up some space by deleting unwanted folders or oversized files. Then start the upgrade again.

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