Fix Windows 11 23H2 Installation problems On Windows 10

Microsoft Started rolling out Windows 11 version 23H2 for compatible Devices, With sew of New Features, Security improvements and more. And it’s available for free, for all Genuine Windows 11 users connected to Microsoft server. Also, Microsoft Released Official Upgrade Assistant, to make the manual Upgrade process Smooth. Some of the users Report unable To Upgrade to Windows 11 version 23H2, The windows 11 update is stuck downloading or Getting Different Errors like We couldn’t install Windows 11 etc.

Failed to install Windows 11 version 23H2

There are many factors that are involved While upgrading to A Big Update, Such As minimum System Requirements, enough Storage, Missing or damaged System Files, Corrupted Update Cache files etc. If you Are also experiencing similar problem, Fails to Upgrade To Windows 11 version 23H2 Here we have some applicable solutions to fix this.

Check the Minimum System Requirement

Before attempting to upgrade to Windows 11, it’s crucial to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements. Microsoft recommends the following system requirements to install Windows 11 update version 23H2 :

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RAM4 gigabytes (GB).
Storage64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
Graphics cardCompatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
DisplayHigh definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.
Internet connection and Microsoft accountWindows 11 Pro for personal use and Windows 11 Home require internet connectivity and a Microsoft account during the initial device set-up.

Also you can run PC Health Check tool provided by Microsoft to check your device is compatible for free upgrade or not.

PC health check tool

If your system doesn’t meet the requirements, consider upgrading your hardware or sticking with Windows 10. Also here is a tweak on how to bypass Windows 11 requirements and install on unsupported devices.

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Check have enough disk space

The next thing you need to check and Ensure that you have enough free disk space available on your system drive to accommodate the Windows 11 installation files. The upgrade process requires a significant amount of disk space, and insufficient space can lead to installation failures. Delete unnecessary files or move them to an external storage device to free up space.

Check Update Service is running

If for some reason you have disabled to Windows Update Service (to prevent Windows auto update installation purposes), Or The updates Service is not running This may also cause different Issues while upgrade To Windows 11 version 23H2.

  • Press Win + R, Type Services.msc and hit the enter key.
  • On Windows Services Scroll Down, Look for Windows update service.
  • If it’s running simply Right-click on it and select Restart.
  • Or if it’s not started then double-click on it, Change the startup type automatically,
  • And start the service next to service status.
  • click apply, OK and restart Windows, Now Try to upgrade to Windows 10 2023 update.

Make sure your system date and time plus regional settings are correct.

Also, make sure the Defer Upgrades option is not set to delay upgrades.

  • You can check this from Settings > Update & security. 
  • Then go to the Advanced option,
  • And here make sure to set the option for deferring updates to 0.

Toggle off the metered connection

Also check the internet isn’t set to metered connection, which may block the Windows 11 version 23H2 Update from installing on their computers.

  • You can Check the Metered connection From Settings
  • Network & Internet then Change connection properties
  • Here Toggle Set as metered connection is off.

Disable Third-Party Antivirus

Sometimes, third-party antivirus software can interfere with the installation process of Windows updates. Temporarily disable any third-party antivirus or security software installed on your system before attempting the upgrade. You can usually do this by right-clicking on the antivirus icon in the system tray and selecting “Disable” or “Pause protection.”

And most importantly disconnect VPN, if configured on your device.

Also, Run the System File Checker Tool to Scan And Restore Missing damaged System Files which may prevent Windows from upgrading to update. In addition check and fix disk drive errors, and bad Sectors using the CHKDSK command.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you encounter installation problems, use the built-in Windows Update troubleshooter to identify and fix any issues with the update process.

  • Open Windows Settings
  • Go to Update & Security then Troubleshoot.
  • Select Windows update and Run The Troubleshooter
  • This will start the diagnostic process, and restart the Windows update and its related services.
  • Check Windows update components for corruption and try to correct them.
  • After that restart Windows and try to upgrade to Windows 11 update.

windows update troubleshooter

Still, have failed to upgrade try to manually reset Windows update components.

Reset Windows Update components

If After Apply all the Above options still unable to upgrade to Windows 10 update? Try To Reset The Windows Update Components Such As the software Distributor Folder, and Catroor2 folder Where Windows store the important update files. If any of the update files are corrupted you may face different errors while downloading and installing updates. or Windows Update Stuck at any point while downloading and installing updates.

Reset Update Components

Open administrative Command Prompt and type the following commands one by one followed by enter key.

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

Reset windows update Components

At last Type, Exit to Close the Command Prompt window and reboot the machine.

Perform a Clean Boot

A clean boot starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs, which can help troubleshoot software conflicts that may be causing installation problems.

  • To perform a clean boot, type “msconfig” in the Windows search bar and press Enter.
  • In the System Configuration window, go to the “Services” tab, check the “Hide all Microsoft services” box, and click “Disable all.”
  • Then, go to the “Startup” tab and click “Open Task Manager.”
  • Disable startup items one by one, restarting your system after each one, until you identify the problematic software.

Use the Media Creation Tool

If all else fails, consider using the Media Creation Tool provided by Microsoft to create a bootable USB drive or ISO file for installing Windows 11 23H2. This tool can bypass certain installation problems encountered through the regular Windows Update process. Download the Media Creation Tool from the official Microsoft website, follow the on-screen instructions to create installation media, and then perform a clean install of Windows 11.

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