Help for Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors


There are many reasons why you might receive an error message when upgrading or installing Windows 10, but common errors can be fixed with a few steps that you can do on your own. Note: An upgrade takes your device from an older version of Windows, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, to Windows 10 upgrade.

Before searching for a specific error code, try the tips listed in General fixes. If those don’t fix your upgrade or installation problem, check the table of error codes at the bottom of this article.


General fixes for Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors​

Here are some things you can try to fix upgrade and installation errors:

Remove external hardware

Unplug any nonessential hardware devices. These could include headphones, printers, scanners speakers, USB flash drives, and external hard drives. If you’re using a laptop and it’s plugged into a docking station, undock it.

Update Windows

It’s a good idea to make sure that all-important updates are installed before trying to upgrade Windows. This includes updates to hardware drivers on your device.

Uninstall non-Microsoft antivirus software

Use Windows Defender to protect your device during the upgrade—non-Microsoft antivirus software can sometimes cause upgrade problems. As long as you have installation media and all required activation information, you can always reinstall the software after you upgrade.

To remove an antivirus application, go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features. Select the program, and then select Uninstall. Select Yes to confirm.

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