- The Windows 11 0xC1900101 driver error is usually caused by missing or problematic drivers.
- The first and most important solution is to update or uninstall corrupted drivers.
- Another solution is to disconnect peripherals and other components.
Driver errors occur quite often when users try to upgrade their OS. So is the 0xc1900101 driver error that we will address today.
The full error message reads There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0xc1900101).
These errors are triggered by various driver-related factors: users haven’t installed the latest driver updates on their computers, some of the drivers are incompatible with the newest Windows 11 version, and more.
Many users who tried to upgrade to Windows 11 reported that they couldn’t complete the upgrade process due to a series of 0xC1900101 errors. As a quick reminder, 0xC1900101 errors are specific to driver issues.
What errors can I encounter when upgrading to Windows 11?
0xc1900101 installation error on Windows 11 occurs when there’s an issue with Windows Update. Thus running the troubleshooter might be helpful. Please refer to the article linked for more solutions to this issue.
Luckily, this guide will help you fix the driver error and many similar issues on multiple Windows platforms, so be sure to keep on reading.
Here are the driver-related errors that you might encounter when upgrading to Windows 11:
- 0xC1900101 – 0x2000c
- 0xC1900101 – 0x20004
- 0xC1900101 – 0x20017
- 0xC1900101 – 0x40017
- 0xC1900101 – 0x30018
- 0xC1900101 – 0x3000D
- 0xC1900101 – 0x4000D
This being said, let’se jump into the list of solutions that you can implement and fix the driver error in Windows 11 and 10.
How can I fix the 0xC1900101 driver error in Windows 11/10?
1. Manually update or uninstall any corrupted drivers
- Right-click on the Start icon and choose Device Manager.
- The device causing the 0xC1900101 Windows 11 error will likely appear with a yellow exclamation mark.
- Right-click the problematic driver and select Update Driver to install the latest updates.
- Alternatively, click Uninstall device to completely remove it and reboot your PC in order to automatically reinstall it. After this, the 0xc1900101 SYSPREP_SPECIALIZE Windows 11 error should be solved.
2. Update drivers automatically
If this method doesn’t work or you do not have the necessary computer skills to update/fix the drivers manually after uninstalling them, we strongly suggest doing it automatically by using DriverFix.
It is far easier than using any of the methods listed above, as you only need to launch the program and your drivers will be as good as updated and fixed.
DriverFix is almost fully automated, so it downloads and installs the proper drivers by itself, and you only need to restart your PC to apply the changes.
In addition, you should know that using this software will improve your PC functionality by fixing or updating old drivers, and therefore improve your hardware performance.
3. Remove your antivirus
If you’re getting the 0xC1900101 driver error, the problem might be your antivirus software. To fix the issue, it’s advised to uninstall your antivirus completely and try to install the update again.
This issue can be caused by any third-party antivirus tool, so be sure to uninstall it and try to upgrade it again.
On the flip side, you can also go for an antivirus that doesn’t interfere with your PC’s functions, and therefore doesn’t need to be deactivated or removed.
4. Unplug all peripherals
Some users have confirmed they managed to install the latest version of Windows 11 after unplugging all peripherals from their computers.
Although this may sound like a third-grade solution, you should try it out as it has proven to be useful for some users.
5. Remove additional RAM or your network card
The 0XC190010 driver errors, and especially error 0XC190010 – 0x20017, are sometimes caused by extra RAM. Try removing one RAM module and make another attempt at installing Windows 11.
There are also users who have reported that removing their network card also solved the issue.
6. Run the SFC scan
- Click on the magnifying glass icon and enter cmd. Right-click on the topmost result and choose Run as administrator.
- Type the following command and hit Enter, then wait for the scan process to complete:
Sometimes the 0xC1900101 driver error can appear due to corrupted system files, but you can easily fix them by running the SFC scan.
Once the process is finished, the problem should be resolved and you should be able to perform the upgrade.
If you’re having trouble accessing Command Prompt as an admin, check out how to change the administrator account in Windows 11.
7. Check your available upgrade space
In order to upgrade to Windows 11, you need at least 64GB of storage. Not meeting this requirement may also explain why you’ve experienced 0xC1900101 errors.
For more information on how to free up hard drive space, check out our post on the 5+ best methods to free up hard disk space on Windows 10/11.
8. Remove problematic applications
Sometimes third-party applications can interfere with the upgrade process and cause the Windows 11 0xC1900101 driver error to appear. Users reported that applications such as Acronis True Image and Trusteer Rapport are the main causes for this.
If you use either of these applications or any other similar tool, be sure to remove it completely from your PC and then try to perform the upgrade.
Users reported that their problem was resolved after removing the problematic software, so be sure to try that.
In case you need expert tools that will fully remove stubborn applications from your PC, a great idea is to come across the most relevant uninstaller software for Windows 11.
9. Disable your LAN card in BIOS
As we already mentioned, the 0xC1900101 driver error can occur due to connected peripherals and devices. The most common cause for this problem is your wireless adapter, but sometimes this issue can be caused by your Ethernet adapter.
To fix this problem, it’s advised to disable onboard LAN from BIOS. To do that, simply access BIOS, locate the Onboard LAN option, and disable it. To see how to access BIOS and disable this feature, be sure to check your motherboard manual.
Once you disable this feature, try to perform the upgrade again. If you manage to install the upgrade, be sure to enable this feature back on.
You can’t access BIOS because Windows skips it? Don’t worry, we’ve got the right solution for you.
10. Upgrade your BIOS
Another way to fix this problem is to upgrade your BIOS. According to users, you might not be able to install a certain update if you have outdated BIOS. Several users reported that updating their BIOS fixed the problem, so you might want to try that as well by following the link anchored.
Keep in mind that BIOS update is a potentially dangerous procedure that can cause damage to your PC. To see how to properly update your BIOS, we advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.
The 0xC1900101 driver error can be serious and it can prevent you from installing certain updates, but you should be able to fix it by using one of our solutions.
How can I fix the 0xC1900101 driver error in Windows 10?
- Download the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 to complete the upgrade process.
- Follow the step by step guide on how to use the tool from the same page we linked in the first step.
For more information check out how to fix aoddriver2.sys BSOD errors in Windows and get back to using your device.
Alternatively, take a look at how to fix any Windows 11 error after update that you’ve encountered.
If you have any other suggestions, or you encounter any difficulties, leave us a comment in the dedicated section below.