Windows Media Creation Tool Error code: 0x80070422 - 0xA0019

I can't find a post for this error code anywhere.  I have to create an installation media because I don't have enough space on my SSD to hold Windows 7 and Windows 10.  I've tried rebooting and turning off my antivirus software like other posts have said, but I still get this error.  I can't really think of any other solutions to fix this.


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Last updated January 24, 2019 Views 2,787 Applies to:

Troubleshooting: Something happened

STEP 1: Run Windows Media Creation Tool as Administrator

First of all try to run the tool again as Administrator as mentioned below:

Right-click on the Media Creation Tool's EXE file and select "Run as Administrator" option.

Now it should not give "Something happened" error message.

Error 0x8007xxxx

0x8007xxx means the Media Creation Tool was unable to connect to the internet via the BITS service, probably because it was launched elevated (as admin) in an account that is a standard user account.  Please ensure you log into an account that is an admin on the system, then re-run the Media Creation Tool.  Simply giving it permissions under a standard user account will fail because the BITS service does not inherit permissions from the Media Creation Tool, and then fails to connect.

You can also download and create a bootable copy using Microsoft Techbench:

Go to: 

Before you begin

Make sure you have:

  • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
  • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the ISO downloads and scripts.
  • 16GB or Greater USB Flash Drive for use on low disk space systems.
  • Micro-USB Adapter for using media on Tablets.

Click in the Select edition list box and choose your edition, Windows 10 contains both installation files for Home and Professional allowing you to select either edition during setup. Choose that, click confirm and wait while the option is validated. Do not refresh the page. If you are running Windows 8.1 with Bing edition, please make sure you select Windows 10 SL.

Only select Windows 10 N if you live in Europe, please note it does not contain Windows Media Player.

Click in the list box then select your language then click confirm and wait while the option is validated. Do not refresh the page.

Click your desired architecture then click save.

Follow the instructions to use either the Microsoft .iso to USB/DVD tool , Rufus or the Disc Image burning utility in Windows 7 or later to prepare the .ISO file. You can also mount the .ISO file in Windows 8 or later then perform an upgrade.

Prepare Windows 10 ISO file

After you have downloaded the Windows 10 ISO, you need prepare it, this is especially important for Windows 7 users..

After obtaining the .iso file you can use the built in Disc Image burning tool or Microsoft .iso to USB/DVD tool to create a bootable DVD or USB (requires a blank DVD or USB flash stick of at least 4 GB).

After downloading the .ISO file, right click it and click Burn disc image

Insert a blank DVD

Click Burn

Windows 8/8.1 users can mount the .ISO file and start the upgrade automatically. Learn more here


If you are creating a bootable USB thumb drive, make sure the thumb drive is first formatted as FAT32.

Connect the thumb drive

Open Computer

Right click thumbdrive

Click Format

Make sure FAT32 is selected as the file system.

For UEFI based systems

If your computer is UEFI based, these are normally systems that come pre-loaded with Windows 8 or later, you will need to prepare the ISO file for such a configuration or you will receive an error message during setup. The thumbdrive needs to be formatted as FAT32 and use the GPT partitioning scheme. To do this, you need to use Rufus, a small tool you can download for free.


Rufus - credit: Pete Batard/Akeo

After you have installed Rufus:

  • Launch it
  • Select ISO Image
  • Point to the Windows 10 ISO file
  • Check off Create a bootable disk using
  • Select GPT partitioning for EUFI firmware as the Partition scheme
  • Choose FAT32 NOT NTFS as the File system
  • Make sure your USB thumbdrive in the Device list box
  • Click Start
  • Close when complete

then review:

How to: upgrade from previous versions of Windows using Windows 10 ISO file

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