Fix Error 0x80200056 during Windows 10 Upgrade or Update

I am sure you all have faced one situation where Windows gets interrupted because of power failure or battery issues. Maybe the upgrade process was interrupted because you accidentally restarted or signed out of your PC. In this situation, you will receive Windows Update or Upgrade error 0x80200056. If you receive such an error code, here is the fix.

Error 0x80200056

Error 0x80200056 on Windows 10

This error happens because the upgrade process was interrupted. This could be the result of anything but the baseline is that the PC was accidentally restarted your PC or somebody signed out of your PC. We offer the following suggestions.

1] Try Upgrading Again

Log-in to your account again, and restart the Windows Upgrade Process. Make sure that you have a decent internet connection in place.

2] PC is plugged in, or Battery is full

It’s the best practice that you always update your PC when you are certain that power won’t fail. So make sure everything is plugged in if its a desktop PC. In case this happened on a laptop, make sure that battery was at 100% capacity. Even then, make sure to keep it plugged into power. Sometimes Windows update gets stuck for long hours, and if the device is always connected, it will help anytime.

Since the upgrade process was interrupted, the chances are that it could cause more problems. So if these two doesn’t work, follow the steps below.

3] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Run this inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix most common Update problems on Windows 10.

4] Check SoftwareDistribution folder

If Windows assumes that some half downloaded files are of the previous installation, it can further create problems. You can fix this by deleting the files in the SoftwareDistribution folder after pausing Windows Update Service. Then, try restarting the computer multiple times to see if the update process automatically starts.

5] Run System File Checker

RUN SFC or System File Checker

This will repair corrupted or damaged Windows files. You will need to run this command from elevated CMD, i.e., command prompt launched with admin privileges. It will fix the common issues so the update can continue.

6] Repair hard-disk errors

Reduce ChkDsk Countdown Time in Windows 10

In the case of errors on the hard drive, the update will fail. Run chkdsk in the command prompt to resolve those issues.

7] Fix Broken Windows Update client

You can use the DISM tool to repair the Windows Update clientHowever, you will need another PC or use another Windows from a network share to fix it.

Let us know if this guide helped you solve the issue.

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