How to Fix Windows 10 Upgrade Fails

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Windows 10 Upgrade fails to Install

Try to use these steps to remove the SoftwareDistribution folder and redownload and then reinstall Windows 10 .

  1. First try to reinstall the Upgrade with your computer being booted clean. How to boot clean. (read step 1)
  2. If that as well fails, try to remove your SoftwareDistribution folder (read step 4), redownload and then reinstall Windows 10

Let me know if it helps. This error code is appearing a lot with Windows Upgrades and the real cause needs some research.

Windows 10 Upgrade not downloading

This could simply be a matter of time. Open the GWX App by clicking in the left tray corner of your screen and see if the status has updated.

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Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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