Microsoft released the latest Windows 10 update in May 2020, version 2004, after more than a year of internal and internal testing. The latest update brings a plethora of feature improvements while removing some of the more annoying features from the operating system. As noted last week, the Windows maker is taking a measured approach to deployment, making the update available to users in phases.
You can ignore and install the May 2020 update manually, but the easiest way is to use the Windows update, as this ensures that you won’t get the update if there is a compatibility issue. But, there are some hiccups that occur despite the update itself available when you click the “Check for updates” button in Windows Update.
Here’s how to fix two of the common error groups that may appear during the update process via Windows Update.
How to fix Windows 10 error codes 0x800F0922 and 0xc1900104
If you get error 0x800F0922 while trying to install Windows 10 update for May 2020, the device may not be able to connect to Microsoft update servers. This usually happens when you try to install an update over a VPN connection; sometimes third-party antivirus programs also create problems.
If you see the error, try to disconnect your VPN connection (click on the network icon in the taskbar> select the VPN connection > click on Disconnect button).
Also, try disabling the third-party antivirus program to see if it fixes the problem. If none of the above solutions solve the problem, you may need to uninstall the antivirus tool.
In a support document, Microsoft also states that error codes 0xc1900104 or 0x800f0922 may appear with a message: “We were unable to update the system reserved partition” when you try to upgrade to a new one. version. This happens when the system reserved partition (SRP)) is full. SRP is “a small partition on your hard drive that stores boot information for Windows,” says Microsoft.
“Some third-party antivirus and security applications write to and can populate the SRP.”
This is exactly why uninstalling the antivirus program might help. However, if you don’t want to do it, there are two alternatives:
- Use a third-party tool to resize the reserved partition.
- You can also use diskmgmt.msc to clean up space.
For the second option – which is only recommended for advanced users as it can put your device in a no boot situation – follow these steps as shared by Microsoft.
- press the the Windows key + R.
- In the Run window, type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.
- Right-click the disk (such as disk 0) that contains the SRP and select Properties.
- Go to The volumes tongue.
- The line Partition style: indicates either GUID Partition Table (GPT) or Master Boot Record (MBR).
- In case of GPT:
- Look for cmd.
- Right-click on the command prompt and select Run as administrator.
- Type mountvol y: / s and hit enter. [This will add the Y: drive letter to access the System Partition.]
- Switch to drive Y by typing Y: and hit enter.
- Access the Fonts folder by typing cd EFI Microsoft Boot Fonts.
- Then enter of the *. * to delete font files.
- The system will ask you if you are sure to continue, press Yes then Enter.
In case of MBR, see the detailed instructions in this support document.
To avoid all the hassle, first try the VPN and antivirus route. In one of the support documents, Microsoft itself recommends removing third-party security software because it can cause errors during the update process if it is not yet compatible with the latest updates.
“You can temporarily uninstall this software, update your PC, and then reinstall the software once your device is up to date,” suggests the Windows manufacturer. “We recommend that you use third-party antivirus or security software compatible with the latest version of Windows 10.”
Fix Windows 10 error code 0x80073712
If you get error 0x80073712 when trying to get the latest feature update, it means that some required files may be missing or damaged. This basically means broken update components. You can again use the Deployment Servicing and Management (DISM) tool to resolve the problem.
- Look for cmd.
- Right click on the command prompt and select Execute as administrator.
- Type the following command and press Enter:
dism / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth
You should be able to download and install the update via Windows Update now.
One of the most common errors that users see during the update process is 0xc1900223. This error appears if there is a problem with the download process, which means that all you can do to fix this Windows 10 error is to try again.
Another way to fix Windows Update bugs is to run the troubleshooter
I hope this will help you identify the problem and resolve it before downloading a new update:
- Open Settings > Update and security > Troubleshoot.
- Under “Get up and running,” select Windows Update.
- Click it Run the troubleshooter button.
- Confirm the process.
- Click the “Apple the fix” button if the next screen shows it to you.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the process.
- Restart your device.
Once done, try using the Windows update again to install the latest Windows 10 update for May 2020.
Whatever errors you see, there are some best practices that you can follow to avoid problems with updates. These include:
- Temporarily uninstall third-party software.
- Disconnection of external hardware.
- Make sure you have enough disk space (16 GB of free space is recommended).
- Before downloading a new feature update, restart your device to complete the update for pending cumulative updates.
It’s also a good practice to clean up the installation of a new Windows 10 feature update, as this helps you avoid any software conflicts that may arise during the update process. However, since Windows Update is removed from the process, you will need to check for a known issue on your device yourself to avoid problems in the future. The current list of known issues in the May 10 update to Microsoft Windows 10 includes 10 unresolved bugs and one that has been fixed.
For details, see this support document for some of the best practices and troubleshooting tips to resolve installation issues.