I'm currently running windows 10 15063.674 and I wanted to upgrade to 16299 which I guess is the Fall Creator Update.
I checked for updates in the settings menu, and the only thing that showed was a definition update for windows defender and a security update for flash player.
I then heard you could use a update assistant to get the update right now.
So I went to the microsoft website and downloaded a file named "Windows10Upgrade9252"
It said I was running 15063 and the latest version is 16299, and asked if I wanted to upgrade.
So I clicked the upgrade button or whatever.
It downloaded the files, verified the download... blah blah.
Then it said it was installing it. Around 78% or a little further it said something went wrong and gave me an error code: 0xc1900208
I looked this up and it seems it may be conflicting programs?
I ran across this page https://appuals.com/fix-windows-creators-update-fail-error-0xc1900208/
It says to navigate to C:\Windows\Panther and look for a file named "Compat*.xml"
But the only thing I have in the Panther folder is another folder named "UnattendGC"
Then in the UnattendGC folder there are files named "diagerr.xml", "diagwrn.xml", "setupact.log" and "setuperr.log"
I thought it would be helpful to see what's in one of the log files... but I'm unable to open either of them. Notepad opens with an error message saying "You do not have permission to open this file. See the owner of the file or an administrator to obtain permission."
This is my computer, and I'm the only administrator. So I don't understand the problem. I am logged into my account, which is an administrator.
When I right click either of the .log files and go to the Security tab it says "You must have Read permission to view the properties of this object. Click Advanced to continue."
So after going through more steps it finally lets me see the owner of the file, which says "system".
I'm not sure what to do from there.
I read more about this error and people have suggested running sfc /scannow which I did and it says there are no integrity violations.
I also ran across this: https://appuals.com/fix-windows-creators-update-fail-error-0xc1900208/
And under "method 2" I was following the directions perfectly.
It says to run "ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak" which I can do with no problem.
However I cannot run "ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak" because command prompt says "Access is denied."
I am running the command as administrator though....
I tried navigating to the SoftwareDistribution folder and renaming it manually...
first a window comes up saying folder access denied and that I'll need administrator permission to rename that folder.
I click continue.
Then two user account control windows come up one after the other... I click yes to both of them. Then I am presented with a window saying "Folder in use" "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again."
So pretty much I just simply want to update to the fall creator update, and my computer for whatever reason is totally not having it.
I am unable to do much because I keep getting "access denied" windows when I try to do things, even though I'm the administrator.
It's my computer, the only other user on it is my mom and hers is just a basic account, and she never uses the laptop as she has a tablet I got her.
Someone on there said "Click Start > Run > type services.msc Enter - Find Windows Update"
So I tried running services.msc and I get a red window that says "This app has been blocked for your protection" "An administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more information, contact the administrator." mmc.exe publisher: unknown
Is the publisher of that supposed to be unknown? Why can't I run services.msc?
I have no idea what's wrong with my computer, but it's not letting me do much as you can tell if you read all this.
I am the administrator, but the computer keeps being difficult. Help please?!
UPDATE: I found https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-update/system-file-check-sfc-scan-and-repair-system-files/bc609315-da1f-4775-812c-695b60477a93
Since I already ran sfc /scannow I thought I'd try DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth && DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Both operations completed successfully, I restarted the computer and tried updating again via the update assistant and around 80 or 81% is where it says something went wrong.
Edited by thatoneguyyep101, 18 October 2017 - 06:09 AM.