Since the arrival of Windows 10, people are dying to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to 10. Sadly, some people are receiving a Windows 10 “Something Happened” error message while installing the latest update. Most of the people have been complaining about the error on forums, community, and groups. Luckily, we have found few working solution to fix Something happened Windows 10 installation has failed.

If you are reading this article then you might be looking for the solutions to successfully install the Windows 10 by getting rid of the annoying “something happened” error message with the blue screen. After reading some complaints regarding the issue on the Forum and community pages, we have tested few solutions and its works good. Let’s share you few working solution of “Something Happened” Windows 10 failure to installation error message.

How to Fix Something Happened Error Message in Windows 10 Upgrade

How to Fix Windows 10 “Something Happened” Error Message

Solution #1: Change Region and Language

Let’s start with the first solution from Microsoft is changing the local region and language. Hence, our first suggestion to fix “something happened” error message in change region setting on your computer. Sometimes, the error may occur due to your location is different than the setup that you have downloaded for Windows 10. Just follow these steps to change region settings.

Step #1. Go to start menu and search Control Panel in a search bar then click on “Control Panel”.

Open Control Panel in Windows PCStep #2. Click on Clock, Language and Region.

Click on Clock, Language, and Region in Windows PCStep #3. Next, click on Change Location under the Region section.

Click on Change Location in Windows PCStep #4. Change the home location to United State and click Apply and then OK.

Change the Home Location and Apply then Click OKStep #5. Go Back to Change Location – Go to AdministrativeChanges System locale..and then Change the English (India) to language to English (United States). Click on OK.

Click on Changes System locale in Windows PC

Change the English India to United State in Windows PCSolution #2: Run Media Creative Tools as Administrator

If you want to install Windows 10 update, you will need to use the Administrator account for upgrading. If you are stuck on the “something happened” error message while upgrading Windows 10, then you should try to run Media Creative Tools as Administrator.

Step #1. Locate MediaCreativeTools and right click on it.

Step #2. Select Run as Administrator from the short windows.

Run as Administrator MediaCreationTool in Windows PCThat’s it! Now you can try again the updating process, you won’t see the “something error” message again.

Solution #3: Disable or Uninstall antivirus software and internet security suite

If you are using anti-virus software on your computer, it is quite good for your system protection. But, sometimes the anti-virus software may not allow any process or apps to install in your system. So, when you are trying to update to Windows 10, then the installed anti-virus might be the reason of “something happened” error. Thus, try to turn off anti-virus software.

Steps to disable anti-virus software

Step #1. Go to start menu and type Windows Defender Settings in a search bar then click on “Windows Defender Settings.”

Open Window Defender settings in Windows PCStep #2. Toggle off all protection services such are real-time protection, cloud-based protection, automatic sample submission and more.

Turn Off All three Option in Windows PCSteps to uninstall anti-virus software

Step #1. Go to start menu and type Control Panel in a search bar then click on “Control Panel”.

Open Control Panel in Windows PCStep #2. Click on ProgramsProgram and Features.

Click on Programs in Windows PC

Click on Programs and Features in Windows PCStep #3. Look for the Antivirus software and right-click then Click on Uninstall.

Uninstall Antivirus in Windows PCOnce you disable or uninstall the anti-virus software, you can easily install the Windows 10 update on your PC.

Solution #4: Check that some mandatory services are running

Sometimes while upgrading to the new version of OS, there are some services should be required to run on your PC. Hence, here is the process to check that the services are running in proper ways or not.

Step #1. Go to start menu and type Service in a search bar then click on “Service.”

Open Services in WIndows PCStep #2. Once the Service tool opens, check that following services are running:

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

Step #3. Find out above-mentioned services and double click on it.

Double Click on ServerStep #4. Check that Startup Type section is set as Automatic; if not then set it to Automatic. And if the service is not running then you click on Start button to begin the service. Click on Apply and then OK.

Setup Automatic in Startup type option and Apply and Click on OK in WindowsAfter completing the above process, you need to restart your computer and start again the Windows 10 installation process.

Solution #5: Make sure you that you enough of space

Whenever you update your system, you should always need enough storage to run the new update version. But, sometimes if you don’t have much space on your computer and you try to install the update then obviously there would something happened on your PC. Therefore, before going to install the Windows 10 on your computer, ensure that you have minimum 20 GB of free space on Windows C drive. If you don’t have too much space on C drive, then you can temporarily move your C drive data to another disk.

Solution #6: Check that Taskbar is set at the bottom.

“Something happened” windows 10 installation failed error appears when the Taskbar is not located at the bottom of the screen. Thus, before moving to the process to install Windows 10 update, you should set the Taskbar at the bottom of your desktop. If the Taskbar is not positioned at the right place, then follow this process to set at the bottom.

Step #1. Go to start menu and search Taskbar and Navigation in a search bar then click on “Taskbar and Navigation.”

Open Taskbar and Navigation in Windows PCStep #2. Set the Taskbar location on screen at the Bottom and Click on Apply then OK.

Choose Bottom in Taskbar location on screen option then Apply and clik on OKHope you have found the perfect solution to form the above solutions. If you are still struggling with the same issue, you can ask us in the comments section.