As users upgrade to Windows 11, numerous errors are being reported on social media platforms. The most recently reported issue while trying to upgrade Windows 11 is Update Error Code 0xC1900101. As per the user’s experience, they fall in this error prompt at the stage of 59% of the installation process with a blue screen.

After trying some basic tricks, they left clueless about escaping from this mess. Before jumping into any solutions, you need to run PC Health Checker to understand your system is ready to upgrade to Windows 11. Anyway, this is not a complex issue, and in this article, we have gathered a few solutions to tackle the Update Error Code 0xC1900101 on Windows 11. Let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Free up Storage:

Your system requires approximately 64 GB of storage space to install Windows 11 if you get the Error Code 0xC1900101; while in between the installation, you might need to check and free up enough storage space in your Hard Disk to install Windows 11 successfully.

Fix 2: Clean Boot:

If you get the Error Code 0xC1900101 when trying to install Windows 11, then you need to perform a clean boot to escape from the same issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R to launch the Run dialog box, type msconfig and press OK.DCFWinService High CPU Usage on Windows Error
  • Inside the System Configuration window, select the Services tab from the top horizontal menu and tick the checkbox beside Hide all Microsoft services. 
  • Then click on Disable all button and click on OK.System Configuration
  • Now move to the Startup tab from the top horizontal menu and click on the Open Task Manager link.
  • In the newly opened window, select the service you suspect is interfering with the installation process and Disable that program.
  • Then again, try to install Windows 11 on your system and check improvement.

Fix 3: Disconnect All External Devices:

Another solution to get rid of the Error Code 0xC1900101 in Windows is disconnecting all the external devices from your system, including, Printer, External Hard Disk, USB drive etc. Then proceed with the Windows 11 installation process and reconnect the devices once you have upgraded to Windows 11.

Fix 4: Update Device Drivers:

Sometimes updating the device drivers manually might help you to resolve the Error Code 0xC1900101 issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + I altogether to launch the Settings app and select Update & Security.
  • Then click on the Windows Update option and choose View optional updates. (if available).
  • In the newly opened screen, select and expand Driver updates and choose the Driver you need to update.
  • Then you need to click on Download and Install tab on the same screen.
  • Finally, check now you can install Windows 11 on your system.

Fix 5: Run SFC Scan:

If any system files get corrupted or missing, then also you will receive the Error Code 0xC1900101 with a blue screen in the background. In this scenario, you need to run an SFC scan to repair broken system files. To do so,

  • Firstly, type cmd in your desktop search box, select Command Prompt and open it with Run as administrator. 
  • Then inside the Command Prompt window, type the following command and then press Enter key to run SFC scanning,

Sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Finally, try to install Windows 11 and see the result.

Fix 6: Run DISM Scan:

If the SFC scan does not help you, then you need to run the DISM scan. to do so,

  • Firstly, type cmd in your desktop search box, select Command Prompt and open it with Run as administrator. 
  • Then inside the Command Prompt window, type the following command and then press Enter key to run DISM scanning,

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image

/ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • After executing the commands, restart the system and try again to install Windows 11 on your system.

Fix 7: Run CHKDSK Tool:

At times, simply repairing errors on the installation drive might help you to resolve the Error Code 0xC1900101 quickly. to do so,

  • Firstly, type cmd in your desktop search box, select Command Prompt and open it with Run as administrator. 
  • Then inside the Command Prompt window, type the following command and then press Enter repair installation drive,

chkdsk/f c:

  • If any prompt appears on the screen, you must click on Yes. (Here C: indicates the Drive name). If you like to install Windows 11 on D Drive, then you can replace D: instead of C:
  • Finally, restart the system and try again to install Windows 11 on your system.

At the end of this article, we hope you have resolved the Windows Update Error Code 0xC1900101 issue. The above solutions are reliable, and you can apply them to your system without the help of any technical hands. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.