2. Perform a registry tweak
- Open Start Menu and enter regedit in the search box
- Open Registry Editor
- Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders
- Make sure that the value of AppData is:
- Close the Registry Editor and try to run the update again.
Additionally, you can employ the use of a very important third-party system repair tool like Restoro that will take care of your PC, including its registries.
Its much easier, and you’ll most likely find other issues that were slowing your PC down that you never even knew about.
Don’t let a problem like damaged registries prevent you from enjoying Windows 10. Try Restoro today!
3. Restart the BITS service
- Go to Start Menu, and open Control Panel from Administrative Tools folder
- In Control Panel, go to Administrative Tools
- Open Services
- Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties
- On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected (Select it, if it isn’t)
- Also, next to Service Status, make sure that Start is checked
- Click OK
- Restart your computer
BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) allows your computer to receive updates. If something is wrong with this service, you probably won’t be able to receive any updates, including Windows 10 upgrade.
This problem is especially connected with 0x80246007 because it tells you that something is wrong with your updates services. So, to solve this, try to restart the BITS service, and see if you’re able to download the upgrade again.
After you start your computer again, try to update now, if you’re still unable to download Windows 10, try the solution below.
4. Disable your antivirus
When it comes to updating your system, one of the most useful solutions to fix issues and errors is to turn off your antivirus software. If you also use a firewall or a dedicated anti-malware tool, disable those tools as well.
5. Use a different user account
Make sure that you’re trying to install Windows 10 using an administrator account. If your computer hosts several users accounts, check for updates using a different account.
6. Remove external hardware
If you’re unable to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, the issue might be your external hardware. Most commonly the issue can be a USB flash drive or an external hard drive so be sure to disconnect it. To be on the safe side, be sure to disconnect all non-essential devices.
This includes printers, speakers, network adapters, etc. If you’re using a docking station for your laptop, be sure to disconnect it as well.
7. Remove non-essential software
In addition to your antivirus, other software can cause issues while upgrading to Windows 10. To fix that, it’s advised that you uninstall all software that you don’t need or that you can easily install later.
This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport
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