Update fails with error code 0xc1900208

I have installed version 1511, and my computer attempts to update my windows 10, but it fails and I get a  code Oxc1900208.  What do I do?

original subject: windows 10 update

Hi John. I'm Greg, a volunteer installation specialist and 8 year WIndows MVP here to help you.

You can run the Windows Update troubleshooter: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantansw...

If that fails you can reinstall the Updater: http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-update-problem...

However given that you'rerunning such an old version what I would do if you haven't yet is manually install Fall Creator Version 1709 by installing Media Creation Tool and choosing to Upgrade Now. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/m.... This the most stable method to upgrade to the new version (which you need anyway) and will bring you fully up to date with reinstalled Windows that often will solve any other problems you have.

You can use the same tool to download the ISO or create bootable media so you only need to do it once, and have the bootable media for repairs or possible Clean Install.

If there are any hurdles during the Upgrade see these steps to optimize the install as this is evidence it's corrupted: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

if problems persist with the new version then you can roll it back and hide it with the Hide Updates tool to wait for it to mature more: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rollback-uninstal...
Hide Updates Tool: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

But remember that a factory or Upgrade install are inferior installs that most enthusiasts would never run in the first place because they'd expect endless issues. Most prefer to do the gold standard Clean install from this link which has had no reported issues: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I'll keep working with you until this is resolved.
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Try upgrading manually:

Please be advised some users are reporting issues with the Windows 10 1709 update. Make sure you backup before attempting to upgrade:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

What is the make and model of your computer?

Have you checked the manufacturers website to determine compatibility?
Check this List to Determine if Your Computer is Compatible with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...

perform the following tasks:
12 Things You Should Do Before Installing Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1709)
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/prepare-comput...


How to download official Windows 10 ISO files
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update version 1709 using ISO File from Versions 1507, 1511, 1607 and 1703
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...
Best,
Andre
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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Hello,

Try upgrading via ISO file:

https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-upgrade-to-win...

Let us know if this helps!
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The response was quick but it didnt solve the problem. In the attempt, other (important) programs were affected - couldnt get email, couldnt open our business operating software. Had to call a professional to come in and fix. 

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Can not install important security updates.  Error code 0xc1900208

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often a non-Microsoft anti-virus program

might run windows   compatibility checker... <- ask Cortana for that

0xC1900208 – 0x4000C This could indicate that an incompatible app installed on your PC is blocking the upgrade process from completing. Check to make sure that any incompatible apps are uninstalled and then try upgrading again.

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The error appeared on a computer of my friend. Microsoft had just done an re installation of windows 10  because it was unable to update, - and  I had to finish it , when the error appeared. 

The problem was solved by doing an upgrade of the computers BIOS (a HP computer only 1-2 years old). After that update did run without any problems.

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