Are you getting following error message when update or upgrade windows 8/8.1/10?
Couldn’t update to Windows 10 Technical Preview
Sorry, we couldn’t complete the update to Windows 10 Technical Preview. We’ve restored your previous version of Windows to this PC.
0xC1900101 – 0x3000D
You may get always failed to update and it reversed back to previous operating system automatically. However, you will not face same issue on fresh installation of Windows 10 but while upgrading from windows 8/8.1 to windows 10; it appears. In this article you will get complete solution of this error. So, it is recommended you to read this article at the end of the line.
Cause and Solution
Before giving you solution there are some facts that you need to know. You need to understand why this error reason and what are the cause of behind this error.
- Outdated Driver: This is the main cause of this error. There must be outdated driver that is not supporting windows 10. There are dozens of software installed in windows 7/8/8.1 that are compatible with the OS but not compatible with windows 10. So, when you go for upgrading windows you get 0xC1900101 – 0x3000D error. So, you must update all the drivers to fix this problem.
If you are unable to find and updated driver you can use DriverFinder. It is small tool that automatically lists the entire installed driver with their update details and links to vendor site for update drivers.
- Incompatible Device: You must remove external media and devices from PC like gaming console, network device, wifi and Bluetooth receiver, joysticks, external dvd writer and hard disk etc. After upgrading windows you can use these devices again.
- Clean Registry File: When you remove or uninstall software from PC it leave trails in registry file. Over the month or year it gets larger that causes so many problems and too much slow pc speed. You must clean Registry File using Advanced System Repair Tool to fix windows 10 upgrade error. Remember that 90% of problem arises due to corrupted or damaged Registry Files.
- Clean Your PC from Malware: You must clean your PC from virus, spyware, malware, worms, Trojan, adware, rootkits, rat and other malicious programs.
- Incompatible BIOS: You must update BIOS if you are getting 0xC1900101 – 0x3000D error.
However, there might be also various reasons behind this error so it is recommended you to clean and optimize your PC against bugs, registry error, dll errors and outdated driver.