May 2004 fails with Erroe: 0xc1900223


  1. Posts : 18,152
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    May 2004 fails with Erroe: 0xc1900223


    I have good, up to date Macrium backups. I have WinAero installed and used it to disable driver updates. I also use a 3rd party HOSTS file.

    Yesterday I was offered the 2004 Feature Update, which failed at 96% of "Getting Things Ready", with the error: 0xc1900223.

    So... I restored from the latest backup, removed the 3rd party HOSTS file, and set WinAero to allow driver updates.
    After the restore from backup... I was again offered the May 2004 Feature Update, and it failed again... same error.

    I clicked Try Again, and it just did a check for regular updates, and gave me a green check mark and said I was up to date. No errors.



    I'm assuming there was some compatibility issue other than the 3rd party HOSTS file and the disabled driver updates.

    I've tweaked a lot of things in Windows 10, but I can't think of anything that would qualify as incompatible.



    The only other things I can think of would be MBR disk or Bitdefender Internet Security 2020.









    After some Googling of the error, I assume that Microsoft will tweak some things and then someday offer me the May 2004 Feature Update again?
    Last edited by Ghot; 19 Jun 2020 at 06:47.
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  2. Posts : 35,447
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    Simply searching for that error number gives this:
    Fix Error 0xc1900223 When Installing Windows 10 Updates >> Winhelponline

    which might suggest you have a problem connecting to MS servers- or maybe not.

    I assume that Microsoft will tweak some things and then someday offer me the May 2004 Feature Update again?
    - this could well prove very optimistic.

    Note first that there are known bugs in 2004 which may or may not affect you after a successful update.
    The News section carries informative threads per update per build and per feature update:
    Known and Resolved issues for Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004

    It might be wise to wait a while before upgrading e.g. until after the first major update is released.

    Considering the article and your error number, you could try upgrading manually- i.e. download the iso file for 2004, upgrade using that without accepting updates at the same time.

    Looking at your disk, you have no recovery partition. Whilst that can be the case with MBR installations, I'm unfamiliar with whether the seeming lack of space for one might cause a problem.

    How much free disk space do you have on C: ?

    Bitdefender Internet Security 2020.
    A standard recommendation - more particularly when ugrading e.g. from '7 to '10, say, is to remove 3rd party AV. You could research as to whether this may be an issue in others' experience of upgrading to 2004.

    For more- see the various logs produced by the upgrade attempt - however these are not diagnostic and may or may not help.

    Whilst you can try this:
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10
    it may not be relevant to this scenario.
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  3. Posts : 18,152
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    I did my research. None of the 2004 issues should affect me. Also I have C: on a 200GB partition with 175GB free.

    The regular updates work fine, It was just this 2004 FU that had the problem. I definitely DON'T want to do a 2004 install. I'd rather just wait until MS fixes this. I have no need for the 2004 FU as far as I know.

    Lastly, this Win 10 install is only like a month old. It's on a brand new SSD as well.

    The reason I thought it might be the HOSTS file, is precisely because I read about the "not connecting to MS servers" possibility. The reason I "enabled" the MS driver updates was for a similar reason. I thought maybe there was something driver related in the 2004 FU.

    I think the next time they offer it to me, I'll try disabling Bitdefender Internet Security as well.

    I just ran sfc /scannow and for the firt time it found errors... and repaired them. I'm thinking the 2004 FU more than likely caused the errors, as this is the first time I've EVER had any errors on sfc /scannow.
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  4. Posts : 35,447
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       #4

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Feel free to try again- I commend the manual approach.
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  5. Posts : 18,152
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       #5

    dalchina said:
    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Feel free to try again- I commend the manual approach.


    Yeah... I love the "manual approach". So I guess now I just have to wait till they offer it again. The only reason I even tried to install the 2004 FU was because I do have good backups.

    I got hooked on backup software back in 2002 I believe. I really loved Norton Ghost 2003. It was simple, no frills and just worked flawlessly.

    Then ofc, the programmers, hoping for job security, started adding everything and the kitchen sink. I do like Macrium Reflect 7. It runs one process and one service. I was gonna go with AOMEI, but it started going the way of Acronis. Too many processes and services.

    Anyway, I'll update this when MS decides to offer me the 2004 FU again.


    Thanks :)
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  6. Posts : 1,604
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    I'm sure it won't make you feel any better Ghot, but I have the exact error number. Windows keeps offering the update...pretty sure they're just teasing me!
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    Jacee said:
    I'm sure it won't make you feel any better Ghot, but I have the exact error number. Windows keeps offering the update...pretty sure they're just teasing me!



    According to the Google results I've seen... when the 2004 FU fails, they flag it for compatibility issues and it's back to the drawing board for MS.

    Apparently, MS is getting tired of the bad press concerning the FUs. So if it gets flagged they try to fix w/e the compatibility issue happens to be, and then offer it again.
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  8. Posts : 1,604
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    Neither one of my desktop HP computers are even a year old yet! Some "older" computers are compatible with this 2004 update, but not my recent two.

    I really don't see anything in new "features" that I can't live without in this build. I'm trying to live with it, but I've never had a problem with updating with any of my previous computers, builds... plus testing.

    Gotta get rid of my OCD on this.
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