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Windows 7 to 10 or Windows 10 Feature Upgrade – error 0xC1900202 / 0x00000000

Finally worked out what the issue with upgrading out machines to Windows 10 from Windows 7 was – if you get a 0xC1900202 error this is “0x80240020 WU_E_NO_INTERACTIVE_USER Operation did not complete because there is no logged-on interactive user.” This points to this Microsoft Article which explains the issue can be resolved by a registry key.

  1. Locate the registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]

  2. It should exist, but if not, create it.

  3. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = “AllowOSUpgrade” (without the quotes), and set the Value = 0x00000001.

Check for updates and Windows 10 should now show as avalible.

This does not appear to exist as a GPO setting, so you will need to put this reg key in with your WSUS GPO (or a similar GPO policy)

 

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