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    Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro FAILED

    I have had the failed update 3 times. Last time I disabled my Vipre anti virus software before checking for updates again. But still update history shows FAILED as the status. I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

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    I wonder how many more threads we'll see like this

    What error code are you getting ?

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    For me, it's 80240020.

    I'm about to try the fix here:

    What this error means is, your Windows 10 installation folder is unfinished and/or corrupted. Now, how do you fix that?
    1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
    2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
    3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 should start re-downloading from scratch, hopefully without flaws this time.

    Fix for the 80240020 error when trying to install Windows 10

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    I'm surprised it doesn't advise a reboot after deleting those files - I have 8 in my SoftwareDistribution folder.

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    I tried this fix - got same error code 80240020. But nothing happened, download did not start. I checked for updates but it just said no new updates. I did not reboot after deletion of folders in Software Distribution folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodalika View Post
    I tried this fix - got same error code 80240020. But nothing happened, download did not start. I checked for updates but it just said no new updates. I did not reboot after deletion of folders in Software Distribution folder.
    Try Option Three in http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ate-reset.html but you may have to wait until it finds its way back to you as the servers could be busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodalika View Post
    I tried this fix - got same error code 80240020. But nothing happened, download did not start. I checked for updates but it just said no new updates. I did not reboot after deletion of folders in Software Distribution folder.
    Same for me, but it did spend a long time downloading 5.5GB before failing three times again with the same error.

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    Time to call MS for help ?

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    The official answer is .......... WAIT:

    What does Error Code 80240020 mean for Win10 update

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    I had the same problem. The solution is simple, and worked for me first time!

    Follow the instructions on this link:-

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/here-...e-488051.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon.quinnell View Post
    I had the same problem. The solution is simple, and worked for me first time!

    Follow the instructions on this link:-

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/here-...e-488051.shtml
    Thanks. I tried that but, after 30 minutes of downloading to 100%, I get the incredibly useful "Something happened".

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    BruceR,

    When I downloaded the Media Creation Tool, I right clicked it, and selected "Run As Administrator".

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    My install failed also and when I run the error code C1900208 in google, it basically say's to wait ( same answer Bruce got from answers at MS ).

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    I tried the suggested solution by BruceR. It does NOT work in my case. I have now three(!!!) failed installations!!!
    MS promised a smooth transition for everyone to W10. From what I see now, this is not the case. Many do have a problem with the installation and the resulting code 80240020.
    Is MS failing its users again? Are we back to the times of Mr. Balmer? Mr. Nadella, you are responsible for the whole company of MS and its products. So make sure that promises are kept, and that EVERYONE, gets a smooth upgrade. I mean everyone who has the right to upgrade and has a prepared PC, laptop etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon.quinnell View Post
    BruceR,

    When I downloaded the Media Creation Tool, I right clicked it, and selected "Run As Administrator".
    I tried that too, but "Something happened" again.

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