Windows 10 Problems and Freezing issues after upgrading to new version

Windows 10 Anniversary Update v 1607 created issues and so has Windows 10 Creators Update v1703. While most are happy with the updates, some users are facing problems with this version. Some have failed to install it, whereas others who have installed it are facing problems & issues like Windows 10 freezing and so on. If you are facing any installation, upgrading, freezing, activation, etc, problems with Windows 10 after upgrading, this article lists some solutions along with links to posts that you find useful if you need to troubleshoot Windows 10 Anniversary Update problems.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update

1] See this post on Windows 10 Installation or Upgrade Errors if you receive any of the following errors:

2] Do you receive any of the following errors?

  • Error 0x0000005C
  • Error 0x80070103
  • Error 0x80070542
  • Error 0x80070652
  • Error 0x80072EE2
  • Error 0x80073712
  • Error 0x800F0922
  • Error 0x800F0923
  • Error 0x80200056
  • Error 0x80240017
  • Error 0x80240020
  • Error 0x80240031
  • Error 0x80246007
  • Error 0x80246017
  • Error 0x80D02002
  • Error 0xC0000001
  • Error 0xC000021A
  • Error 0xC0000428
  • Error 0xC1900106
  • Error 0x80070003 – 0x20007
  • Error 0x8007025D – 0x2000C
  • Error 0x8007002C – 0x4000D
  • Error 0x8007002C – 0x4001C
  • Error 0x80070070 – 0x50011
  • Error 0xC1900101 – 0x2000B
  • Error 0xC1900101 – 0x20017
  • Error 0xC1900101 – 0x30018
  • Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017
  • Error 0xC1900200 – 0x20008
  • Error 0xC1900202 – 0x20008
  • Error 0xC1900208 – 0x4000C
  • Error 0xC1900208 – 1047526904
  • We could not Update System Reserved Partition
  • You are prompted to enter a product key

These errors that most users encounter when upgrading to Windows 10. If you do, then their soultions are given in KB3107983.

3] This post will help you if Windows Update stuck downloading updates. Deleteing the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder is known to help.

Windows 10 Freezing issues

Many users are reporting that are facing freezing problems after upgrading to Windows 10 Anniversary Update. If you are facing Windows freezing problems, do the following:

  1. Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter
  2. Boot your Windows 10 in Clean Boot State. When you perform Clean Boot, you can avoid any third party software conflict. This will help you identify the offender by trial and error method.

Other issues with solutions

1] See this post if you are facing issues while installing Edge browser extensions. Sending error logs to them will help find a solution to this issue.

2] Go here if your Partition is missing after installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

3] Check this if the download of KB3189866 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 v1607 is stuck.

4] Run the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter if you are facing activation problems. This list of Windows 10 Activation Errors will help you troubleshoot activation problems further.

5] Generally speaking, running the System File Checker or DISM to repair system image are know to fix many Windows 10 problems. You may want to download FixWin 10 for Windows 10. It automates many fixes and lets you resolve issues in a click – and also lets you run SFC and DISM with a click.

6] Apart from this, if you are facing any other problems, see our post on Windows 10 problems & solutions. If you do not find what you are looking for there, use our search bar and search for your issue.

7] If you need additional help, you may visit our TWC Windows 10 Forum.

If you are facing any other problem with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, let us know below in the comments section.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. asadkhattak

    when i download AU, while installing it freezes at some point and stayed there for hours. ultimately i force shut my computer and restarted, but the system was too slow like a snail. Ultimately, i reinstalled the windows and now afraid of installing it. The download was from windows download page and not auto. The downloaded file is still there in my drive E but afraid to touch it.

  2. Robert Palmar

    I downloaded the ISO and the install took three hours.
    It did seem to stall or freeze several times stuck at certain
    percentages completed, one for an hour, but I hung in there
    and it was working just tediously slow and fine once it was done.

  3. Hugh

    Here’s another one: once I installed the update I lost the DRM licenses in Napster(Rhapsody) downloads. Nice, thank you Microsoft. I removed it and luckily back to normal.

  4. kywildcat

    no install issues here, a real nice performance boost after the upgrade

  5. Del Piero

    I had the freezing problems after installing the Anniversary Update. I rolled back to the previous version. The issue is related to the fact that the OS is installed on the SSD whereas all the other stuff (apps, photos, etc.) are installed on the HDD. I’m still waiting for an official solution from Microsoft before reinstalling the Anniversary Update.

  6. ihatefacebook121

    Bring back the old Windows Update, where we can choose which updates we
    want. This whole business of cramming updates into one huge release
    isn’t working out at all. Who wants to spend two or three hours
    downloading something that’s only going to stall or abort all because
    one little piece of it won’t install properly? Pathetic! Who’s running
    the show in Redmond? Hello?!

  7. Fred Chmura

    After updating to Windows 10 Anniversary Update I am having problems with WORD 2016. It opens files but does not save them and Word 2016 will not close.

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