How to fix Windows 10 21H2 aka November 2021 update common problems (Troubleshooting Guide)

Microsoft Roll out The Windows 10 November 2021 update for everyone and has been available for all compatible devices. The is another large update for Windows 10 Touches every corner of the OS. If you upgraded your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, you get this new update free. Also, All PCs that came with Windows 10 installed on them get the update too. If you’ve not upgraded yet, you can grab a copy of the latest build directly from Microsoft’s website. But Some Users Report the upgrade process does not go well for them, face Different errors, Upgrade process Stuck, system apps missing, etc. To Deal with issues like this, we have covered How to fix Windows 10 21H2 aka November 2021 update common problems, which helps to make the upgrade process smoother.

Windows 10 November 2021 update problems

Most of the time users Report upgrade process fails with different Errors, Or Update downloads are stuck At any point which may mostly cause if the update cache gets corrupted, not have enough free space. Also, Some Users Report windows do not perform well, Apps not responding, etc. There is a number of reasons for these problems, Here we have collected some common problems with solutions.

Update Not Available

Make Sure Windows Update Service Running: If Microsoft has not offered you The October 2020 update yet, There May Be blocking some machines from updating due to known issues. Such As Making sure Windows Update Service is Running.

  • To Check this open Windows services by pressing win + R, Type services.msc, and hit enter.
  • Scroll Down look for windows update service double click on it change startup type automatic and Run the service next to service status.

Make Sure You don’t defer Windows 10 Feature updates: If Due to any Reason you have enabled the Defer update (Delay update) this may also cause updates not Available for you.

You Can check this from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows update -> Advanced Options -> Make Sure there is no delay option set.

Make Sure All Available Updates Installed: If you’re not running the November 2021 Update, check the Windows Update manager to ensure no issues exist with your old updates. Head to Settings > Update and security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

Manually Upgrade: Also Microsoft Released Upgrade Assistant Tool and official media Creation Tool to make the Upgrade process smoother and easier. You Can manually Upgrade To Windows 10 November update using this tools.

If Nothing Working you can Download Windows 10 ISO And perform a clean installation.

Upgrade Stuck Downloading updates

If the upgrade Process is Stuck While Downloading or installing updates. Then First make sure you have enough disk space to download the updates (minimum 30 GB Free Disk Space). Have a Good Stable Internet connection To Download the Update files from Microsoft Server.

Also, Microsoft Released an Official update troubleshooting tool, Which helps to check and fix Windows update Related problems itself. Download and Run the Tool, Restart windows again try the upgrade process. Or If the updated Database gets corrupted you may face windows update stuck downloading Try to Reset Update Components.

Upgrade Fail with Different Error Codes

Also For some users, Windows 10 November 2021 update may fail due to a number of different error codes. Here are the most common Update installation Errors with solutions.

Error code 0x800F0922

If The upgrade process failed with error code 0x800F0922 pop up on your screen. Then maybe you’re not connected to the Microsoft servers, ( Internet connection Gets disconnected ) or you don’t have sufficient Disk space in your in the System Reserved partition.

Make Sure you Are connected to the Internet, and it’s working properly. also try to disable VPN connection and Security Software ( Antivirus, anti-malware ) while Running the upgrade process. Also, make sure your antivirus software hasn’t stored data in the System Reserved partition. If your partition is full, Try To Resize it using free partition manager tools.

We couldn’t install Windows 10 21H2 0x8007002C-0x400D

Some Users Report The installation Failed with Error like We couldn’t install Windows 10 November update 0x8007002C-0x400D. This may cause due to Third-party Application Conflict, Security Software,  Disk Drive Errors, not enough storage space, incompatible driver,  system files corruption, etc.

To Deal with Errors like this, we have to perform Different Actions such as Reset windows update components, run an Update troubleshooting tool, Disable Third-party Applications,  check Driver conflict, Repair Corrupted system files, etc. Here we have covered a post to fix We couldn’t install Windows 20H2 update 0x8007002C-0x400D.

0x80070070 – 0x50011, 0x80070070 – 0x50012, 0x80070070 – 0x60000, and 0x80070008

These types of error codes indicate a lack of Disk space on your hard drive. The Upgrade and installation process Require minimum of 8GB of free disk space for temporary files for installation purpose. If you Don’t have enough Free disk space, use the Disk Cleanup tool to delete Unnecessary files. Also move some Data From C drive ( Desktop, Documents, Images, videos ) to External Drive to free up the system installation Drive And try to upgrade the process. This time Windows will automatically detect it and use it for the temporary files.

0xC1900200 – 0x20008, 0xC1900202 – 0x20008

These Error codes 0xC1900200 – 0x20008, 0xC1900202 – 0x20008 indicate your System hardware does not meet the Windows Creators Update’s minimum system requirements. Make Sure your system meets the minimum system requirements below.

Processor 1GHz or faster CPU or System on a Chip (SoC).
RAM 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit.
Hard drive space 32GB for 64-bit or 32-bit.
Graphics DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
Display resolution 800×600.
Networking Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter.

Error Code 0xC1900101

An error code starting with 0xC1900101 indicates a driver problem. And The following errors are some of the most known ones: 0xC1900101 – 0x20004, 0xC1900101 – 0x2000c, 0xC1900101 – 0x20017, 0xC1900101 – 0x30018, 0xC1900101 – 0x3000D, 0xC1900101 – 0x4000D, 0xC1900101 – 0x40017.

To Deal Issues Like This open Device manager and Right-click on the problematic driver, marked with a yellow warning sign select uninstall. then Try to upgrade / Install Windows 10 November 2021 update. Alternatively, visit the manufacturer’s website, download the latest available driver and update the outdated drivers especially ( graphics driver, Network Adapter, and Audio driver ).

Accidentally restarted computer during Upgrade

Especially with an unexpected power outage for desktop PCs without a UPS Machine Get Restarted, Shutdown and next start we’ll get the error code: 0x80200056. The only thing we have to do is restart the update but This time, be more careful.

Black screen during installation

For Some Users The upgrade Process Stuck with a Black Screen for hours, Bad driver or a faulty update can be responsible for this issue. We recommend waiting a few more hours and letting windows complete the process or Unplug all your peripherals, except for the keyboard, mouse, and monitor and try the upgrade process.

Windows activation fails

After Successfully Upgrade To Windows 10 November 2021 update, Some users Report a windows activation problem. You Can Resolve this issue By running the Activation Troubleshooting tool from Settings ->  Update & Security -> Activation -> Troubleshoot.

Start menu issues

Also, Some users Report Windows 10 Start menu has some problems after the update. Users reported that icons and live tiles are missing, Start menu Now Working event not open when clicking on start menu icon. To Fix Issues like This we have covered a post Fix Windows 10 Start menu not working After Windows 10 21H2 update upgrade.

Or Simply Reset Windows 10 Start menu by opening Windows PowerShell As administrator and Type command bellow hit enter to execute the command. After that Restart windows and check the Start menu working properly.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Reinstall or re-register default Windows apps in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge Problems

Again Some Users Report After Windows 10 November 2021 update Microsoft edge Browser Get Disappeared, Not opening when clicking on edge browser icon or the edge web browser running very Slow.

There are a number of reasons behind this issue such as browser cache, cookies, Edgdatabasese corrupted, etc. to deal with this issue try to repair and Reset option from Settings ->Apps-> Apps & Features -> Select edge browser -> click Advanced options -> Then first try Repair. If the problem is not fixed then click the Reset option to Set the edge browser setting to the default setup.

reset edge

If all Above failed then Try to Re-install Edge Browser, Open PowerShell ( Admin ) type the command below, and hit enter. Then after restarting windows, this will fix edge browser problems.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

Restore Missing Apps

Some Users Report Windows 10 November 2021 update rendered some apps inaccessible for them. Apps showing on Start menu search but when clicking on it it won’t open or fail with a different error code. Also, Try to install the app from the Microsoft store it shows the app is already installed on your machine.

To Fix This issue First try Repair the App from Start > Settings -> Apps and Features in the left-hand menu -> Select the problematic App -> Advanced options -> Try Repair or Reset option.

Reinstall The App form Settings -> Settings -> Apps and Features in the left-hand menu -> Select the problematic App -> click Uninstall. Then open the Windows Store and Reinstall the app.

To Deal With a number of Apps

If you are having problem with number of apps then simply open powerShell As administrator then perform Fallowing commands one by one, After that Restart windows.

  • reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel\Migration\TileStore” /va /f
  • get-appxpackage -packageType bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
  • $bundlefamilies = (get-appxpackage -packagetype Bundle).packagefamilyname
  • get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmanifest.xml”)}

If having the issue like After Windows 10 November 2021 update, There may be different Reason Behind this issue may due to system file corruption, Low disk spaces issue, Any apps running / Stuck at the background, Disk Drive errors, Installed device driver is not compatible with current windows version etc.

Run System file checker to fix and repair corrupted system files. open windows services by pressing Win + R, type services.msc, and hit the enter key. now Double click on the following services changes startup type disable and Stop the services next to services status. ( Windows update, BITS, Superfetch )

If you think you are satisfied with the New windows version then, you can Delete windows.old folder to save and free up lots of disk space. Also update Device drivers especially ( Display, Network Adapter, Audio ). Stop background running apps from Settings -> privacy -> Background Apps and Turn off all background running apps. Also Run Third-party system optimizer Tool like Ccleaner to clean junk, Cookies, System error files, and Fix Corrupted Registry Entries.

Startup and Shutdown Take Time

If you notice After upgrading to Windows 10 November update Windows Start up or Shut down takes a long time. This is mostly caused due to the Fast Startup feature, ( hybrid shutdown Feature ). Users Report By disabling the Fast startup Feature they are able to fix a number of Startup problems, BSOD Errors include Startup shutdown takes long time issue.

To Disable Fast startup Feature open Control panel -> power options -> Choose what the power buttons do -> Change settings that are currently unavailable -> then uncheck the Fast startup option.

Fast Startup

Roll Back Windows to the previous Version

If after upgrading To Windows 10 November 2021 update, Having a number of issues and are not happy with the current windows version then you have the option to Roll Back Windows to the previous Windows version.

Note: If you’re dealing with a problem you can’t fix, you have only 10 days to roll back to your previous Windows installation. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10 click Get started.

I hope This Windows 10 November 2021 update Troubleshooting Guide help to Make the Upgrade process smoother. and you can easily upgrade to Windows 10 November 2021 update. If you face any different Errors which not covers in this post share them with us in the comments. We try our best to help you and update the Error in this post. Also, Read

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