Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft OS is an amazing creation and many users of earlier versions (Windows 7, 8 and Windows XP) seek to upgrade to this latest edition, but are sometimes bogged down by errors one of which is ‘Windows 10 upgrade failed c19199000101-0x4000d’. If you are one of those who have ever been held back by error code c19199000101-0x4000d after an attempt to upgrade your OS, then you have come to the right place. The solutions offered here will go a long way in ensuring that you smoothly transition to Windows 10 and that you can finally enjoy the wonderful experience of having the World’s most popular OS on your PC.
What is error code c19199000101-0x4000d?
Error code c19199000101-0x4000d is often experienced by users seeking to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. When the upgrade is almost done, at 70% or so, the upgrade suddenly stops and you get the following message “Windows update failed error code c19199000101-0x4000d”. This message is indicative of some type of incompatibility either with software, hardware components or an antivirus program on the target PC. Without knowing what to do after encountering this error, users can get really frustrated and for good reason, because the information available on the net on how to resolve error code c19199000101-0x4000d is scanty at best.
How to resolve error code c19199000101-0x4000d
Hopefully, before you even considered upgrading from your version of Windows to Windows 10, you took the time to confirm that your PC meets Windows 10 system requirements. If you are not sure what these are, the following list will come in handy:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
- Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 1024 x 600 or above
Most computers meet these minimum requirements but may fall short on hard disk space, which could lead to multiple errors during the upgrade process. Just make sure that you have at least 20% more space on your hard disk than what’s recommended before you try the other solutions noted here.
Install Windows 10 manually
If you are getting the error while trying to upgrade to Windows 10 over the internet, it is probably because the internet option does not give you the chance to prepare your PC for a clean install that erases all other incompatible software and features. To avoid errors resulting from this, you can download the OS over the same internet connection, but this time as a file, preferably ISO, and with the help of a Media Creation tool create a bootable flash disk or burn it onto a DVD.
With the Flash or DVD, you can then install the clean version of Windows, choose to keep your files or clear everything up and then reinstall one by one the apps that you feel are important to you. This process rarely has errors associated with it.
Turn everything off at Startup
To greatly reduce your chances of encountering error code c19199000101-0x4000d as you upgrade to Windows 10, you should turn everything off at Startup. To do this, take the following steps:
- Type “Msconfig” in the Start search box
- Right click on the System Configuration Utility and choose to run as Administrator
- On the tabs for Startup via Task manager disable all MS services
You can enable these services after the upgrade if you want to, but try keeping them at a minimum to improve the performance of your computer.
Remove the problematic software
Sometimes what causes error code c19199000101-0x4000d is an incompatible, corrupt or outdated version of the software. If this is the case, then you should consider removing the problematic app from your PC. The following is the general procedure of removing an application in Windows OS:
- Log into your computer with administrative rights
- Type “Control Panel” in the Start search box
- Under programs click “uninstall a program”. A list of the apps installed in your PC will be presented to you
- Click Uninstall on any of the programs that you want to remove from your system.
- Wait for the uinstall process to finish before trying to uninstall another program
You must be wondering the kinds of programs that you would want to remove or disable as you upgrade to Windows 10. The first should be antivirus programs. Antimalware applications may prevent your upgrade from completing successfully, because they may wrongly classify the new upgrade as being bad for your PC’s health, they may also be incompatible with newer versions of Windows OS.
Install system Updates
System Updates keep your computer up to date and therefore compatible with newer versions of software. It could be that your attempt to upgrade to Windows 10 is failing because your computer lacks important updates that would facilitate the process. To install system updates, take the following steps:
- On the Start Menu click System and Security- Windows Update
- Choose Check for Updates
- If there are any required updates that the system detects, choose to install them
- Restart your computer
If your internet is reliable, you can choose to have the updates install automatically, that way you don’t have to manually update your computer every time you feel that you are late on updating it.
- Check for System Incompatibilities
There is an easy way to check for System incompatibilities in Windows 7. This can be achieved with the help of the System Readiness Tool. This piece of software will scan your system and pinpoint any and all isues that make Windows 10 incompatible with your system. You can then choose to resolve these issues.
Clean your PC with a PC repair tool
Sometimes your upgrade process will be unsuccessful not because of one particular issue but multiple. It could be that some of your registry entries are corrupt, your files are infected by malware, your internet connection compromised or your software outdated or corrupt. If this is the case, then what you need is a PC repair tool to scan your system, find and fix all the faults. We recommend that you use Outbyte PC Repair tool for this. It is one of those tools that never fail to deliver.