Fix Windows 10 Error 80240020 During the Installation Process

Rafia Shaikh

Did you try to download and force install Windows 10 on your computer using the method we shared with you? It has worked for a number of users but there are many who are receiving Windows 10 error 80240020. This comes right after you have downloaded the files and your PC starts to prepare for the installation process. Here is how to fix this annoying little bug and get to Windows 10 free upgrade soonest!

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Fix Windows 10 error 80240020:

Remember, we told you how much strain Microsoft is putting on the Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and the Internet at large? Thanks to this immense load currently on the Microsoft servers, the installation files are corrupt or incompletely downloaded on your computer. Follow these steps to fix this Windows 10 error 80240020.

  • Go to the now-famous C:\$Windows.~BT folder (it's a hidden folder so you need to make sure hidden items are shown).
  • Delete as many files and folders as you can. You won't be allowed to delete some files due to permission restrictions, but try deleting whatever you can.
  • Next, go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete everything in this folder as well.

Once you are done with the deleting process, follow our guide to download and install Windows 10 as you did before. You need to go through the installation process once again to replace the corrupt files in your computer. Run the string shared in the post to force download Windows 10 and then it will let you install the new operating system on your PC. Also, check out the minimum hardware requirements to make sure your PC can run the new Windows smoothly.

Hopefully, trying to re-install Windows 10 from scratch will help you get the latest Windows on your machine. Don't forget to let us know in the comments if this fixed the issue.

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