There are a lot of reasons why there are installation errors, especially on Windows 10. When it comes to the installation process, Windows 10 is vulnerable to glitches, mistakes, and hardware errors – either you want to upgrade or install a driver, when Windows 10 detects something is wrong, the installation process won’t be smooth, especially for a non-tech savvy person.

Fortunately, the following are the top two common Windows 10 installation problems that are easy to fix; you should try these out.

#1: Couldn’t Update System Reserved Partition

The System Reserved Partition performs critical system recovery. It accesses the recovery environment that allows the users to perform basic start-up repair, accesses the command prompt, memory diagnostics, and restore system image.

If there is an issue with the system reserved partition on Windows 10, it requires the system partition to be around 500 – 600 MBs. You can resolve the system issue with the following steps:

  • Disconnect non-essential devices that are attached to the computer; this includes the printer, scanner, and more.
  • Disable the installed anti-virus utilities, the non-essential services, as well as, the startup programs.
  • Try to remove or reduce the amount of installed RAM into a single memory stick.
  • Disconnect multiple hard disks.
  • Make sure that your system has enough disk space; Windows 10 requires a minimum of 16 GBs, which is 32 bit. Also, make sure that your system has met the minimum system requirements to make the Windows 10 run.
    • The processor should be at least 1 GHz
    • RAM should be at 1 GB (32-bit)
    • Free hard disk space at 16 GB
    • Graphics card must be Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device that has a WDDM driver.
    • Internet Access
    • A Microsoft account
  • Make sure to use the right partition during set-up.
  • Restore the redirected Personal folders to the original location.

#2: Error 0xC1900101-0x20017

This error often prompts when the master boot record is corrupted.

The Master Boot Record (MBR) contains the operating system’s boot details. If an error occurs during windows 10 Upgrade this indicates that the drivers and the Network adapter’s drivers have problems. So, here are the steps you should do:

  • Check the date and time settings
  • Make sure that the hard disk space is enough; your device should have at least 20 GB to upgrade. To free your disk space, you have to use the Disk Cleanup.
  • Install the updated or the latest drivers.
  • Temporarily uninstall or disable security software that is non-Microsoft (any Antivirus or the Firewall).
  • Disable the Hard Drive Encryption
  • Disconnect external devices (USB, Printers, and more)
  • Make sure to disable the Bluetooth adapter or any connected Wireless devices from the BIOS settings.
  • Place the Windows 10 installation disc to the disc drive and start the computer.
  • You should press indicated key when you receive a prompt “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”
  • Select the right time, language, keyboard, or any required input prompt.
  • Click the “Repair your Computer” prompt.
  • Click the OS (operating system) that you want to repair.
  • Then, type BOOTREC/FIXMBR and then press the Enter button.
  • The next command should be BOOTREC/FIXBOOT and then press the enter button.
  • Lastly, you should type Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All, and then press the enter button.

If this won’t work, you have to consult the experts; there could be other system problems that need an update.