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 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”.
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.
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.”
Step #1. Go to start menu and type Control Panel in a search bar then click on “Control Panel”.
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.”
- Automatic Updates OR Windows Update
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service
- TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
- IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
Step #3. Find out above-mentioned services and double click on it.
Step #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.
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.”