UPGRADING FROM V.1803 to V.1903 ERROR CODE: 0xc1900205

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 V.1803

    UPGRADING FROM V.1803 to V.1903 ERROR CODE: 0xc1900205

    Additional info: SETUP (FAIL) window attached. I have made an image of my laptop using Macrium. It is on an external HD. Even then, as a non-techie, I would be unsure how to reinstall it. Is this upgrade issue fixable or should I opt to pay for official MS support to do it remotely? Kinda disappointed having only bought it less than 6 months ago...

    My system: HP Pavilion Laptop 15 cs1xxx
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8265u
    RAM: 8GB
    64 bit
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails UPGRADING FROM V.1803 to V.1903 ERROR CODE: 0xc1900205-windows-10-set-up-file.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 35,412
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, welcome to tenforums.

    Forgive my curiosity, but what exactly did you buy 6 months ago?
    - the laptop
    - a Windows license
    - something else..

    If you bought the laptop 6 months ago it's a little unfortunate it still had build 1803 on it, but quite possible of course.

    It looks as if you are trying to do a manual upgrade, especially given one aspect of the error message at the bottom of your screenshot.

    The option chosen- to delete everything- seems a curious choice. Is that what you wish to do?

    Have you been offered the feature update by Windows Update?

    If you wish to update manually, you can, for example, use the
    Microsoft Media Creation tool (Google it)
    and choose to download an iso file, for example.

    That will be build 1903.

    To use that, log in as normal.
    - rt click the iso file
    - click Mount (not Mount will not be available if you have associated iso's with any other program)
    - open the new drive letter in file explorer
    - double click setup.exe to start the upgrade

    Great that you're using Macrium R.
    Did you create the disk image before attempting the upgrade and when all was working well?
    And is it a disk image of Windows - all the partitions created by a Windows install - or only your Windows partition?
    UPGRADING FROM V.1803 to V.1903 ERROR CODE: 0xc1900205-snap-2019-09-06-13.56.55.png
    - note all are ticked

    Note- other circumstances can give rise to that error mesage, but first let's make sure you have a current iso file, just to take the simplest possibility.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 V.1803
    Thread Starter

    Thank you dalchina. In answer to your points:
    1. I bought a new laptop with a Windows license (see attachment). I have been offered the update and initially tried to install from there. This did not work, so I downloaded the Update Assistant, which is what generated the above fail messages. The above message did not give me the choice to do either of the other two options, so, naturally, I did not proceed.
    As regards, the Macrium Image I thought I had created, there is nothing in the folder on the external drive! There is, however, the Windows generated ESD files that can be seen in the attachment. Am not sure if these were created by Macrium or a Windows tool. Now I see from your screenshot exactly what kind of image I should try to create with Macrium. In any case, do you recommend using both Macrium and Microsoft Media Creation tool, or is one of them enough? If I could do all this automatically, I would. I certainly am not setting out to do a manual upgrade - as I say, I am not very IT literate. Look forward to your reply and appreciate greatly your ongoing help in this matter.
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    Last edited by VirtualRecluse; 06 Sep 2019 at 22:29. Reason: adding one attachment
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  4. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    The image in the opening post had the keep nothing box checked.
    The result is similar to clean install where drivers and applications need to be reinstalled.
    Consider a clean install > delete all partitions making an unallocated drive > reinstall drivers and applications

    For Windows upgrade failures these are options:
    a) troubleshoot
    b) reset save files or reset save files equivalent
    c) clean install

    At this time you may be able to perform a reset save files equivalent with a bootable Windows 10 iso.

    If you want to troubleshoot that can also be done.

    0XC1900205 MOSETUP_E_COMPAT_MIGCHOICE_CANCEL The user has chosen to cancel because the system does not pass the requirements for desired migration choice.

    For troubleshooting:

    1) There are log collectors used in another forum room.
    Run each V2 and DM and upload results into this thread:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions

    2) Find two flash drives that you can format (> or = 8 GB).

    3) Create a bootable Windows 10 iso 1903:

    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    4) Create a bootable windows 10 iso that matches the current version: 1803

    Windows Download - #1 Windows ISO Download Source
    Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
    TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)

    Plan to perform an in place upgrade repair with the matching iso.
    Additional steps will be provided before the upgrade attempt.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 V.1803
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your help. In the end, Microsoft support did it remotely and I now have version 1903 installed. Unfortunately, in doing so, the upgrade uninstalled Office, so I now have to commence the struggle once more.
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  6. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Did they run proprietary software or commands?
    And they report the findings?
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