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We couldn’t install windows 10 Fall Creators update 0x8007002C-0x400D

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Getting Error We couldn’t install windows 10 Error 0x8007002C-0x400D While upgrade To Windows 10 fall Creators update ? You are not the alone one, Number of users Report While Install windows 10 or upgrade To recent windows 10 fall Creators update, installation Stop With A error We couldn’t install Windows 10 (0x8007002C – 0x400D). The installation failed in the Safe-Os phase with an error during Migrate-Data operation” error.

Some Times The Error code Will Be different Like :

We couldn’t install Windows 10

We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started installing Windows 10.

0xC1900101 – 0x20017

The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation

—you may also receive this error code—

0xC1900101 – 0x30018

The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during SYSPREP operation

Fix We couldn’t install windows 10 0x8007002C-0x400D

If you are also suffering with this Error 0x8007002C-0x400D We couldn’t install windows 10 While install or upgrade. Here we have some working solutions to get rid of this. This Error mostly Occur due to Third party Application Conflict, Security Software,  Disk Drive Errors, not enough storage space, incompatible driver,  system files corruption, and more.

Basic Troubleshooting

Uninstall Custom Theme and Theme Patches: Personally i have notice While upgrade my laptop windows version to fall creators Update get this Error. After check and perform Different solutions last i found After uninstall the Custom Theme or Theme patches Windows allow me to upgrade without any error.

If you also have installed any custom theme  you should probably uninstall that custom theme and theme patchers. Those will cause issues 100%. Theme files need to be updated for every version, so they won’t work unless they get updated. Same goes with theme patches.

Disable Third party Application

Try temporarily disabling or uninstalling your antivirus software and turning off any 3rd party firewall software you have running and see if the upgrade will succeed. Specially if you are using Folder Locker application Then Uninstall the same and try To upgrade Widnows 10.

Make sure you have enough Disk Space

The error “The installation failed in the Safe_OS phase with an error during Migrate-Data operation” indicates that the upgrade failed while migrating the data and could be because of the low disk space on your system drive. An upgrade requires at least 16GB of free space to install the 32-bit version of Windows 10, or 20GB for a 64-bit version. So make sure you have enough Disk Space to install / Upgrade Windows 10.

Disconnect External Devices

Sometimes installation problems can be caused by a peripheral that isn’t compatible with a new version of Windows 10. You can quickly avoid any issues disconnecting all unnecessary peripherals, like printers, webcams, especially storage media (e.g., USB flash drive and external hard drive) connected to your computer

Also If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, try switching to a wired connection using a network cable, and disable or uninstall your wireless network card.

Update/Uninstall Outdated Drivers

open Device manager by press Win + R, Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter key. This will display all installed driver list, Look For any Device driver with yellow exclamation mark. Right Click on it and uninstall, Now visit device manufacturer website download the latest available driver and install it.

Also if you didn’t find any yellow exclamation mark, Then specially Update the Display driver, Network Adapter driver and Audio Driver by right click on it and select update driver.

Reset The Windows Update components

If you are getting this Error 0x8007002C-0x400D We couldn’t install windows 10 While Upgrade to recent windows version, Then there must be some thing Wrong with windows update Storage folder ( software Distribution folder ). Windows have inbuilt Update troubleshooting tool Which help to find and fix this type of problems itself for you. We recommend first run windows update trouble shooting tool and let windows to fix the problem for you. If this didn’t help then manually reset the Windows update components.

Run Windows Update troubleshooting Tool

You can run the Windows update troubleshooting tool from Control panel -> small icon view -> Troubleshooting -> Windows Update. Here click on Advanced and check mark on apply repairs automatically.

windows update troubleshooting Tool
windows update troubleshooting Tool

Click next and Follow onscreen instructions To run the troubleshooting tool. After that Restart windows and do the windows upgrade, If still having same error Try manually reset windows update components.

Reset Software Distribution and catroot2 Folder

Software Distribution folder and catroot2 contains many important Update related files, So if this files get corrupted users may face different Errors while upgrade or install updates. we are going to rename Software Distribution and Catroor2 folder so that windows create New folders and install the fresh files automatically. For this first we need to stop some windows update related services.

Open Command prompt as administrator, Type and hit enter key to execute the command net stop wuauserv To disable Windows Update Service. Next type net stop bits To stop Background Intelligent Transfer (BITS ) Service, Again type net stop cryptSvc to stop Cryptographic service and type net stop msiserver To stop MSI Installer service.

Now Type command  ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old hit enter to rename SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old

Again type ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old command to rename Catroot2 Folder to Catroot2.old.

Reset Software Distribution Folder
Reset Software Distribution Folder

Now Restart the windows update related Services BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and the Windows Update Service. using following commands in the Command Prompt and hit Enter after each of them: net stop wuauservnet stop bits, net stop cryptSvc and net stop msiserver.

That’s All Now Restart windows, check for Windows updates from Settings -> Update & Security ->  windows update -> Check for updates. After install Recent updates now try to upgrade recent windows 10 version. This is the most application solution to fix We couldn’t install windows 10 error 0x8007002C-0x400D While upgrade to recent windows version, I hope this solution fix the error for you.

Repair Corrupted System Files

Most of times Corrupted system files cause Different errors while run application, install updates or upgrade to recent windows version. If after apply above solutions still getting We couldn’t install windows 10 error 0x8007002C-0x400D while upgrade to windows 10. We recommend check and fix missing, Corrutped system files with help of DISM and SFC utility.

First run The DISM  (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool, a command-line tool that can be used to service a Windows® image or to prepare a Windows Preinstallation Environment. Open command prompt as administrator, type command bellow and hit enter key to execute the command.

dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
DISM restore health command

wait until 100% complete the scanning process, after That run SFC utility To scan and restore missing, Corrupted system files. To run System file checker utility on same command prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter key to execute the command.

system file checker sfc /scannow
system file checker sfc /scannow

Sfc Utility will start scanning for missing, damaged system files, If found any this will restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. You only have to wait 100% complete the scanning process then after restart windows and again try to upgrade windows 10, Hope this time complete successfully.

Check Disk Drive Errors

Also If Disk Drive Have any Errors, Bed Sectors then This Can cause We couldn’t install windows 10 Error. If all above methods fails we recommend check disk drive for errors using CHKDSK command.

open command Prompt As administrator Then Type Bellow command And hit Enter key to execute the command and check disk Drive for scan repair process.

chkdsk C: /f /r

Command Explained : The Command chkdsk is for Check Hard disk for Errors. /F Fixes errors on the disk and /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. 

Run Check disk on Windows 10
Run Check disk on Windows 10

Chkdsk cannot run when the volume is in use, if this is the case you’ll to type Y and press Enter to schedule a check in the next reboot. On next restart the tool will scan and repair the drive automatically. After complete 100% scanning process this will reboot windows, Now Start windows normally and try to upgrade.

Clean disk using diskpart

If you are getting this error 0x8007002C-0x400D We couldn’t install windows 10, while perform clean installation, then clean disk command is very helpful to fix this type of error. Simply boot from Installation media. ( If you don’t have the create a windows installation media using media creation Tool )

Insert the Bootable USB / DVD reboot windows, While boot screen press F12 and select Boot from USB / DVD. Now windows Restart and Ask for Press any key to boot from CD/DVD press any key.  Now skip the first screen, On next screen Press [shift] + [F10] to open command prompt.

Here type command disk part hit enter key. Next type List disk and hit enter to execute the command. Here select The disk by using command Select Disk 0 And hit enter key.

command to clean disk drive
command to clean disk drive

Then Type command clean to clean the drive. ( note this will earase all data on the disk ) If you look for clean a specific drive then use command Diskpart -> then list volume -> select Volume 0 ( volume 0 is the windows installation drive ) then type command clean.

After clean the Volume / Drive close command prompt, Restart windows and again try to perform clean installation.

windows Media Creation Tool

If After apply all above solutions still experiencing Error 0x8007002C-0x400D We couldn’t install windows 10. Then you can complete the upgrade process using official windows media creation Tool. Or create a windows installation media / Bootable USB device and perform Windows 10 clean installation.

These are the probable best working solutions to fix Error 0x8007002C-0x400D We couldn’t install windows 10 while upgrade, Or perform Windows 10 Clean installation. I hope after apply These solutions We couldn’t install windows 10 get solved. Still have any Query, Suggestion About this Error 0x8007002C-0x400D  We couldn’t install windows 10 Feel free to discuss on Comments bellow. Also Read Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error on Windows 10.

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