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Windows 10 Something Happened Error Message on Installation Error Code 80240020

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Windows can’t continue the installation process Something Happened error or Windows 10 installation has failed The unhelpful error which has appeared in multiple languages This Error normally face when we upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 or windows 8/8.1. This post we will discuss How to Fix and install windows 10 if you receive the Something Happened error message or Error Code 80240020.




How To fix  Something Happened error 

I am search many websites, windows 10 forums, windows 10 experts and see many you tube videos To solve This Error Something Happened windows cant continue. Finally I got some solutions for the same bellow are the steps to troubleshoot Error code 80240020 or something happened windows cant continue.

 Change Locale and Language Settings to English (United States)

If you see Error message during upgrade to windows 10 something happened windows cant continue. Then make sure your Region and language setting are English (US)

To make Changes Press Windows key on the keyboard to open Start menu. Type in “Control Panel” in the search field to locate it and then launch the app.Click the Clock > Language > Region icon to bring up the new interface. Go to Region section and select the Administrative tab.
Change Locale and Language Settings to English

Click on the Change System Locale button and set it to “English (US).” Restart your computer and then start the Windows 10 update process, which should now complete without any errors

Run the Windows Media Creation Tool as Administrator 

Due to insignificant Rights to upgrade to windows 10 May This happen many Times.  Try To  Run the Windows Media Creation Tool as “Administrator”, by right clicking on the Media Creation Tool EXE file and select the “Run as Administrator” option.
Run the Windows Media Creation Tool

Now it should not give “Something happened” error message.

Enable Required Services

This Error may Be Happen due required services are not running or stopped. So Try To Start The Bellow Services or check This services are Running on windows Services window. To Check This on start menu Type services it will show services desktop app open it and check following services are running properly and Startup type is set to “Automatic”




1. Background Intelligent Transfer Service

2. Server Workstation

3. TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

4. IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules

5. Automatic Updates OR Windows Update
Enable Required Services

If any or all of the above mentioned services are not running or not set to Automatic, double-click on the service, set its Startup type to Automatic from the drop-down list, Apply the changes and click on “Start” button to immediately start the service. Restart Windows and it should fix the issue.

Fix something happen Error Using Registry Editor :

Try To Edit Registry editor to fix this error forcefully. Press WIN+R keys together to open Run dialog box. Now type regedit and press Enter to launch Registry Editor.

Note Before made any changes on registry files first make backup of your registry.

Now go to following Registry key:




HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsCurrent Version \WindowsUpdate \OSUpgrade

In right-side pane, create a new DWORD AllowOSUpgrade and set its value to 1, Close Registry Editor and run Windows Update again.
Run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in “wuauclt.exe /updatenow”.
run-windows-upgrade

Now Windows 10 should appear on Windows Update and you can download and install it without any problem.

First Reserve the Windows 10 upgrade Then After Run Upgrade 

This Error may be happen if upgrade not available for your windows and you try to upgrade to windows 10 so first You may need to Reserve the Windows 10 upgrade using the GWX utility for this method to work.
Reserve the Windows 10

This utility is part of Windows updates.This utility is available at C:WindowsSystem32GWX folder in your computer. If you do not find this, either you have not installed all Windows updates  (especiallyKB3035583) or your Windows version or Hardware does not meet the minimum requirement to install Windows 10. Please check whether this update is available at Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates. after reserve or windows upgrade available for your windows try to upgrade to windows 10 This will not show you any error you can install successfully windows 10.

Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80240020/ 80070003

If you face Error Code 80240020/ 80070003 during upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 or 8 As shown bellow image.
Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80240020/ 80070003

This error message means the Windows 10 installation folder is unfinished and/or corrupted. Here is how to fix it.
Go to “C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload” and delete everything in that folder. Run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in “wuauclt.exe /updatenow“. Go to Control Panel – Windows Update and Windows 10 should start re-downloading. And it will install or upgrade your windows 10 without any Error .

Disable or Uninstall Antivirus Program or Internet Security Suite

It might be possible that your antivirus or any other security suite program might be blocking the tool from downloading or installing Windows 10. So try to temporary disable your antivirus or security suite program. If you can’t disable it, uninstall it from “Control Panel -> Programs and Features” window.
Hope This Post Will Help To Fix your Something happen Error, Error code 80240020/ 80070003 During Upgrade to Windows 10. if this fix your problem share with your friends to fix their also.if any other option missing or which step of Troubleshooting worked for you comment bellow.
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