Fix Windows 10 won’t upgrade to a newer version

If when hovering over the upgrade icon on the taskbar you get:

Your version of Windows 10 would reach the end of service soon, Click to download a newer version of Windows 10 to stay supported.

or

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These updates include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—such as new drivers for your hardware.

and you are unable to perform updates then this guide is for you. There are several things you can do to fix this issue presented here, it is advisable to follow them in a way how they are presented for best performance and system safety.

  1. Run setupdiag

    Download and run Setupdiag from the official MICROSOFT website. SetupDiag is a standalone diagnostic tool that can be used to obtain details about why a Windows 10 upgrade was unsuccessful. It works by examining Windows Setup log files to determine the root cause of a failure to update or upgrade the computer. Once the scan is completed, check the generated log files. The SetupDiagResults.log will be generated and saved in the same folder where you downloaded Setupdiag. Open SetupDiagResults.log using Notepad. You may need to take a look at these folders:

    • \Windows\Panther
    • \$Windows.~bt\sources\panther
    • \$Windows.~bt\Sources\Rollback
    • \Windows\Panther\NewOS

    If there are any issues or conditions that are blocking the upgrade, they will be listed here.

  2. Edit TargetReleaseVersionInfo Registry key

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog
    In run dialog type Regedit and press ENTER
    Locate: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    Locate two DWORD files, if they do not exist, create them as:
    TargetReleaseVersion
    TargetReleaseVersionInfo
    Set the value of TargetReleaseVersion to 1
    If you are stuck on Windows 10 1909 and want to upgrade to Windows 10 20H2 now, you need to set the value for TargetReleaseVersionInfo to 20H2
    Reboot the computer

  3. Use Windows 10 update assistant

    Visit Microsoft.com and hit the ‘Update now’ button visible on the page
    Download tool and run it
    Click on Update now to start the upgrade process

Congratulations, you have just Fixed Windows 10 won’t upgrade to a newer version in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.

Now that’s how you fix the Windows 10 won’t upgrade to a newer version error in Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some system-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download and install Restoro from the official site.
  2. Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
    restoro application screen
  3. After the scan is completed click the “Start Repair” button.
    restoro application screen
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