I have a Windows 10 computer that has been unable to update to the latest released build since 10565 due to an error occurred every time when I was trying to update to any newly released built through Windows Update, see a screenshot below:
As you can see, there isn’t much information there telling me what went wrong. Digging into error log entry in Event Viewer doesn’t reveal much useful info either.
However, if you are experiencing the same as I did, here is what you can do to fix it to continue on the update process to upgrade your Windows 10 to the next release.
Open File Explorer by either clicking on the file folder icon on the Taskbar or pressing Win+E keyboard shortcut, and navigate to C:\ drive that hosts the Windows system.
Turn on the Hidden items option in View tab,
and you will see a hidden folder named $WINDOWS.~BT showing up. It’s a temporary folder that saves all files downloaded and required for Windows 10 build upgrade.
Delete the entire folder first and run the update again. If, however, it didn’t allow you to delete the folder due to the permission issue, try to rename it instead. Successfully done either one of the options will get you through this update error and have the new Windows 10 build updated on your computer.
The error could occur on any Windows 10 build. So if you encountered one when updating your Windows 10 to the latest released build, applying this method should be good enough to get you through it.
However, for some reason, if you encounter another error such as below with code 0xC1420127 during the upgrading, check the free space on your C: drive to make sure it has at least 50 GB of free space left.
If space wasn’t an issue, deleting anything from the following registry key should help you pass this error.
Moving forward, if you encountered another error 0x80070490, it’s time to engage the Windows Update Troubleshooter to help you with this error. It makes sure that your computer is connected to the Internet, and checks to see whether your network adapter and Windows Update services are running correctly.
Very helpful. Thanks so much. Renaming that folder solved my problem.
Same my friend, thanks Kent Chen
same thing no luck with update – just says opps something went worng _ I wish someone could just connect to this damn thing and fix it – been trying for 5 days now and my ulcer is growing
Have you tried Windows Update Troubleshooter? I found it’s very helpful identify where the issues are.
This did it! Thank you so so so much!
Yep . This seemed to work thx a lot man……………………………….I feel like windows 10 is making me into a fucking IT guy. With all the advanced search/fixes ups I have to do to fix problems in there software.
haha…being an IT guy is pretty cool, isn’t it?
Thank you so much 🙂
Thank you so much
Excellent. Renaming the folder solved the problem. As a matter of interest does this mean the original download files were corrupted?
I believe so.
It seems to work. I never got this far.
Thank you Kent Chen. After several attempts to run the AU and repeated failure the renaming of the $WINDOWS.~BT folder appears to have have been the solution. Currently the update progress is showing 40% after over an hour of running so I will leave the laptop processing overnight.
love u 😀
fixed it for me. thank you 🙂
This is the only place where I found a solution to the Windows Update problem (“another update in progress..etc”) that actually worked….deleting the $WINDOWS.~BT directory. After deleting the directory, it not only stopped reporting that another update was in process, but also successfully completed an unrelated update cycle the next morning. Thanks for the expertise.
fixed it for me.thank you
Tried to update for weeks. Your tip helped. Thank you so much!
you are a legend thanks mate
I can’t delete $WINDOWS.~BT, I changed the name and all, Even tried TakeOverShip but that even failed, Stupid seeing how I am the owner of this PC and no other accounts are on it -_-
I had that problem before as well. I had to boot into Safe Mode in order to delete the folder. Type msconfig in the Run dialog box to launch the System Configuration window. Then go to Boot tab, check Safe boot option and click OK.
I still can not delete the folder, even in Safe Mode, Suggestions?
thank you so much, renaming windows BT did the trick
fixed it for me, too
Works with changing name for $WINDOWS.~BT directory. Fixed the error. Thank you very much!
Thank you – this finally worked and updated – just renamed the file.
Thank you. Such a simple solution
I tried renaming the file, but got a message saying I needed permission.
thanks you, i rename the directory, and its finally update…miraculous !
Thank you. Great advice. It worked fine. Now I have Windows 10 version 1709.
Thanks, it really worked, it’s like magic.
Thanks, this solved the problem for us too. Nice job.
Manually Reset Windows Update Components
It might happen you are getting the error code 0xc1900107 due to faulty Windows Update components. So, to fix the Windows upgrade error, try manually resetting your Windows Update components.
Used Command prompt with admin elevated.
And hit Enter after typing each and wait for one command to successfully perform, before typing the next one:
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
Other methods found here on this website
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