The Microsoft error code 0xc1900200 is often seen once the downloading process is completed, and the update is 99% installed. This error is encountered only, and only if the device binding to the update doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for the update to be installed.
Most probably, when the available RAM is not sufficient or not enough disk space for the update installation, system file corruption, or glitched Windows update (WU) component.
The error encountered is often supplemented with any one of the following messages-
- Something went wrong. Contact Microsoft support for help with this error. Here is the error code
- Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0xc1900200.
- There was some problem installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help- (0xc1900200).
This error is most likely to occur when you try to update from Windows 7/ Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
Solution/ fix to the Windows 10 error 0xc1900200
1. Verifying the minimum requirement
The primary reason for this error to rise is the lack of minimum updation requirements. Therefore, you have to cross-check whether the minimum software, as well as hardware requirements, are met. You need to verify the RAM, CPU, and system disk requirements and availability. Once you figure out and fulfill the requirements, the update will be installed in no time. If in case there is no hardware issue affecting the update procedure completion, then there are chances for the code caused by certain applications, firmware, or driver. If you are unable to figure out the glitch, then check the disk space of system-related partitions, and the drivers on your computer have the latest update installed and working.
You can even visit the official Microsoft website and follow the given steps:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Get the Anniversary Update now’ button, after which the file will start downloading.
Step 2: Once it is downloaded install and run it so that the Update Assistant will commence.
Step 3: Click the ‘update now’ button in the window that will show up.
Step 4: After this, you will receive the compatibility report, and you will be told the issue if any part of your machine is non-compatible with the update.
Step 5: If everything is fine, then the issue must be in the WU component.
2. Resetting Windows Update cache:
The number one reason behind the error 0xc1900200 is the WU component void, as reported by a vast number of users. To reset the WU components, you can follow two different methodologies; you can either go for a CMD prompt manually or utilize the automated WU agent so that the procedure is completed within a tweak.
Step 1: Press the Windows+ R key on the keyboard to open the run dialogue box.
Step 2: Type cmd in the run dialogue box and press Ctrl +Shift +Enter to open an elevated command prompt window.
Step 3: Once you can see the UAC (user account control) prompt, click on yes to grant administrative privileges.
Step 4: In the CMD prompt, enter the following commands in the same as demonstrated below and pressing Enter key after every line to stop all essential WU processes from running.
net stop wuauserv
net stop crypt
Scvnet stop bits
net stop msiserver
Step 5: To eliminate the possibility of a corrupt OS component involved in the operation, type the following commands. Don’t forget to press enter after each one to rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders.
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
Step 6: Once you refresh both the folders and type the following commands to re-enable the services that you previously stopped.
net start wuauserv
net start crypt
Scvnet start bits
net start msiserver
Step 7: Restart your PC and let the next booting procedure complete. After completion, try initiating the upgrading procedure again. The error should be eradicated.
3. Automated agent
Step 1: Download the Reset Windows Update Agent script via your default browser by visiting the Microsoft Technet page.
Step 2: Once the initial download is complete, then download the zip archive with the utility like WinRar, WinZip, or 7zip.
Step 3: After extracting the content, click on the ResetWUENG.exe. After that, follow the instructions given on the page to run the script on your PC.
Step 4: Restart your PC once the operation is complete and retry the updating procedure again and if the issue still exists.
4. Expanding the reserved partition
Most of the users also reported the cause of the error to be the insufficient space available on the system reserved partition. Thus, extending the partition space can fix the error. Moreover, Disk Management will not help you resize system reserved partition. If you need to extend system reserved partition, you will have utilized the professional partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard to perform the operation. You can even carry out the operation using the device manager.
5. Using the Device Manager
Step 1: Press the Windows Key+ R on the keyboard. Then, type diskmgmt.msc and click OK in order to open up Device Manager.
Step 2: After that, click on the C:\ Drive and look under for the Partition Map. The first partition should be a 100MB Partition (System, Active, Primary Partition). Right-click on it and choose to Change the Drive Letters and Paths (Click Add and choose Y).
Step 3: Then, click Start and then Type cmd right-click cmd and choose Run as Administrator. Once in the command prompt, type the following:
takeown /f . /r /d y
icacls . /grant administrators:F /t <see note below>
attrib -h -s -r bootmgr
Step 4: Now in the same Command Prompt window, type
For Windows 8 and above: chkdsk Y: /F /X /sdcleanup /L:5000 For Windows 7: chkdsk Y: /F /X /L:5000
Step 5: This will remove the NTFS log to 5MB and will leave enough space for the installation process, and after installation, you can go back to diskmgmt.msc and remove the drive letter for the boot partition.
6. Perform a repair install
If any of the above solutions do not work with respect to solve the error, you must be facing some sort of system corruption issues. In case you encounter this during the upgrading attempt with Windows Upgrade assistant, then resetting every Windows setting can help to troubleshoot the problem.
The most efficient operation is repair install as it will allow to repair and furnish most of the instances of system file corruption by replacing every component of Windows with booting related processes inclusive. It will not work at all damage your files, and you’ll be able to complete the operation while keeping your applications, games, personal media, and even some user preferences. Once the operation is complete, retry the upgrading process and check if the solution works.
These are the solutions to the Windows 10 Update Error 0xc1900200 and hope this article will surely troubleshoot your problem.