installation of Windows 20H2 has failed 0x80004005

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  1. Posts : 20
    win10
       #1

    installation of Windows 20H2 has failed 0x80004005


    The installation of Windows 20H2 has failed (current version 1909). After downloading from Windows Update site and ran it, it produced an error code 0x80004005 and suggested to try again. But that also failed.
    The SetupDiagResults.log file shows the following error message
    Error: SetupDiag reports abrupt down-level failure.
    Last Operation: Finalize
    Error: 0x80004005 - 0x60016
    LogEntry: 2021-03-14 08:52:54, Error SP Operation failed: Update Boot Code. Error: 0x80004005[gle=0x000000b7]
    What does it mean and how can I succeed in installing the 20H2 version?
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  2. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 pro 64 Bit Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.844)
       #2

    nanatsu said:
    The installation of Windows 20H2 has failed (current version 1909). After downloading from Windows Update site and ran it, it produced an error code 0x80004005 and suggested to try again. But that also failed.
    The SetupDiagResults.log file shows the following error message
    Error: SetupDiag reports abrupt down-level failure.
    Last Operation: Finalize
    Error: 0x80004005 - 0x60016
    LogEntry: 2021-03-14 08:52:54, Error SP Operation failed: Update Boot Code. Error: 0x80004005[gle=0x000000b7]
    What does it mean and how can I succeed in installing the 20H2 version?
    I dont like 20H2 lots of issues download 21H1 and Clean install. Runs smooth as butter, they fixed ALOT of issues. If you want a Legal Link let me know.
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  3. Posts : 39,996
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    Please run:

    Tuneup.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    LOGS.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.

    Upgrade_failure_info.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.

    V2 and DM: BSOD - Posting Instructions
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  4. Posts : 20
    win10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Windows 10 version 21H1


    Hi, imanalien,
    Is there such a thing, a newer version? Please let me know how to get hold of it.
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  5. Posts : 841
    Win 10
       #5

    nanatsu said:
    LogEntry: 2021-03-14 08:52:54, Error SP Operation failed: Update Boot Code. Error: 0x80004005[gle=0x000000b7]
    What does it mean and how can I succeed in installing the 20H2 version?
    This means that there is a problem updating the boot configuration.

    Do you want to keep updating or do a clean reinstallation?

    If you want to update, it won't work with a 21h1 ISO either.


    Friendly greetings
    Sorry for any mistakes. English is not my native language.
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  6. Posts : 20
    win10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi, Tekkie Boy,
    Your remarks are confusing! Your opinion is different from imanalien's.
    Are you saying that updating will not work? Why then does MS offer updates instead of suggesting a clean install?
    What do you mean by a clean reinstallation? Do I have to get a new disk for Windows 10 with 21H1 version? Where can I get it?
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  7. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #7

    @nanatsu

    FYI, the error means, updating boot code failed because some file already exists:
    Code:
    .\err* 0x000000b7
    # for hex 0xb7 / decimal 183
      BOOTLOG_ENABLED                                                bugcodes.h
      ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS                                           winerror.h
    # Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
    This could mean "something" was in use by system such that OS would have to be taken offline before updating said file/code.

    - - - Updated - - -

    For example it could have been used by anti virus, in which case disabling AV would work, but hard to guess what was using it.
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  8. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #8

    nanatsu said:
    What do you mean by a clean reinstallation? Do I have to get a new disk for Windows 10 with 21H1 version? Where can I get it?
    You need a USB stick for 20H2.
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
    Clean Install Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 841
    Win 10
       #9

    nanatsu said:
    Hi, Tekkie Boy,
    Are you saying that updating will not work? Yes, not even if you are using a 21h1 ISO. As long as the problem is not resolved.

    What do you mean by a clean reinstallation? I mean new Windows installation with formatting the hard drive.
    It sounded to me as if you wanted to consider imanalien's suggestion and reinstall Windows from scratch.

    I gave them no reason to answer in what I saw as a harsh tone.

    I just wanted to know what you want to do now? Update or new installation?


    zBook will be able to help you.

    Take care
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  10. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #10

    You don't have to manually format an HDD/SSD before clean installation because Windows Setup will do it automatically. You just have to delete the existing partitions.
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