If you are trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and error code 0xc1900200 shows up, then it means that your system in incompatible with the new operating system. It can also occur when you are trying to upgrade your OS to build version 14393 from 10586. Another common cause of the error are issues with windows firewall.
This particular error message quite clearly should tell you that Couldn’t Install Windows 10 and some other information regarding the issue with error code 0xc1900200 shown on the screen.
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How to fix Windows 10 error 0xc1900200
Method 1: Disable antivirus software
You should disable any third-party antivirus software installed in your system. The antivirus software will block the Microsoft Windows Installer program from running since it will be marked as spam.
You can refer to the help menu in the antivirus software on how to disable it. After that, Try to upgrade to windows 10 and this time, if anti-virus software was the culprit; you should not see error 0xc1900200. Once you have completed the upgrade, you can enable the antivirus program.
Method 2: Disable firewall to fix 0xc1900200 error
The error code 0xc1900200 can be fixed by disabling the firewall.
- To access the firewall, press the Windows key + R to open the run window.
- Type firewall.cpl and click on OK.
- Click on “Turn windows firewall on or off”. Go to the private network setting and choose “Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended).”
- Make the same changes with the public network setting. Accept the changes and try to update your windows. You can turn the windows firewall back ON once the update process is completed.
Method 3: Check system requirements
You should check whether your computer or laptop meets the requirements for installing Windows 10. Because the error message 0xc1900200 sometimes even has to do about the minimum requirement for Windows 10 OS. The simplest way to check for compatibility is downloading and installing the Get Windows 10 app. Once the app has been installed, run it and click on the options menu located on the upper-left corner.
Select “check your PC” which is located under the “getting the upgrade” option. A new window will open that provides a summary of whether your PC is compatible with Windows 10.
You can also manually determine if your computer meets the minimum specifications. Windows 10 is compatible with a PC with the follow minimum specifications:
- – 1GHZ CPU
- – Display resolution of 800×600
- – Graphics with WDDM 10 driver supporting DirectX 9 or later
- – 21GB free storage for 64-bit system and 16GB for 32-bit system
- – 2GB RAM for 64-bit system and 1GB RAM for 32-bit system
You can check the manufacturer website for the specific information about your PC. If you are using Windows 7, go to control panel and click on “system” to open up a window that contains information about your PC.
If you are using Windows 8, press Control + F to open the search window. Search for system, and click on the result. A new window will open with your system specifications.
To determine your graphics specifications, press Windows key + R to open the run command.Type “dxdiag” and press enter. You will find the WDDM driver and DirectX version in the display tab.
Method 4: Create additional space to fix 0xc1900200 error
If our computer does not have sufficient space to allow for the update, then you will have to create additional space.
Press the Windows key + Q to open the search menu.
Type “disk cleanup” and press enter.
Click on “disk cleanup.”A new window will open up. Select your local disk with the current operating system and select “clean.”
The process will take a few minutes. Once the process is completed, the results will show how your space is used by data and files that are no longer required. You can choose to delete all of them to create more space to install the new operating system.
Select the checkbox that shows the files to be deleted and press OK. You can also choose “select system files” to delete previous operating system installations that have been backed up in your system. Once you have sufficient space, you can try to install the new OS without 0xc1900200 error.
Method 5: Upgrade your hardware
If your computer does not meet the minimum specifications, then you will have to buy a new PC or purchase more RAM, storage and even a new GPU for your computer depending on its limitations.
The error code 0xc1900200 will be resolved by following any of the methods above. However, if the error persists, then you will have to get in touch with a computer technician in case your computer has an underlying hardware issue that prevents your computer from upgrading to Windows 10.