How to fix error 0xC1900200 and 0xC1900202 on Windows 10

When you get error 0xC1900200 – 0x20008 and 0xC1900202 – 0x20008 installing Windows 10, it means minimum requirements problems — Here's how to fix the issue.

Windows 10 hardware configuration
Windows 10 hardware configuration

When you’re trying to upgrade your device to the newest version of Windows 10, such as the Fall Creators Update or previous release, there is a slightly chance that you may receive the error 0xC1900200 – 0x20008 or 0xC1900202 – 0x20008.

0xC1900200 – 0x20008 and 0xC1900202 – 0x20008 are actually common errors during an installation of Windows 10, and they indicate that your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to download or install the new upgrade.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to resolve these errors when trying to install a new upgrade of Windows 10.

How to fix Windows 10 error 0xC1900200 and 0xC1900202

While there could be a number of reasons you’re getting one of these errors, usually, it’s a problem related to hardware requirements.

The first thing you want to do is to make sure your device has enough available space to download and install the new version. Usually, you want to have at least 20GB of free storage. (You can use this guide to free up disk space.)

Second, and perhaps most important, make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements.

These are the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10:

  • Processor: 1GHz or faster processor or SoC
  • Memory: 1GB for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space:  16GB for 32-bit OS 20GB for 64-bit
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800×600

There are a lot of ways to check the hardware configuration on your computer, but you can easily get the basic information by going to Settings > System > About to see the processor, memory, and system type.

Windows 10 About settings
Windows 10 About settings

Then go to Settings > System > Storage to see if there is enough storage available for the upgrade.

Windows 10 Storage settings
Windows 10 Storage settings

If you’re already running Windows 10, chances are that your device meets the minimum display and graphics requirements.

In the case, the computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, you can either upgrade your system hardware, or you may need to get a new device.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].