How to solve something happened Error When Upgrading to Windows 10?

by Alexa Is McAfee Cloud

When updating to Windows 10, several users are getting an error message saying “Something happened” which causes your OS installation to fail. However, we analyzed the issue and presenting several fixes to solve this error. Here is how the error can be fixed easily:

How to solve something happened Error When Upgrading to Windows 10?

Fix 1 – Ensure that You Are Logged into Administrator account

While updating your OS to Windows 10, you should use an Administrator account to get the work done properly. 

Otherwise you will continue to get the Something happened error message.

Moreover also ensure that you are using Media Creation Tool with the administrator permits.

Here is how to do that, just obey these instructions:

1.      Look for the Media Creation Tool .exe file.

2.      Now run it by making a right-click on it.

3.      Head to Run as administrator when the menu appears. 


 Fix 2 – Turn Off or Remove the Antivirus 

The third party antivirus you are using is likely to cause the issue on your PC by modifying system permissions and files. So sometimes it can affect the Windows 10 updating or installation process by denying system permission or restrict the usage of specific system files. This happens because antivirus programs are designed in such a way to prevent unknown or suspicious modifications on your system. However it can sometimes prevent the genuine modifications mistakenly due to lack of required certificates. This can result in error message something happened and you can solve it by disabling or uninstalling the program temporary. Once the Windows 10 upgrade completes, you will be able to reinstall the antivirus you are removing.  

Fix 3 – Check the Available Space

Windows 10 upgrade requires plenty of free space on your Windows PC. You must have at least 30 GB- 40 GB free space in the C drive or system partition to install the Windows 10. 

If the space is not available sufficiently for the operating system installation, then create it by deleting unnecessary files or moving large files to another drives.  

Something Happened Installation Failed of Windows 10 

Fix 1 – Change the system Settings

The wrongly configured settings can cause failure while installing new operating system such as Windows 10 to your PC. Here is how to tweak the settings to successfully install it:

1.      Head to Region in the Control Panel.

2.      Navigate to Administrative tab and then make your way to the Change system locale option.

3.      Now you will be redirected to the Settings tab.

4.      Inside Current system locale, ensure that English (United States) is chosen.

5.      Hit the OK button to make the changes.

6.      Hit Apply and then OK.

7.      Reboot the computer.

8.      Start the Media Download Tool and then download the Windows 10 ISO from the scratch.


Fix 2– Set English the default language

Sometimes the other languages Windows installation packs can be buggy or corrupted since the English is the most commonly used language. The English language setup can’t be wrongly constructed since it is the mainstream. You can simply try to install the same version of Windows 10 you are installing in the English language to make the installation successful. When you choose the English as your default language during the installation setup it creates a huge difference.

It is possible that the other language you are using may contain some missing codes or essential OS functional files. To fix them up, all you have to do is choose the English language. 

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