How to Fix the 80240020 Windows 10 Installation Error

With Windows 10 now live, a large number of people have already started upgrading their operating system to the latest iteration of Microsoft’s operating software. However, many people are complaining about receiving the 80240020 error during the upgrade. This error indicates that the installation folder is either unfinished or corrupted. We’ve got a couple of fixes for you so that you can get rid of this annoying problem and start feasting on the new Windows experience.

First Method

  1. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download, and delete every file or document present in it. Make sure that hidden items are checked so that everything can be removed.
  2. Once you are sure that you have deleted everything, restart/reboot your device.
  3. Now restart the installation process by clicking on Windows update. The Windows won’t show this error again.

Second Method

You may also fix the error by using the “Create Installation Media Tool” and upgrade Windows from inside. The first installation of Windows 10 is actually an upgrade install if you are switching from Windows 7 or 8.

Important Note: Microsoft servers are very busy at the moment, as people from all over the world are busy upgrading their Windows. If you are unable to install Windows 10 despite several attempts, then chances are there is an error in your hardware or internet connection. Also try using a new ISO tool in this situation.

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