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Solved: Something Happened Error Code 80240020

Windows can’t continue the installation process Something Happened error or Windows 10 installation has failed The unhelpful error has appeared in multiple languages This Error is normally faced when we upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. In this post, we will discuss How to Fix and install windows 10 if you receive the Something Happened error message or Error Code 80240020.

How To fix Something Happened error

I search many websites, windows 10 forums, Windows 10 experts and see many youtube videos To solve This Error Something Happened windows can’t continue. Finally, I got some solutions for the same bellow are the steps to troubleshoot Error code 80240020 or something happened windows can’t continue.

Change Locale and Language Settings to English

If you see an Error message during the upgrade to windows 10 something happened windows can’t continue. Then make sure your Region and language setting are English (US)

To make Changes Press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the Start menu. Type in “Control Panel” in the search field to locate it and then launch the app. Click the Clock > Language > Region icon to bring up the new interface. Go to the Region section and select the Administrative tab.

Click on the Change System Locale button and set it to “English (US).” Restart your computer and then start the Windows 10 update process, which should now complete without any errors

Run the Windows Media Creation Tool as Administrator

Due to insignificant Rights to upgrade to windows 10 May This happens many times.  Try To  Run the Windows Media Creation Tool as “Administrator”, by right-clicking on the Media Creation Tool EXE file and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Now it should not give a “Something happened” error message.

Enable Required Services

This Error may Be Happen due to required services are not running or stopped. So Try To Start The Bellow Services or check These services are Running on the Windows Services window. To Check This on start menu Type services it will show services desktop app open it and check following services are running properly and the Startup type is set to “Automatic”

  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service
  • Server Workstation
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
  • IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
  • Automatic Updates OR Windows Update

If any or all of the above-mentioned services are not running or not set to Automatic, double-click on the service, set its Startup type to Automatic from the drop-down list, Apply the changes and click on the “Start” button to immediately start the service. Restart Windows and it should fix the issue.

Fix something happen Error Using Registry Editor

Try To Edit Registry editor to fix this error forcefully. Press WIN+R keys together to open the Run dialog box. Now type Regedit and press Enter to launch Registry Editor.

Note Before making any changes on registry files first make a backup of your registry database.

Now go to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsCurrent Version \WindowsUpdate \OSUpgrade

In right-side pane, create a new DWORD AllowOSUpgrade and set its value to 1, Close Registry Editor, and run Windows Update again.
Run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in “wuauclt.exe /update now”.

Now Windows 10 should appear on Windows Update and you can download and install it without any problem.

Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80240020/ 80070003

If you face Error Code 80240020/ 80070003 during upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 or 8 As shown below image.

This error message means the Windows 10 installation folder is unfinished and/or corrupted. Here is how to fix it. Go to “C: Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and delete everything in that folder. Run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in “wuauclt.exe /updatenow“. Go to Control Panel – Windows Update and Windows 10 should start re-downloading. And it will install or upgrade your windows 10 without any Error.

Disable or Uninstall Antivirus Program or Internet Security Suite

It might be possible that your antivirus or any other security suite program might be blocking the tool from downloading or installing Windows 10. So try to temporarily disable your antivirus or security suite program. If you can’t disable it, uninstall it from the “Control Panel -> Programs and Features” window.

Hope This Post Will Help To Fix your Something happens Error, Error code 80240020/ 80070003 During Upgrade to Windows 10. if this fixes your problem share it with your friends to fix them also. if any other option missing or which step of Troubleshooting worked for your comment below.

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