How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11

How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11

Windows 11 was supposed to be the next big thing for Windows users because of its amazing animations, beautiful UI, smooth interface, new Windows options, sound system, and so on. But, hearing about all the errors and lag issues, one can’t simply upgrade their already top-notch working Windows 10 to Windows 11.

Still, deep down, we all wanted to convert from Windows 10 to Windows 11 just to see the beauty and feel its incredible UI. But, one thing comes in the way, which is a general error causing you to not upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 or install Windows 11 from the beginning on your device.

Yes, we are here to solve that same error you are worried about, and to help you out we compiled this How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11 Guide where we will discuss the errors you might be facing, why these errors appear and how you can possibly fix them.

So, without any further ado, let’s jump straight toward the topic.

Windows 10 is just better

Why isn’t Windows 10 updating to Windows 11?

There are many reasons for Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11. It might be because of your Hardware, it might be because of Software or it might generally be an anonymous reason that shows some type of Error Code. Nevertheless, the reason might be;

Hardware Problem

Hardware Issue with Windows 11
  • You might have a PC with an older CPU (generally older than 8th Gen i5 or equivalent) referred to as the CPU Check
  • The storage space might not be enough (minimum is 64 Gb required)
  • There might be a TPM Chip issue that is related to your PC motherboard, referred to as the TPM Check
  • The External Hardware on your PC might be at fault

Software Problem

Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11
  • The updates for Windows 11 might not be completed
  • There might be something wrong with the Update Files
  • A certain Software that isn’t essential might be causing an issue
  • Non-Microsoft Antivirus might be ruining the updates
  • TPM or Secure Boot might be the issue
  • Your PC might not be simply supported because of the above Hardware Problems Mentioned

How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11

Windows 10 update to Windows 11

To the above problems, there might be several ways to fix a certain issue. It isn’t quite sure whether a certain fix will work for you or not, but it is quite known that out of all the methods a single will solve your Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11 issue.

In case the Windows 11 Update mentions that your PC doesn’t meet the minimum hardware requirements to install, then there is no genuine fix for that. If you take the second path towards it, there is no guarantee on how Windows 11 will behave after installation. So, we recommend you stick with Windows 10 for the time being till you find a PC that meets the hardware requirements.

TPM 2.0 Issue

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 Issue

If you are using Windows 10 on an older PC that doesn’t support Windows 11, it might generally be a TPM issue that appears. In that case an issue with “TPM 2.0” shows. Windows 11 requires TPM Chip to run on a PC.

Checking TPM

Use Windows Insider (Health Check App) to get the devices including TPM 2.0

Use the “tpm.msc” command in the search bar to check the status

Fixing TPM 2.0 Issue with eligible PC

In case your PC has TPM 2.0 but still you are facing TPM issue, it might be solved like this;

  1. Press Windows + I key to open the settings
  2. In the search bar type in “Recovery” to enter the Recovery Options
  3. Go to the Advanced Startup
  4. Click on “Restart Now”
  5. Press on “Troubleshoot”
  6. Again choose “Advanced Options”
  7. Press UEFI Firmware Settings
  8. Click on Restart again
  9. You will be brought to Bios Settings and here you need to locate Security Settings
  10. Find TPM 2.0 or TPM State
  11. Enable it
  12. Reboot your PC

In case you can’t find it, go to your manufacturer’s site and there you will find about the TPM options on Bios

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Fixing TPM 2.0 Issue with non-eligible PC

In case your PC doesn’t have a TPM 2.0 but you need to explore Windows 11, it will work like this. Keep in mind, this method can mess up your computer and there is a high chance that your Windows 11 after installation will be glitchy.

  1. Get the Beta Version of Windows 11
  2. Install it after restarting the PC and an error will appear for no support. Just hold onto it for a minute and follow the other points
  3. Press Shift + F10 to launch Command Window
  4. Type in the following “regedit”
  5. Press Enter
  6. You will travel to Windows Registry Editor
  7. Go to HKey_Local_Machines\System\Setup
  8. There is a Setup Key, where you need to make a new key
  9. Put in the name LabConfig
  10. Press Enter
  11. Right-click on this new name
  12. Select new and then DWORD (32 Bit) Value
  13. Put in the following name there “BypassTPMCheck”
  14. Set the value to 1
  15. Do the same for “BypassRAMCheck” and also for the “BypassSecureBootCheck”, putting in the value of 1
  16. Exit from both the Command and the Registry

Remember when we mentioned holding on to the window?

From there click on “Back”, select Windows 11, follow the Prompt, and onwards you can install Windows 11. With that being said, the TPM issue is covered completely in our How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11 Guide. It is the major issue that doesn’t let the windows update.

Fixing Hardware Issues

Windows 11 Hardware Issues
  • The Hardware issues might be related to your external devices like Printers, Headphones, Scanners, Speakers, Drives, and so on. You need to unplug all of those devices and then install Windows 11 by checking the updates.
  • If it is related to your Hard Disk, you need to make sure the place where you are installing Windows 11 has more than 64 Gb. Free up some space and then re-install it.
  • In case the issue again begins to appear while Updating Windows 10 to Windows 11, make sure you are installing it on a PC that isn’t quite too old. Upgrade your PC and then enjoy Windows 11.

Fixing Software Issues

Windows 11 Software Issues
  • There might be Errors with some code like “0xC1900101” on the error screen. It mentions you have Device Storage Space issues related to Software. To resolve it, you need to try freeing some space and updating the Windows a few times more than usual.
  • There might be some third-party drivers or any type of updates related to them. Make sure they are up-to-date.
  • The Security Software sometimes causes an error to appear with some code on Windows 11. you can remove all of that unauthentic software from your device.
  • Repair System files by typing “DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth” in the Command prompt.
  • You can Repair errors related to the hard Drive by typing “chkdsk/f C:” in the Command Prompt to check and repair the Hard Drive. Remember to put in the name of the Hard Drive instead of C.
  • Don’t use a VPM because it can disturb the connection between Windows Update Server.

If nothing works, just do a Full Fledge Clean Restart to Windows. The method for doing that is in the link.

Fixing File Issues

Windows 11 File issues fixed

In case you are setting some type of Error like “0xc190023”, “0xC1900208-0x4000c” or anything like this, it means the problem is related to the File.

There might be a process running in the background that results in Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11. You can check the process in the Task Manager and end it.

There might be something wrong with the Files you have for Windows 11. Try re-installing the files as they might be corrupt or might have some issues. Use the DISM.exe method we mention in our How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11 Guide.

Looking for a way to Reset the Audio Setting in your new Windows 11? Here we have a complete Guide on How to Reset All Audio Settings in Windows 11.

Final Verdict

Well, that are all the possible issues and their solutions that might occur when you are Updating Windows 10 to Windows 11. Keep in mind that there are certain errors and issues like not being compatible with your device which means you can’t experience Windows 11. It might be because your hardware is too old and Windows 11 doesn’t support it or it might be because of TPM 2.0. In our Guide on How to Fix Windows 10 not updating to Windows 11, we mentioned ways to fix the TPM 2.0 Issue but besides this, other issues related to internal Hardware can’t be solved.

There are various issues related to Software, showing different codes for each error. You can diagnose the issue but commonly it is either your VPN, third-party fishy software, security software, or something similar causing the issue. Besides this, it is rare you are getting something strange completely out of this world. Oh Yes!!! Make sure to fulfill the minimum requirements of Windows 11 after trying anything out.


Why isn’t my Windows 10 updating to Windows 11?

The obvious and most common one are the minimum requirements that you can’t meet for Windows 11. The older PCs without TPM 2.0 and older Hardware are surely out of question for Windows 11.

How to Update my Windows 10 to Windows 11?

  • Go to your Windows 10 Settings
  • Search Updates and Security
  • Open those options and from there find Windows Updates
  • Click on that to search for the Updates available
  • If your PC supports Windows 11, it will show your Windows 11 ready to update there

Is it worth updating my Windows 10 to Windows 11?

It mostly depends from person to person. Windows 11 has that beautiful animated look to it with changed sound, UI, Taskbar, Interaction, and so on. Honestly, if you ask us, that is mostly everything you are getting in Windows 11 because it isn’t stable, has a lot of glitches, doesn’t support most stuff, and is not balanced at all. On the other side, Windows 10 has everything you will ever need and you can also change its look with themes from a third party or completely change its looks, as well as sound with custom skins/themes. So, it’s not worth shifting to Windows 11, if you are safe with Windows 10. Just wait for the next Windows!

Dawer Iqbal, an electrical engineer, is the visionary behind ThePantherTech. His passion for technology and commitment to demystifying it are at the heart of this platform.