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Windows 10 November 2021 update Version 21H2 Troubleshooting Guide !!!

Microsoft just made the latest Windows 10 November 2021 update available to everyone. And all compatible devices receive the latest Windows 10 version 21H2 via windows update for free.  Of course, all PCs that came with Windows 10 installed on them get the update too. If you’ve not upgraded yet, you can grab a copy of the latest build directly from Microsoft’s website. But Some Users Report the upgrade process not goes well for them, Experience Different errors, Windows 10 21H2 update Stuck, system apps missing etc. To similar issues, we have covered Windows 10 November 2021 update Troubleshooting Guide helps to fix common problems with Windows 10 version 21H2 update and makes the upgrade process smoother.


Windows 10 Version 21H2 problems and solution

Most of the time users Report upgrade process fails with different Errors, Or Update download stuck at any point. This problem mostly causes if the update cache gets corrupted, not have enough free space. Also, some users report windows do not perform well, Apps not responding etc. There is a number of reasons for these problems, Here we have collected some common problems with solutions.

Windows 10 21H2 Update Not Available

Make Sure Windows Update Service Running

If Microsoft has not offered you the Windows 10 version 21H2 yet, There May Be blocking some machines from updating due to known issues. Such as making sure Windows Update Service is Running, To Check this

  1. Press Windows + R, keyboard shortcut type services.msc and hit enter.

  2. This will open the Windows services console,

  3. Scroll Down and locate windows update service

  4. Right-click on it and select properties,

  5. Here change startup type automatic and Run the service next to service status.

Make Sure You don’t defer Windows 10 Feature updates:

If Due to any Reason you have enabled the Defer update (Delay update) this may also cause Update not Available for you.

  1. You Can check this from the Settings app

  2. Click on Update & Security then Windows update

  3. Select Advanced Options then Choose when updates are installed,

  4. Make Sure there is no delay option set.

Make Sure All Available Updates Installed:

If you’re not running the Windows 10 November 2021 update, check the Windows Update manager to ensure no issues exist with your old updates.

  1. Head to Settings app using Windows + I keyboard shortcut,

  2. Click on Update and security then Windows Update

  3. hit the Check for updates button to check and install pending updates (if there are any)

Manually Upgrade: Also Microsoft Released Upgrade Assistant Tool and official media Creation Tool to make Upgrade process smoother and easier. You Can manually Upgrade To Windows 10 November 2021 update using these tools.

If Nothing Working you can Download Windows 10 ISO And perform a clean installation.

Your device isn’t quite ready for windows 10 version 21H2

If you are getting the following error:

The Windows 10 November 2021Update is on its way. We’re offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn’t quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you’ll see the update available on this page. There is nothing you need to do this time
  1. To fix this problem Launch the Settings app using the Windows key + I

  2. Then go to Update & Security > Windows Security

  3. Click Device Security the Core isolation details.

  4. Here, you need to Disable Core Isolation.

Unable to Install Windows 10 Version 21H2

If you are trying to install the November 2021 update using Windows 10 Update Assistant or Media Creation tool you might see a quick dialog box called “What need your attention” with an error message which reads:

Your PC Settings needs to be adjusted before upgrading to the latest version of windows 10. Turn off memory integration protection “to continue
what needs your attention

This is a compatibility issue with various display drivers. To fix this issue:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your Windows 10 PC.

  2. Navigate to Update & Security > Windows Security > Device Security > Core Isolation.

  3. Here, click on the Core Isolation Details link.

  4. On this settings page, you need to turn off the option for “Memory Integrity“

Windows 10 Upgrade Stuck Downloading

If the upgrade Process Stuck While Downloading or installing updates. Then First make sure you have enough disk space to download the updates. Also Run Disk cleanup, or new Windows storage sense to Free up space to install the latest Windows 10 features update.

Good Stable Internet connection To Download the Update files from Microsoft Server.

Also, Microsoft Released Official update troubleshooting tool, which helps to check and fix Windows update Related problems itself. Download and Run the Tool, Restart windows again try the upgrade process.

If the updated Database gets corrupted you may face windows update stuck downloading Try to Reset Update Components.

Windows 10 version 21H2 failed to install

Also For some users, Windows 10 November 2021 update fails due to a number of different error codes. Here are the most common Update installation Errors with solutions.

Windows 10 21H1 Update failed

Error code 0x800F0922

If the upgrade process failed with error code 0x800F0922 pop up on your screen. Then maybe you’re not connected to the Microsoft servers, (Internet connection Gets disconnected) You don’t have sufficient Disk space in your in System Reserved partition.

  1. Make Sure You Are Connected to the Internet, and it’s working properly.

  2. Try to disable VPN connection and Security Software (Antivirus, anti-malware) while Run the upgrade process.

  3. Also, make sure your antivirus software hasn’t stored data in the System Reserved partition.

  4. If your partition is full, Try To Resize it using free partition manager tools.

We couldn’t install Windows 10 update 0x8007002C-0x400D

Some Users Report The installation Failed with Error like We couldn’t install Windows 10  21H2 update 0x8007002C-0x400D. This may cause due to Third-party Application Conflict, Security Software,  Disk Drive Errors, not enough storage space, incompatible driver,  system file corruption etc.

  1. To Deal Errors like this, we have to perform Different Actions such as

  2. Reset windows update components,

  3. Run Update troubleshooting tool,

  4. Disable Third-party Applications,

  5. Check Driver conflict, Repair Corrupted system files etc.

Update error 0x80070070 – 0x50011,

These types of error codes indicate a lack of Disk space on your hard drive. The Upgrade and installation process Require minimum 32GB of free disk space to temporary files for installation purpose. If you Don’t have enough Free disk space, use the storage sense to delete Unnecessary files.

Also move some Data From C drive (Desktop, Documents, Images, videos) to External Drive to free up the system installation Drive. And try to upgrade process this time Windows will automatically detect it and use it for the temporary files.

0xC1900200 – 0x20008, 0xC1900202 – 0x20008

These Error codes 0xC1900200 – 0x20008, 0xC1900202 – 0x20008 indicate your System hardware does not meet the Windows 10 21H2 minimum system requirements. Make Sure your system meets the minimum system requirements below.

  1. RAM : 1 GB for 32 bit and 2 GB for 64 bit

  2. Hard disk space : 32 GB for 32 bit, 32 GB for 64 bit

  3. CPU: 1GHz or faster

  4. Screen resolution: 800 x 600

  5. Graphics: Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

Error Code 0xC1900101

An error code starting with 0xC1900101 indicates a driver problem. And The following errors are some of the most known ones: 0xC1900101 – 0x20004, 0xC1900101 – 0x2000c, 0xC1900101 – 0x20017, 0xC1900101 – 0x30018, 0xC1900101 – 0x3000D, 0xC1900101 – 0x4000D, 0xC1900101 – 0x40017.

To Deal Issues like this open Device manager and Right-click on the problematic driver, marked with a yellow warning sign select uninstall. Then Try to upgrade / Install Windows 10 21H2 update. Alternatively, visit the manufacturer’s website, download the latest available driver and update the outdated drivers especially (Graphics driver, Network Adapter, and Audio driver ).

Accidentally restarted computer during Upgrade

Especially with an unexpected power outage for desktop PCs without a UPS Machine Get Restarted, Shutdown and next start we’ll get the error code: 0x80200056. The only thing we have to do restart the update but this time, be more careful.

Black screen during installation

For Some Users The upgrade Process Stuck with a Black Screen for hours, Bad driver or a faulty update can be responsible for this issue. We recommend to wait a few more hours and let windows complete the process or Unplug all your peripherals, except for the keyboard, mouse, and monitor and try the upgrade process.

Windows activation fails

After Successfully Upgrade To Windows 10 November 2021 update, Some users Report a windows activation problem. You Can Resolve this issue By running the Activation Troubleshooting tool from Settings ->  Update & Security -> Activation -> Troubleshoot.

Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter

Start menu issues

Also, Some users Report Windows 10 Start menu has some problems after the update. Users reported that icons and live tiles are missing, Start menu Not Working event not open when clicking on the start menu icon. To Fix Issues like This we have covered a post Fix Windows 10 Start menu not working After Windows 10 November 2021 update.

Or Simply Reset Windows 10 Start menu by open Windows PowerShell As administrator and Type command bellow hit enter to execute the command. After that Restart windows and check the Start menu working properly.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
reinstall windows 10 Start menu

Microsoft Edge Problems

Again Some Users Report After Windows 10 version 21H2 update Microsoft edge Browser Get Disappeared, Not opening when clicking on edge browser icon or the edge web browser running very Slow.

Note: With the latest Windows 10 21H2 Microsoft has removed the legacy edge browser. Chromium-based edge browser is now the default browser for windows 10.

There are a number of Reasons behind this issue such as browser cache, cookies, Edge database corrupted etc. to deal with this issue try to repair and Reset option from Settings ->Apps-> Apps & Features -> Select edge browser -> click Advanced options -> Then first try Repair. If the problem not fixed then click the Reset option to Set the edge browser setting to the default setup.

If all Above failed then Try to Re-install Edge Browser, Open PowerShell ( Admin ) type the command below and hit enter. Then after restart windows, this will fix edge browser problems.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

Restore Missing Apps

Some Users Report Windows 10 November 2021 update rendered some apps inaccessible for them. Apps showing on Start menu search but when click on it it won’t open or fail with a different error code. Also, try to install the app from the Microsoft store it showing the app is already installed on your machine.

To Fix This issue First try to Repair the App

  1. Press Keyboard shortcut Windows + x and select Settings

  2. Click on Apps then Apps and Features in the left-hand menu

  3. locate the Select the problematic App and click Advanced options

  4. Here you will get the option to Repair or Reset option.

reset edge

Also, you can try to Reinstall the app from Settings -> Settings -> Apps and Features in the left-hand menu -> Select the problematic App -> click Uninstall. Then open the Windows Store and Reinstall the app.

Uninstall and reinstall the missing apps

To Deal With a number of Apps

If you are having problem with number of apps then simply open powerShell As administrator then perform Fallowing commands one by one, After that Restart windows.

  1. reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel\Migration\TileStore” /va /f

  2. get-appxpackage -packageType bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

  3. $bundlefamilies = (get-appxpackage -packagetype Bundle).packagefamilyname

  4. get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmanifest.xml”)}

If having the issue like After Install Windows 10 November 2021 update, There may be different Reason Behind this issue may due to system file corruption, Low disk spaces issue, Any apps running / Stuck at the background, Disk Drive errors, Installed device driver is not compatible with current windows version etc.

Run System file checker to fix and repair corrupted system files. open windows services by press Win + R, type services.msc and hit the enter key. now Double click on the following services changes startup type disable and Stop the services next to services status. ( Windows update, BITS, Superfetch )

If you think you are satisfied with the New windows version then, you can Delete windows.old folder to save and free up lots of disk space. Also update Device drivers especially ( Display, Network Adapter, Audio ). Stop background running apps from Settings -> privacy -> Background Apps and Turn off all background running apps. Also Run Third-party system optimizer Tool like Ccleaner to clean junk, Cookies, System error files and Fix Corrupted registry Entries.

Startup and Shutdown Take Time

If you notice After upgrade to Windows 10 Version 21H2 system startup or Shut down take a long time. This is mostly caused due to the Fast Startup feature, (The hybrid shutdown Feature ). Users Report By disabling the Fast startup Feature they are able to fix a number of Startup problems, BSOD Errors include startup shutdown take long time issue.

To Disable Fast startup Feature

  1. Open Control panel

  2. Search for and select power options

  3. Choose what the power buttons do

  4. Change settings that are currently unavailable

  5. then uncheck the Fast startup option.

Fast Startup

Roll Back Windows to the previous Version

If after upgrade To Windows 10 version 21H2, Having a number of issues and not happy with the current windows version then you have the option to Roll Back Windows to the previous Windows version 2004.

Note: If you’re dealing with a problem you can’t fix, you have only 10 days to roll back to your previous Windows installation. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10 click Get started.

If you face blue screen error at startup, or sudden system restart with different BSOD errors, check our Ultimate Windows 10 Blue screen error guide here.

Again sometimes users report getting black screen with cursor windows 10 startup screen or after login. Check how to fix windows 10 black screen with cursor.

I hope This Windows 10 November 2021 update Troubleshooting Guide help to Make the Upgrade process smoother. If you face any different Error which not covers on this post share with us on comments. We try our best to help you and update the Error in this post.

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