Windows failed to install upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Error code 0x8024200

Upgrading to Windows 10 using Windows Updates seems lie a painful task for some users. After the release of Windows 10, many users have reported that various error codes while upgrading. We’ve already seen solutions for some common installation and upgrade error codes and what you can try if your, Windows 10 upgrade or installation hangs.

Today, we’re back to tell you about an another error we just came around. While upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Home via Windows Updates, we got following error message:

Installation Failed : Windows failed to install the following update with error code 0x8024200. Upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

Windows failed to install the following update with error code 0x8024200

If you are trapped by such error codes, do make sure that it’s not specifically Windows Update problem. That is, check if you can install other Windows Updates available to you. If all of the updates fails with some error code, you can try the Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter to find the cause and fix it.

If updates installs without any problem and you face the error only when you install specific Windows 10 update for upgrade, then you need to take a different approach to solve the issue. In such case, it can be concluded that Windows has blocked your upgrade and it’s not solely a Windows Update error.

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Following are the fixes you may try to solve this problem:

Using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated or administrative Command Prompt. We will rename the Download folder of the SoftwareDistribution folder.

2. In the administrative Command Prompt window, type these commands one by one and press Enter key after each:

net stop wuauserv

rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download Download.old

net start wuauserv

wuaucult.exe /updatenow


Once each command has been executed successfully, you can reboot and re-try to install updates.

Reset Windows Updates Components manually

You can use our FIX WU utility to reset Windows Updates components on your system. This will bring Windows Updates and its dependencies to factory default conditions.

Upgrade using Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant

Microsoft has made available the Windows 10 Installation and Media Creation tool. It helps you to download and install Windows 10 upgrade easily.

If the issues still persists, go ahead and make a clean install of Windows 10.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.