Windows 10 Anniversary Update Problems and Solutions

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update was installed without any problem for most of the users, but it’s still not perfect yet. Sometimes people do run into problem while installing the new update. So, we compiled a list of some common problems that you might face, and how can you solve them.


Error: 0x800F0922 (Couldn’t Connect to Windows Update Servers)

This is a common error that usually occurs while installing or downloading the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The error is caused when for some reason your device is not able to connect to Windows update servers.


It can be solved by checking your VPN, or even disabling it in some cases. Your ISP might also be blocking some IP addresses that belong to Windows update servers.

If you have checked both these options, and the internet is working fine, then probably your System Reserved partition is not large enough for the update. Usually the size of System Reserved partition is 100 MB to 200 MB, but can be increased if necessary.


Note: We strongly recommend that you keep a full backup of your data before proceeding.

In order to change the partition size, you will need a third-party disc management tool, we are using MiniTool partition manager in this guide. Open the tool, right-click on the C drive and select “Move or Resize”.


Windows 10 Anniversary Update Problems and Solutions


Shrink the C drive by 200 MB or 300 MB, it will create some unallocated space.


Windows 10 Anniversary Update Problems and Solutions


Now right-click on the System Reserved partition and resize the partition, and increase the size.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Problems and Solutions


Click on the “Apply” button in the top, and wait some time until the process is complete.



Windows 10 Anniversary Update Problems and Solutions

Once the resizing process is done, try to update again and it should work now.


Error: 0x80200056 (Accidental Restart While Installing the Update)


This error occurs if you accidental restart your device during installation of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. You should not worry about this error, and you can simply try to install the update again. Make sure you don’t interrupt the update process again, it can damage system files and other data as well.


Error: Failure to Complete Anniversary Update Installation – Undoing Changes

This error is pretty common in older machines. There is not any official solution to this problem, but some users have reported that they were able to solve this by these instructions:

  • Power off the device.
  • Unplug the power cord
  • Remove the battery for few minutes and put it back.

If this doesn’t work for you, then go to Settings, and go to “Update and Security -> Windows Update -> Update History” and see if there are any failed updates.


Windows 10 Anniversary Update Problems and Solutions


If there is a failed update, click on the link under it to see the error code in order to find the hint why it failed. You can then Google the error code to find the solution.


Error: Something Happened

This error occurrs when you install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update using the Media Creation Tool. Since the error doesn’t provide any information, it confuses a lot of users. However the solution is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is run the Media Creation Tool as administrator.


Error: 0x800F0923 (Software Compatibility or Driver Issues)

Now this is a serious problem, as it occurs due to driver compatibility. In this case, try uninstalling the incompatible driver software, However it is not so easy to find out which driver is causing the problem.


It is recommended that you use Media Creation Tool that is provided by Microsoft. It checks the compatibility of your devices and drivers, and lists all the driver software that are not compatible.

You can then update or uninstall the drivers, and restart the update process using Media Creation Tool.


Error: 0x80073712 (Damaged or Missing Installation Files)

This error occurs due to damaged or missing system files. It can be resolved by clearing the Windows update cache or re-downloading the update using Media Creation Tool. As an alternative you can also download the ISO Images released by Microsoft to create bootable installation media, and perform a clean install.



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