Tips for Fixing Common Issues when Upgrading Windows 10

As all you know that July 29 is the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for free, and most of the users want to seize the last chance to finish the upgrading. However, not everyone is having a smooth upgrade experience. And many of the users who failed the upgrade also reported some errors which caused the failure of Windows 10 upgrading.


In this article, editor of TopWinData will summarize the solutions for the most common issues to help you successfully upgrade to Windows 10 before July 29 cutoff.

Error Code 0x80073712, means that a file needed by Windows Update is damaged or missing.

Solution 1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter -> Open Windows Update  -> Click Next. The troubleshooter will scan your computer and fix any errors that it detects. 

The Windows Update Troubleshooter will help fix not only the error of file damaging or file missing, but also many other kind of updating issues.

Solution 2: Run DISM

Press Windows+R  ->Type CMD in the search box  -> Enter wuauclt.exe /updatenow and then press Enter on the keybord in the MSDOS interface (Then you will open the Windows 10 Upgrading info) ->Click Properties after right click Computer  -> Click Windows Update to check updating  -> After checking update, it will automatically run the Windows 10 Update.

Error Code 0x800F0923, indicates that a driver or other software on your PC isn't compatible with the upgrade to Windows 10.

Solution: Same as the one for error code 0x80073712. But Microsoft will not be able to find and download new drivers automatically, in which case you must visit the device manufacturer’s website to look for updates yourself.

Error 0xC1900101-0x20017, may occur if your master boot record is corrupt.

Solution: Perform a system repair by your Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 install media. Or you’d better backup all your important files and then perform a clean install.

Windows 10 Setup in Continuous Reboot Loop

Many users has reported this problem after the launch of Windows 10, and Microsoft also respond to that. And the solution goes below:

Step 1: Shut down your computer. Disconnect power outlet then wait 30 mins to 1 hour. For a laptop user, please remove the battery if the option is available.

Step 2: Disconnect from the Internet.

Step 3: Connect the system to power again, remain disconnected from the Internet then start the computer.

Step 4: Windows 10 setup might rollback to your previous version of Windows or complete installation.

Step 5: You see the desktop and click Start to launch programs, proceed to reconnect to the Internet, if setup completes.

Step 6: If Setup rolls back, try upgrading manually using the Media Creation Tool or ISO file.

There are many more setup error messages than mentioned above when users are upgrading or installing Windows 10. If you have other issues, please let us know and TopWinData will try our best to help you fix the problems about Windows 10 upgrading.