Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Error 0x80070002-0x20016.

All I want to do is save the Windows 10 installation media to my external HDD; I downloaded the media tool, opened the file and I get the message, "Something Happened" with a code 0x80070002-0x20016. Anyone know what this means? I tried both versions, 32bit and 64bit but I get the same results. I don't know If I did something wrong or if this is Microsoft's problem, please help.

If this matters any, I'm still running Windows 7....


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Last updated March 23, 2020 Views 76,987 Applies to:

Hi all!

I've found the following solution. It involves some registry editing, but it worked for me and reportedly for several other people:

  1. Click on Start, search for regedit.
  2. With regedit open, proceed to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade
  3. Right click on the right side window and go to New -> DWORD (32-bit) value
  4. Rename the new value to "AllowOSUpgrade" without the " quotations and make sure it is exactly the same as it is case sensitive.
  5. Double click on the newly created value AllowOSUpgrade and change the value to 1 with hexidecimal base.
  6. Close regedit and run Windows Update again. Windows 10 should pop up and you can then download it.

Hope it helps :)

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