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How do I fix the error that says, "Windows 10 couldn't be installed. Error code 80200056"?

Published on April 13th, 2022

This error code indicates that the installation process has been interrupted, typically because of a problem with the computer's hardware. In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the affected component; in others, a simple reboot may suffice. In either case, it is important to contact Microsoft support for assistance in resolving the issue.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. First, close any programs that you're not using. This includes any windows updates or programs that are running in the background.
  2. Next, click Start and then click on the Windows logo.
  3. In the Windows10 search bar, type "power."
  4. When the Power Options window appears, click on the Restart button.
  5. After your computer restarts, enter your administrator password to continue.
  6. When the computer restarts, you should see a screen that says "Windows has started up again."
  7. After Windows10 has started up again, click on the Start button and then go to the Settings menu.
  8. Click on Update and Security.
  9. Under Windows Update, click on the Check for updates button.
  10. If there are any updates to install, you'll be prompted to choose which ones to install.
  11. After the updates have been installed, click on the Repair your computer button.
  12. After the repairs have been completed, Windows10 should start up normally.

2. Check for updates and install any available updates

First open the "Windows Update" app and check for updates. If there are any available updates, click on the "Install updates" button. Once the updates are installed, restart your computer.

3. Run the Windows 10 installation media creation tool and create an installation media

  1. Open the Windows 10 installation media creation tool by going to Start -> All Programs -> Windows 10 Installation Media Creation Tool.
  2. On the welcome screen, click on the button to start the tool.
  3. On the main screen, click on the button to choose the language and edition of Windows 10 you want to create installation media for.
  4. On the next screen, enter a name for the installation media and choose a folder where to save it.
  5. Click on the button to start the creation process. The installation media creation tool will walk you through the installation process. Make sure you have the correct language and edition of Windows 10. The installation media creation tool will create a bootable USB drive or ISO file for you.

4. Use the installation media to perform a clean installation of Windows 10

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation media.
  2. On the computer, click Start and then type "setup."
  3. Click the "setup" application that appears.
  4. On the "setup" application, click "install new Windows."
  5. On the "install new Windows" screen, click "windows 10" and then click "next."
  6. On the "windows 10" screen, click "next."
  7. On the "license agreement" screen, read the agreement and then click "I accept."
  8. On the "setup type" screen, click "full installation."
  9. On the "setup" application screen, click "next."
  10. On the "setup" application screen, click "install."
  11. When the installation is complete, click " Finish. "
  12. Click "start" and then type "cmd" in the Start menu.
  13. In the "cmd" window, type "net start explorer" and then press ENTER.
  14. In the "cmd" window, type "net stop explorer" and then press ENTER.
  15. Close the "cmd" window.
  16. Click "start" and then type "cmd" in the Start menu.
  17. In the "cmd" window, type "ipconfig /all."
  18. In the "cmd" window, type "exit" and then press ENTER.
  19. Click "start" and then type "cmd" in the Start menu.
  20. In the "cmd" window, type "regedit."
  21. In the "cmd" window, type "net start wuauserv" and then press ENTER.
  22. In the "cmd" window, type "net stop wuauserv" and then press ENTER.
  23. Close the "regedit" window.
  24. Click "start" and then type "cmd" in the Start menu.
  25. In the "cmd" window, type "ipconfig /release."
  26. In the "cmd" window, type "net start wuauserv" and then press ENTER.
  27. In the "cmd" window, type "net stop wuauserv" and then press ENTER.
  28. Close the "cmd" window.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Contact Microsoft support for further assistance.