Windows 10 2004 update - error 0xc1900204

hi all

im trying to get my windows 10 on the latest build 2004

i keep getting this error stopping the update


anyone know how to fix

Have you tried running the Windows update troubleshooter?
Start > Settings > Update and security > troubleshoot and click the button for Windows updates troubleshooting

Do you have any antivirus software running? This can block updates sometimes.

You can also try downloading the update from the MS website:

ive run the troubleshooter and still getting the error

not so sure about running the update from the website as i dont have much disk space left is there any other way

Hi there,

I would definately say it might be worth doing the website option, or alternatively you can back up your data and reinstall the latest version of Windows afresh if you have USB stick - you can make a WIndows 10 install USB using the media creation tool.

Otherwise, try running the following commands. Right click start > choose powershell admin > and enter the following:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

Press enter after each one and restart the machine, then try to update once more.

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brilliant thats worked a treat thank you so much!