As you probably know, Microsoft imagines Windows 10 as a service. That means it only has one operating system, with frequent updates that make it better and better. With that in mind, users are required to install important updates to Windows 10, to have the best possible experience and performance right now.
Windows 10 is known to cause various update errors to users, but in this article, we are going to talk about a particular problem: error code 0xc1900107. This problem usually occurs when you try to install a major update to Windows 10 (Anniversary Update or Creator Update). Therefore, it should be addressed as soon as possible. And we will show you how in this article.
How to deal with error code 0xc1900107 in Windows 10
Error 0xc1900107 may prevent you from installing certain updates, and doing so could affect the security of your system. Speaking of this bug, here are some similar issues reported by users:
- Windows 10 update could not install – This problem may appear due to third party applications on your PC. If you have this problem, try updating your drivers and disabling your antivirus.
- Error Code 0xc1900107 Creators Update – This problem was reported when installing Creators Update, but it can appear with almost any update. If you have this problem, be sure to disconnect the USB devices and check if that solves the problem.
- Windows 10 failed update loop – Sometimes you can get caught in a loop when trying to install Windows Updates If this happens, please restart Windows Please update the components or try to download and install the update manually.
Solution 1 – Check your antivirus
If you receive error 0xc1900107 when trying to update, the problem could be related to your antivirus. Although antivirus will protect you from online threats, you should also know that antivirus can interfere with your system and cause this and other errors.
If you suspect that your antivirus is the problem, you can try disabling certain antivirus functions and see if that helps. In case it doesn't work, you can try disabling your antivirus completely. In worst case, you may need to completely remove your antivirus to fix this problem.
If removing the antivirus solves the problem, you may want to consider switching to a different antivirus solution. There are many excellent antivirus tools available on the market, and if you are looking for a new antivirus we recommend that you consider Bitdefender It provides great protection and will not interfere with your system in any way.
Solution 2 – Update your drivers
Sometimes, error code 0xc1900107 may appear if your drivers are out of date. Its drivers are quite important as they allow your PC to communicate properly with your hardware. However, if a certain driver is out of date, you may experience problems.
To fix the problem, it is recommended to update the drivers for all major components like your graphics card, sound card, network adapter, chipset, etc. You can do this manually by downloading the latest drivers from your manufacturer.
On the other hand, if you want to update all of your drivers with just a few clicks, there is an automated solution available that will download and install the necessary drivers for you.
Solution 3 – Run the Upgrade Troubleshooter
The first thing we are going to try is to run the Windows Update troubleshooter. This is Microsoft's own tool specifically designed to solve more or less serious problems related to updates in Windows. To run the Upgrade Troubleshooter, follow these instructions:
- Download the Windows Update troubleshooter from Microsoft
- Start the tool> follow the instructions on the screen.
- Try to install the update again.
Solution 4 – Delete $ WINDOWS. ~ BT folder
Many Windows 10 users who have experienced this problem before suggest that you remove the $ WINDOWS. ~ BT The folder solves the problem. In case you are not familiar with this folder, it stores some of your user data from the previous version of the system. However, in some cases, such data may cause upgrade problems. To delete this folder, follow these instructions:
- Open File Explorer and go to This PC > Local disk (C 🙂 (or your system's hard drive).
- Now click See and check the box that says Hidden files.
- Find the folder called $ WINDOWS. ~ BT.
- Rename or delete it.
After doing so, try updating your system once again. If the problem persists, go to another solution.
Solution 5 – Perform the SFC scan
And finally, if none of the above solutions worked for you, try running the SFC scan. This is Windows”Integrated tool, whose purpose is to solve various system problems, including update errors. To run the SFC scan, do the following:
- press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Administrator). If the command prompt is not available, you can also use Powershell (administrator).
- At the command line type sfc / scannow.
- The process should take a few minutes.
- Once done, close the command prompt
If SFC scanning cannot solve your problem, you may consider using DISM scanning. To do that, you just need to do the following:
- Open Symbol of the system as administrator
- Get in DISM / Online / Cleaning Image / RestoreHealth and press Get in to run it
- DISM scanning will now start. The scan can take approximately 20 minutes or more, so don't interrupt it.
After the scan is complete, check to see if the problem is resolved. If the problem persists or if you were unable to run the SFC scan before, be sure to repeat it. After running both scans, the problem should be resolved.
Solution 6 – Disconnect USB devices
Sometimes 0xc1900107 error can be caused by certain USB devices. Several users reported that the USB wireless adapter may cause this issue to appear, so if you have a USB adapter, be sure to disconnect it.
Other USB devices can also cause this problem to appear, and to fix it, it is recommended to disconnect all non-essential USB devices from your PC. This includes printers, gamepads, external hard drives, flash drives, etc. Basically you need to disconnect all devices except your keyboard and mouse.
Once you disconnect unnecessary USB devices, try updating your PC again.
Solution 7 – Restart Windows Update components
According to users, if you keep getting error 0xc1900107 during the upgrade process, the problem may be due to Windows Update components. However, you can fix this problem simply by resetting the necessary components.
This is relatively simple, and to do so, you only need to run a couple of commands from the Command Prompt. To do that, follow these steps:
- Open Symbol of the system as administrator
- Run the following commands one by one:
- net stop bits
- net stop wuauserv
- net stop appidsvc
- cryptsvc net stop
- Ren% systemroot% SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
- Ren% systemroot% system32 catroot2 catroot2.bak
- net start bits
- net start wuauserv
- net start appidsvc
- cryptsvc net start
After running all these commands, restart your PC and check if the problem is solved. If you don't want to run these commands manually, you can also create a script that runs them automatically. We show you how to create Windows Refresh Reset script in one of our previous articles, so be sure to check it out for further instructions.
Solution 8 – Download the necessary update manually
If you cannot install a certain update due to error 0xc1900107, you can always download the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog. To do that, you must first know the update code number.
The easiest way to find it is to go to Windows Update and check the number next to the update. The update code will look like KBXXXXXXX. Once you get the code, you should do the following:
- To go Microsoft update catalog website.
- In the search field, enter the update code of the update you are trying to install.
- The list of matching updates appears. Find the desired update and click on it to download button to download it. Please note that there will be versions listed for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windowsso be sure to choose the version that matches your system architecture.
Once you download the update, you should be able to install it without too much trouble.
In case you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to let us know in the comments below. For more Windows Update solutions and additional information, be sure to check out our Windows Update Center.
From the editor Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has since been completely refreshed and updated to offer freshness, precision and comprehensiveness.
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