How to fix the most common Windows 10 installation problems

fix the most common Windows 10 installation problems

Windows 10 and its installation process is vulnerable to mistakes, glitches, and hardware errors. That being the case, here are some of the most commonly-encountered problems that arise when installing or upgrading to the new version of Windows. If you’ve got Windows 10 installation problems, you’ve come to the right place.

Error: “Something Happened 0x80070005-0x90002”

The Windows 10 installer has such descriptive error codes, doesn’t it? This one’s a classic. The 80070005 error has been around for ages, and it generally means that the installer can’t work with a file that it needs. Possible causes are many, but the general solution goes like this:

Disable all antivirus and firewalls. Yes, even Microsoft’s.
Reset Windows Update by going to KB 971058 and running the Fixit.
Run the Windows 10 installer again (presumably through Windows Update).
If that doesn’t work, turn your AV and firewall back on, then follow the instructions at KB 947821 to run DISM or the System Update Readiness Tool.
Turn off your AV and firewall, then try installing Win10 again.

If that doesn’t work, try any or all of the suggestions listed here.

Run the Windows Update troubleshooter

Windows 10 includes a troubleshooter that can automatically detect and try to fix problems with updates and patches. If the problem isn’t clear and you aren’t sure what to do next, try running this troubleshooter. It doesn’t always find a solution, but it’s a good place to start.

Step 1:
Head to your search box and type in “Troubleshoot.” Select the “Troubleshoot” option that awaits in System Settings.

Step 2: A new troubleshooting window will open. In the first section, called “Get up and running,” you should see an option for “Windows Update.” Select it.

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