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 2023 update is stuck downloading or Getting Different Errors like We couldn’t install Windows 11 etc.

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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

If you have a new System Skip This Step, Or if you are using an old Computer or Laptop And try To upgrade/Install Windows 11 updates. So make Sure that meet the minimum system requirement to upgrade to Windows 11 version 23H2.

Microsoft recommends the following system requirements to install Windows 11 update version 23H2 :

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RAM 4 gigabyte (GB).
Storage 64 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 firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
Graphics card Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.
Internet connection and Microsoft account Windows 11 Pro for personal use and Windows 11 Home require internet connectivity and a Microsoft account during initial device set-up.

Check have enough disk space

Also As Discussed on System Requirements, There is a minimum of 12 GB of free Storage space Required To upgrade, Install Windows 10 version 22H2. So make sure you have enough Free Disk Space, If not you can run the storage sense To clear unnecessary junk, Cache, and System Error files, Or move Some Data from the Desktop or download the Folder to External Devices To free up The Disk 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.

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

  • You can check this from Settings > Update & security. 
  • Then go to 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 security software

Disable or temporarily uninstall third-party antivirus and firewall (if exist), because they may also block the update. 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 Update Troubleshooter

Run Windows update Troubleshooter following the steps below. That probably automatically detects and fixes the problems feature update to install.

  • 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 2023 update? Try To Reset The Windows Update Components Such As the software Distributor Folder, Catroor2 folder Where Window 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.

Now Try to upgrade To Windows 10 2023 update via Upgrade Assistant, Or using the Media Creation Tool.

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