If one has or wants to have the latest Windows 10 updates, then they must also keep up with the best software right when it is being released, such as the latest video game or graphic editor in the Computer/Laptop. But this does not give one a complete hassle-free approach to the Windows 10 update; instead, some problems like Update Error 0xc1900200 might comes when the update is not compatible with the device in use for whatever reason possible.
One of the possible compatibility issues is described by the error 0xc1900200, which tends to appear after several hours of downloading and when the update is 99% installed. This error indicates that the device on which the update is being applied does not meet the minimum requirements for the update that has to be installed. This clearly means that the CPU speed or the available Ram or free disk space aren’t good enough for the update.
How to Fix Windows 10 Upgrade Error Code 0xC1900200
Now to resolve the Update Error 0xc1900200 in Windows 10 updating follow the steps below. The Solutions discussed below works for Windows 7, 8, and 10.
Solution 1: Check If Your PC Matches the Requirements for the Updates
Visit the official Microsoft website. When on the page, there will appear a button written on it “Get Anniversary Update Now,” click the button and a file will start downloading. Once done with the downloading, run the program, and the Update Assistant will start. Now a Window will open with an “Update Now” button.
Click the button and soon get a compatibility report. If there is an issue detected, then it will show the part of the machine that does not match the compatibility of Windows 10. Otherwise, if no issue found, then everything has a green checkmark, and the problem might be with the system partition being too small.
Solution 2: Increase the Size of the System Partition
The system partition is a space in the hard disk that is always kept free for moving during installations. In some cases, the system partition can become full of old log files, but the update is unable to clean it because it does not possess enough system permissions to do the task.
Follow the steps below to resolve the updating issue:
Step 1: Hold the Windows Key and Press R and type diskmgmt.msc and click OK.
Step 2: Click on the C:\Drive and look under for the Partition Map.
Step 3: The first partition will be a 100 MB Partition (System, Active, and Primary Partition) Right-Click on it and choose to change the Drive Letters and Paths (Click Add and Choose Y:).
Step 4: Once done, Click Start → Type CMD right-click cmd and choose Run as Administrator. Once in the command prompt, the following encryptions need to be typed:
Step 5: Type: Y: and press Enter.
Step 6: Then type the following bit by bit:
takeown /f. /r /d y
icacls . /grant administrators: F /t <see note below>
attrib –h –s –r bootmgr
Step 1: For the icacls command, use the user’s username, which one can find out by typing whoami in the command prompt window.
Step 2: Once done with this, Hold the Windows key and Press and open the Y: Drive, making sure of the hidden files and folders are set to show.
Step 4: Now got to the Boot folder, and delete all the languages other than en-US by using Shift + Delete and then emptying the recycle bin.
Step 5: Then, in the command prompt window type the following encryption:
For Windows 8 and above:
chkdsk Y: /F /X sdcleanup /L: 5000
For Windows 7:
chkdsk Y: /F /X /L: 5000
This will truncate the NTFS log to 5MB and will leave plenty of space for the install to process. After doings one can proceed with the installation after the installation is finished, the drive letter in the diskmgmt.msc can be removed for the boot partition.
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For any kind of error occurring in the system, it is advisable to know the reason of it finely, so as to make out for its solutions. Update Error 0xc1900200 in Windows 10 update can be resolved by the above Solutions discussed. One needs to follow the steps as mentioned, step after the other to get the perfect results from it.