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How to solve Windows 10 error codes – part 1

Upgrading to Windows 10 is a must for many users specially Windows 7 ones, but if you trying to upgrade from windows 7 or windows 8 you could face a long list of Windows 10 error codes.

During the setup Windows 10 doesn’t offer enough details about these errors, so we will collect the common errors and guide you to the solution for everyone.

List of 10 Windows 10 error codes:

  1. Error 0x0000005C
  2. Error 0x80070003 – 0x20007
  3. Error 0x8007002C – 0x4000D
  4. Error 0x8007002C – 0x4001C
  5. Error 0x80070070 – 0x50011
  6. Error 0x80070103
  7. Error 0x8007025D – 0x2000C
  8. Error 0x80070542
  9. Error 0x80070652
  10. Error 0x80072EE2

How to solve Windows 10 error codes?

if you’re facing one of the error codes we mentioned uplines, continue reading to know the meaning of this error and how to solve it.

Error 0x0000005C:

This means hardware problem, to fix this error Update the computer’s BIOS and Make sure that your hardware fits at least the minimum system requirements of Windows 10.

Error 0x80070003 – 0x20007:

This is a connection error, occurs when the Internet connection is faulty when during the installation of Windows 10.

To fix it, you need to install Windows 10 using the offline setup method.

Error 0x8007002C – 0x4000D:

This error occurs when the operating system has corrupted system files. To fix the corrupted system files, execute the following command in the elevated command prompt:

chkdsk /f c:

Error 0x8007002C – 0x4001C:

This error could happen for two reasons: Antivirus software conflicts or Hardware conflicts.

To fix it disable the antivirus software during the upgrade process. Or if you have one of the following software programs installed on the computer uninstall it, and try to upgrade to Windows 10 again:

  • SteelSeries engine
  • ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus
  • Trusteer Rapport

Error 0x80070070 – 0x50011:

This means your device doesn’t have enough space on drive C to install the Windows 10 upgrade.

To fix this error, free up some space on drive C at least 20 GB, and retry the upgrade.

Error 0x80070103:

This issue occurs if the following scenarios are true:

Windows Update or Microsoft Update tries to install a driver a second time for an additional piece of identical hardware such as a graphics adapter.
Windows Update or Microsoft Update tries to update a currently installed driver to an unsuitable version of that driver.

To fix it, do the following:

  1. Visit the Microsoft Update Web site:
  2. After the scan for updates is complete, click
    Custom on the Welcome page.
  3. In the navigation pane, click Hardware,
    Optional. Then, the Update client displays the available updates on
    the Select Optional Hardware Updates page.
  4. Expand the second update for the graphics card, and then
    click to select the Don’t show this update again check box.
  5. Click Review and install updates.
  6. Verify that the second update for the graphics card is not
    present, and then click Install Updates.
  7. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
  8. Click Check for updates.
  9. After the scan for updates is complete, click the Optional updates are available link.
  10. In the Select the updates you want to install section, right-click the update that you want to hide, and then click Hide update.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Install Updates to install any additional updates that are selected. If no other updates are selected, close Windows Update.
  13. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Search (or if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), type Windows Updates in the search box, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Check for updates.
  14. After the scan is complete, tap or click the Optional updates are available link.
  15. Tap and hold or Right click the update you want to hide, tap or click Hide update, and then tap or click OK.
  16. If any other updates are available, save all your work in other programs, then tap or click Restart now to install updates, otherwise, close the Windows Update window.

Error 0x8007025D – 0x2000C:

This occurs when the specified buffer contains wrong data, to fix it re-download Windows 10 ISO image and install it again.

Error 0x80070542:

Occurs either when a required impersonation level was not provided or when the provided impersonation level is invalid.

Use the Process Monitor app to monitor this error, and to collect and analyze the logs. This tool is meant to be used by IT professionals.

The idea is that if a piece of code works for user “A” but doesn’t work for user “B”, user “B” may not have sufficient permissions to access a file, a registry key, or a system object. You can use the Process Monitor tool to collect logs against user “A” and user “B” and then compare the logs to discover the difference.

Error 0x80070652:

Occurs when the installation of another program is in progress. To fix it, just wait until the installation of other programs completes, and then install Windows 10.

Error 0x80072EE2:

This may means the computer isn’t connected to the Internet. To fix this issue, following these steps:

  • Start Internet Explorer, and then make sure that the computer has an Internet connection.
  • Go to KB836941, and run the Fixit package.
  • Try to upgrade to Windows 10 again.

If you still receive the error message, check the firewall settings, and make sure that the following website addresses are allowed by the firewall:


these are just 10 errors and there is a long list of Windows 10 error codes we will discuss with you in upcoming posts.


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