Sometimes while updating your Windows to a new and updated version by using your Windows Update Assistant utility, you may receive an error which is coded as 0xc1900200. Most of the time, this error may takes place while upgrading with Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
In almost all the situations, users reported that they have fulfill all the requirements which are needed for updating the Windows but still they are unable to update as every time they get the error 0xc1900200. So let’s go to our article to find the solutions for it.
- 1 What’s causing the Windows Update 0xc1900200 error?
- 2 Solutions to getting rid of the error 0xc1900200
- 3 Conclusion
What’s causing the Windows Update 0xc1900200 error?
We have shortlisted some of the reasons which may trigger this error:
Some specifications are remain unmet: All the configurations are eligible to install Windows 10. In case if you are having a device which is having low space can also trigger this issue in your device.
WU components may glitched: Inconsistency between some components of Windows update may also trigger this error and this is the most common causal reason of this error. In such reason you can fix this issue just by resetting the cache of your Windows Update with the help of automated agent or doing it manually.
Insufficient space which is reserved for partition: One of the other common causal reason for this error is insufficient space for Reserved Partition. The agent of updating rely on this partition space but if this space will not sufficient then it will fail to update your Windows and causing the error. In such situation, you can take help of 3rd party utility to increase the System reserved Partition space.
The corrupted file of the system: In some of the rare conditions, the error may also be triggered by some of the data which are corrupted and are mandatory for your Operating system. In such a situation, you can try to refresh all the components of your OS with a repair install and that will be helpful.
Solutions to getting rid of the error 0xc1900200
It contains a list of the most effective solutions through which you can fix the error 0xc1900200 of Windows. If you are also receiving this error on your Windows then go through the solutions to find out the ways to fix the error.
Method 1: Verifying the Minimum Requirement
Sometimes the error code may also trigger due to the incompatibility of Windows 10 with other specifications present in your system. Follow the steps given below to fix this issue in such condition:
Step 1: First of all you have to open the official website of Microsoft. Then select the button “Get the Anniversary Update now”. A file will start to get downloaded by doing so.
Step 2: After this process gets finished, you have to run it then Update Assistant will get started. It will open a Windows with the button “Update now”. You have to click on it by which you will get compability report quickly.
Step 3: In case if there exists any of the issue then you will get notified which of the part of your machine is creating issue which is incompatible with Windows 10. In case, all the things have get the green checkmark then it may be possible that there exists any of the issue in Windows update.
If this is your case, then you will have to go to our next solution which is provided below:
Method 2: Resetting Windows Update cache
A lot of users who are receiving this error has been reported that can stop triggering this error is any component of Windows Update which is stick in the limbo state and also it is not able to cope with the process of upgrading.
If in this kind of situation then you can try to reset every relevant of the component of your Windows update and it can help you to fix this issue. A lot of users has claimed that they have successfully updated the Windows after following any of the two procedures that we have mentioned above.
When you have to reset all your components of relevant WU, we have provided you a list of two guides below which you can follow.
You can try to manual route and then you can rely on the prompt of elevated CMD or also you can take help of the automated WU agent in case you want a quick forward for whole operations. Follow the guide which you found better.
Method 3 : Resetting the WU component via the automated agent
In order to reset the WU component through automated agent, you will have to follow the steps which are mentioned below:
Step 1: In order to do so, first of all you have to browse the Microsoft Technet page with the help of your any of your favourite browser then download your script of Reset Windows Update Agent.
Step 2: You will have to be patient and wait until your initial download gets completely finished. Then you will have to extract the archive of zip with the help of any utility such as 7zip, WinZip or WinRar.
Step 3: After your archive contents gets completely extracted then you will have to simply double click on the option ResetWUENG.exe. Now after doing so you will have to go through the instructions which you get on your screen so that to run the script on your device.
Note: You must keep in your mind one thing which is, while going on through this process, all the update of Windows components bwill automatically get reset. That’s why you will have to make sure that not any of the operations are running in the background as it may be affect the process.
Step 4: Once you operation gets completed you will have to restart the device once then keep patience and wait until the next startup gets completed. Now you have to again try the process of updating for once again and have a look if this method has solved this error.
In case, you are still receiving this error while you are trying to update your Windows then move on and try our next method which we have mentioned below for you.
Method 4: Resetting all WU components via an elevated CMD window
In order to reset all the components of WU with the help of an elevated CMD window, you will have to follow the steps given below:
Step 1. First of all you have to press the combination of keys Windows key and R key in order to launch the Run dialog box.
Step 2: Now after opening Run box, you have to put the command “cmd” then in the text box, agin out the command “cmd” and press the combination of keys Ctrl + Shift + Enter simultaneously in order to open the elevated Command Prompt.
Step 3: Once the UAC which stands for User Account Control has displayed on your screen, you just have to click on the “Yes” option to provide confirmation for administrative privileges.
Step 4: After opening the prompt called elevated CMD, put the command which is given below in the same order as we have provided and don’t forget to hit the Enter key after each of them in order to stop every running process of WU.
net stop wuauserv
net stop crypt
Svcnet stop bits
net stop msiserver
Note: We are telling you this just because you should aware what you are doing with these commands, it will stop the service of Windows update, Cryptographic service, BITS service and MSI installer.
Step 5: After all the components which are relevant has been stopped you will have to run the command which is given below and don’t forget to hit the Enter key after every commandin order to rename Catroot2 folders and SoftwareDistribution so that to flush off the possibility of any of any of the Operating System which is corrupted and is included in the process.
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
Note: The two folders which we have mentioned above are those which are holding the temporary files of update which Windows update components use.
Step 6: After refreshing both the folders namely SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2, you have to run the commands which we have mentioned below and again don’t forget to hit the Enter key after each one in order to re-enable those services which were disable later.
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Step 7: Now you just have to restart your device for once, keep patience and wait until the sequence of next startup gets completed. After the procedure of next booting gets completed, try the updating process once again have a look if you are not receiving the error 0xc1900200 again. This method will surely fix your issue.
Sometimes you may receive the error 0xc1900200 on your Windows and it becomes so much irritating when you don’t know how to fix them.
So we have provided you this article which contain a proper list of four solutions which will help you to fix this error. Go through these solutions and find out the most effective solution to fix this issue. Hope you will surely fix the error at the end of this article.