SCCM – Windows 10 Upgrade – Task Sequence failed with error code 0xc1900204

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What is 0xc1900204 error?

The 0xc1900204 error code are used by windows operating systems to alert programmers and system users to a problem. There are thousands of different error codes, found in hundreds of places throughout a computer. They often need a deep IT background to decode and to fix, but many can be repaired through simple, step-by-step solutions either found online or with the help of support personnel.

The error code show up on your computer screen as numbers or number/letter combinations that correspond to the particular error or type of error occurring. Many of the common Windows Errors can be resolved with a quick search, but more complex or obscure errors need help from someone who is well trained in the Windows operating system. Windows error codes do not provide precise, actionable information, but are general codes provided to offer a starting point for a solution. With proper examination and testing, Windows error codes direct a troubleshooter to the problem.

What causes 0xc1900204 error?

The 0xc1900204 error may be caused by windows system files damage. The corrupted system files entries can be a real threat to the well being of your computer.

There can be many events which may have resulted in the system files errors. An incomplete installation, an incomplete uninstall, improper deletion of applications or hardware. It can also be caused if your computer is recovered from a virus or adware/spyware attack or by an improper shutdown of the computer. All the above actives may result in the deletion or corruption of the entries in the windows system files. This corrupted system file will lead to the missing and wrongly linked information and files needed for the proper working of the application.



First, clear the ccmcache folder using the Control Panel CM applet and try again.

Second, try disjoining from the domain and running the setup.exe manually. Does it work?

Third, look in the hidden folder C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther to view the setuperr.log file for more information. Search for the hex return code found which will give you more information. Also search for setupact.log for more detailed information. Once you’ve done some research and tried a few things, move the whole setup folder to _Backup, and try again.

Fourth, see Repair Windows Updates

Fifth, see Rebuild WMI

Sixth, verify there are no unnecessary user accounts in C:\Users and ProfileList in the registry.