Fix: Windows 10 Installation Error Code 0xC1900200

Did you encounter the error Code 0xC1900200 while upgrading Windows 10 to the next featured update? Well, this issue may arise owing to different reasons. A few of them are not having enough storage space, not meeting minimum system requirements, or using a damaged peripheral device.

This error code may also occur when you try updating Windows 10 to the latest cumulative updates. In this guide, we have separately discussed working ways to address either installation or update error 0xC1900200. Let’s explore the solutions in detail –

0xC1900200

Windows 10 Installation Error 0xC1900200 Solutions

To solve the Error Code 0xC1900200 in Windows 10, try the following suggestions –

1] Disconnect Peripheral devices

Secondary devices (Bluetooth devices, Printer, or external hardware) attached to the computer may cause this bug while updating Windows. This is why we recommend removing all peripheral devices during a Windows Update. 

Now that you have disconnected the secondary device, check whether you still encounter the 0xC1900200 bug or not. If the error still persists, try the next set of solutions.

2] Check Minimum system requirements

Note: If you are currently on previous versions of Windows which are no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows may fail to update the operating system. So, it is best to update Windows 10 to its latest version.

Installing Windows 10 is not feasible on every configuration. You must meet the minimum system requirements to install Windows 10 without getting the 0xC1900200 bug.

Here are the key requirements essential to install Windows 10 on the computer –

  • Processor: 1 GHz or more or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • RAM: 1 GB for 32-bit and 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard Drive Space: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display Resolution: 800 x 800

3] Expand the system’s reserved partition

At times, insufficient storage space inside the Reserved Partition also causes the 0xC1900200 issue on Windows 10. Since the installation process heavily depends on this partition; not having enough space will surely lead to different bugs and errors. One can correct this by extending the System Reserved partition using third-party apps like Mini Tool Partition wizard

4] Update BIOS

Old or outdated BIOS may also cause Windows 10 to fail installing repeatedly. To correct this, you must upgrade BIOS to its latest version. Here’s how to update BIOS –

Check the running BIOS version

  • Use Win + R shortcut to bring up the Run box.
  • Type msinfo32 followed by the Enter key. 
  • On the succeeding wizard, look for BIOS version/Date row and note down the information.

0xC1900200

Download BIOS update files

Now that you have the existing BIOS information, check whether exists any update to this or not. 

  • Go to the PC manufacturer’s website and locate the Downloads or Support page.
  • Next, fill in the details of your motherboard. 
  • Now, download the latest available BIOS version from the list.
  • Make a right-click on the downloaded file and choose to “unzip” it.
  • Lastly, look for a file titled “Readme“.

This contains all the relevant instructions for updating to the new BIOS.

Apply the New BIOS

  • Plugin a USB flash drive to your computer and format it using “NTFS”.
  • Copy the BIOS files to the above formatted drive and Restart Windows.
  • Tap the specific boot key to enter the PC startup. 
  • Next, launch the BIOS/UEFI firmware update or BIOS-flashing tool.
  • Select the BIOS file on the USB drive to start the BIOS update process.

Warning: Make sure not to shutdown PC during an outgoing BIOS update. Otherwise, this will render the Windows 10 OS unbootable.

Windows 10 Update Error 0xC1900200 Solutions

Usually, the error code 0xC1900200 comes into existence while upgrading Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10. However, this may also occur while updating Windows 10 current version to pending Build OS updates. To correct this, use the below workarounds –

1] Run SFC/ DISM

Many a time, such bugs appear just because of missing or corrupted system files. In such scenarios, you must repair the damaged files or Windows Image using SFC and DISM respectively. Here’s how to proceed –

System File Checker

SFC Scannow

  • This tool usually takes 15-20 minutes in scanning/repairing corrupted data, so wait accordingly.
  • Once over, Restart Windows to implement the above changes.

DISM

Here’s how to refresh OS components –

  • Use Win + R to start the Run dialog.
  • Type “cmd” and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys altogether.
  • When Command Prompt comes into view, copy/paste the below code –

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

DISM

  • Hit Enter so that DISM starts scanning and repairing the Windows Image.
  • After you get the message “The restore Operation Completed Successfully“, Reboot the device.

2] Clean the hard drive and free up space

The Update error 0xC1900200 may also occur if there is a shortage of disk-spaces on the computer. Disk Cleanup Tool is a great utility program to free up unnecessarily stored cache or other irrelevant data.

Tip

Open File Explorer and see whether the available drives display Red color or not. If yes, this indicates that the drive is full and requires freeing up spaces. 

We suggest deleting unnecessary files or applications that might have decreased the overall disk-space. Or, simply replace the HDD with increased storage. 

3] Reset Update Components

This is the most effective way to resolve update-related troubles on Windows 10. If all of the above fixes fail to address the 0xC1900200 bug, clean stored cache and reset update Components. Here’s how to proceed –

  • First of all, launch Command Prompt having Admin rights.
  • Execute the following codes to stop the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service), Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

  • Now, run the below codes to rename the Software Distribution and Catroot2 folders.

Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

  • Once this is over, restart those services that you have stopped earlier. For example: BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services.

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

You may now check whether the 0xc1900200 gets fixed or is still prevailing during the update process. If you have any queries or suggestions related to this article, ask us in the comment section.