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Windows 10 Creators Update Problems and Fixes

Windows 10 Creators Update is finally available for 400 million users around the world and since it is a feature update, you’ll get new/latest features and improvements. Like all the previous major updates released by Microsoft, this update too came across several issues with regard to the users. In this article, we have mentioned some of the general installation errors that were reported that may help you identify and resolve the issues.

Some of the common issues and the fixes are listed below:

Problem: Media Creation Tool Installation Error

You may encounter “DynamicUpdate” error while using Media Creation Tool to install Windows 10. Restarting the updating process would re-set the download, however, your computer will get stuck once again.

The solution:

  • Go to File Explorer by pressing Windows + E key and navigate to C:\$Windows.~WS\Sources\Windows\sources
  • Now double click the “exe” to run the update procedure again.

Problem: USB Bootable Device Corrupted Files

To install Windows 10 creators update if you are using USB bootable-media, then the upgrade might produce an error or the upgrade may fail and stop the installation process. This a common occurrence caused due to corrupted files.

The Solution:

You can fix the problem by re-creating the bootable USB media by re-downloading the installation files from official Microsoft support website.

When you are using Media Creation Tool, ensure that you use Disk Cleanup and delete only the “Windows Setup temporary files” before you try to make the media again. Else, you are likely to encounter the same issue again.

Problem: Damaged or Missing Update Files

If you have received an error 0x80073712 while installing the Windows 10 Creators update, it indicates that some files that required to install the update are missing or damaged.

The solution:

If the files needed to install the update did not download properly, you can use “Disk Cleanup” tool and make sure “Windows Setup temporary files” are deleted. Now follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select “Update & security”.
  • Select “Windows Update”.
  • Click the “Check for updates”button and try to download the update again.

Now, you should be able to install the Creators update without any issue.

Problem: Storage Issues While Installing the Update

The problem occurs when there isn’t enough storage space to complete the update installation process.

The solution:

You can use Disk Cleanup utility to make storage space in the hard drive for the installation.

  • Open Start menu and type ‘cleanmgr’ and from the result, click to open Disk Cleanup.
  • Choose the C:drive and press OK.
  • Next, click the “Clean up system file”
  • Press OK, ensuring the drive C is selected.
  • Choose the files that needs to be delete, which should include Recycle Bin, Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, Temporary Windows installation files. System error memory dump files, Previous Windows Installation and remember do notdelete Windows Setup temporary files, since these files are required to install the latest update on your PC.
  • Finally, click OK.

Problem: Compatibility Issues While Installing

When you get a 0x800F0923 error code, it shows that either an application or the driver is not compatible. This error occurs typically with an outdated driver for a specific hardware, graphics driver, or it could be compatibility issues with the security software like anti-virus or with an old program.

The Solution:

If your computer is working fine without the new update, it can be difficult to ascertain which driver or application is preventing the Creators update. Using Media Creation Tool is the simple workaround for this problem.

As you proceed further with the installation steps, the utility will display anything that’s causing the installation issues like not enough storage space, compatibility with applications and drivers.

If you get a driver-compatibility report, visit the manufacturer’s site and install the latest update. If your device driver is up-to-date but still causing the issue, you can uninstall it temporarily. After installing the Windows 10 Creators update, you can re-install device driver.

Problem: Accidental Restart during Installation

You’ll get the error 0x80200056 if you have restarted the computer while upgrading.

The solution:

You should not be worried much about the issue as, just by trying one more to install the update without interruption, you should be able to get the Windows 10 Creators update.

Ending Note:

If you encounter a severe issue while upgrading the Creators update which leads to the data loss, you may use a trustable software to recover Windows 10 data that can retrieve hard drive data. The data could be in the form of text documents, emails, media files like photos, videos and audio files. Go for the one, which offers a free trial so that you’ll know the recovery success before you make the purchase.

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