How to Fix the Windows 10 Update Error 0xC1900200

How to Fix the Windows 10 Update Error 0xC1900200 – When you attempt to perform system tasks, you will see the 0xc1900200 error message, similar to many other Windows errors (in this case, a system update). Even though most people have mentioned that the error appears when they try to install the most recent “Creators Update” from Microsoft, it is also known to show up in a wide variety of other scenarios.

The underlying cause of this error is that Windows cannot use the “system partition” in your hard drives. This is the root cause of the problem.

This section of the hard disk is reserved for use by Windows, which stores things like product updates and other Windows files in this section. If you come across this error, it almost always indicates insufficient free space on the hard drive in the area in question, and that space needs to be increased.

While it is possible to change the drive size from within Windows, the most effective way to resolve the issue is to use a specialized “partition” application. Such an application can correctly manage the various partitions present within the operating system.

Windows Update ran into an unexpected problem and generated the error code 0xC1900200.

You can fix the problem by ensuring that your computer’s “System Partition” has the appropriate amount of space on it and then by resolving any problems that Windows may be experiencing with the fundamental components of its operating system.

1. Save the Disk Partition Tool to your computer and launch it.

It is essential to acquire a dependable tool, but I cannot make a specific recommendation in this regard.

It would help if you didn’t have to pay for any of them because many are available completely free of charge.

For this article, I will describe how to operate the “Disk Manager” tool that comes standard with Windows 10.

This is not as reliable as the ones that are semi-commercial, but it can be useful if there are any problems:

Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard and the “S” key.
Type “Disk Management”
To create and format disk partitions, select the item in the list that says “Create and format disk partitions.”
This will bring up a list of the hard drives in the system, along with the partitions on each.
Look for the partition that says “System Reserved.”
At this point, you should check out how much “available space” is in the system partition reserved for the operating system.
You will be required to extend it if the amount of free space is less than 100 megabytes…

Click the right mouse button, then select “Extend volume.”
If this is unavailable, you may be required to “shrink” the partition on the primary hard drive.
If you have the option, you should change the size to something like 350 or 500 megabytes (depending on the size of your hard drive)
If the drive cannot be extended using the Windows Disk Management tool, you will need to consider downloading a commercial tool “just to see” if you can use that to accomplish the task.
If you download a tool and find that it does not allow the extended functionality either, you need to reduce the primary drive’s size before expanding the system reserved space.

2. Start the troubleshooter for Windows Update.

You can use another feature that Windows 10 offers, called the “Troubleshooter.” This is possible regardless of whether the previous steps were successful or not.

Users will be able to repair any fundamental problems that frequently arise in Windows, as it cleans up errors and problems that occur within the system itself.

Therefore, if you are having issues with Windows Update, you should make use of the “Update Troubleshooter”:

Hit the Windows key and the I key on your keyboard (loads “Settings”)
Choose the “Update & Security” option.
Choose “Troubleshoot” from the list of options on the left.
Choose “Windows Update” from the drop-down menu that subsequently appears.
Select “Run The Troubleshooter” from the menu.
Let the procedure take its course.
After finishing, you should restart your system.
Most Windows Update problems are fixed by doing this, but that does not necessarily mean it will fix your error.
If the error continues, you will need to move on to the next step in the process.

3. Run DISM, SFC, etc

SFC, which stands for “System File Checker,” and DISM, which stands for “Deployment Image Servicing and Management,” are command line programs that come preinstalled with Windows.

They can fix specific issues within the system and, more importantly, remove most of the temporary files necessary for the system to function properly.

Utilizing each of these tools within your system is the next step, which brings us to our point:

Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard and the “S” key.
Just hit the “CMD” key.
Right-click on “Command Prompt” when the list appears, and then select “Run as Administrator” from the menu that appears.
After the CMD prompt has loaded, type the following:
“SFC /scannow” followed by “Enter” and then “DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth” are the commands that need to be executed.
Allow each service to perform a scan on your system.
After the task is finished, begin again.
This should remove any malicious update files that may have been hiding on your drive.
After completing this step, you should delete any unnecessary Windows files.

4. Wipe the Hard Drive Clean

The next thing you need to do is delete any unnecessary files on the disk.

To accomplish this, you need only use the “Disk Cleanup Tool” that comes with Windows:

Press the “Windows” key on your keyboard and the “S” key.
Try looking up “Disk Clean” online.
Make your selection from the very first available option.
Select “Clean up system files” from the menu.
It would help if you let the system search through your system files.
Eliminate any files that it finds.
Restart your PC —
After you have finished doing this, you should attempt to update your system once more.


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