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How to fix error 0x80200056 on Windows 10

When trying to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10, you may see error 0x80200056, but it's something easy to fix.

Fixing error 0x80200056 on Windows 10

While trying to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10, including the Fall Creators Update, Creators Update, or another feature or quality update, you may see the error 0x80200056.

0x80200056 is a common upgrade error on Windows 10, and most of the time, it simply means that the update process was interrupted because your device was accidentally rebooted, or you signed out while the upgrade was in process.

In this guide, you’ll learn the quick steps to fix error 0x80200056 if you’re trying to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10.

How to fix Windows 10 error 0x80200056

If you come across this common upgrade error, the only thing you need to do is to try to upgrade again, but the next time make sure your computer is plugged in and turned on during the entire process.

In the case, you still can’t get rid of the problem, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

Windows Update Troubleshooter

Use the Windows Update troubleshooter quickly resolve this error when trying to upgrade to a new version or trying to install a new monthly update.

  1. Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

  2. Select Windows Update and click Next.

    Reset Windows Update using the "Windows Update Troubleshooter"

  3. If prompted, click the Try troubleshooting as an administrator option. Re-select your option and click Next again.

  4. Let the troubleshooter fix the problem and click Close.

  5. Reopen the utility, but this time select Windows Networking Diagnostics, which should resolve any networking issues that prevents updates from downloading on your PC.

  6. Let the troubleshooter fix the Windows Update problem and click Close.

  7. Restart your computer to complete the process.

After the process completes, go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and try to update your system one more time.

If you’re dealing with a quality update problem, you can try resetting the Windows Update manually using these intructions.

Disk Cleanup

You can also use the Disk Cleanup tool to delete the temporary Windows 10 setup files.

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Disk Cleanup and click the result to launch the tool.

  3. Click the Clean up system file button.

    Disk Cleanup
    Disk Cleanup
  4. Select Windows Setup temporary files and Temporary Windows installation files.

    Disk Cleanup (system files)
    Disk Cleanup (system files)
  5. Click OK.

  6. Restart your computer to complete the process.

Once you completed the steps, go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and try to update your system one more time.

If you’re upgrading to a new release of Windows 10 and the problem persist, you should try a different upgrade method.

You can also prevent many problems during an upgrade of Windows 10 by following these simple instructions.