How to fix Windows 10 May Update error 0x80200056

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Fix error 0x80200056

Microsoft has a long history of Windows 10 updates and the company is still working to improve their stability. Windows 10 updates often create problems for most of the users.

That is why we decided to start a series of error guides to help our readers fix them as quickly as possible.


Since you’re reading this guide, you must have encountered error 0x80200056 once during the installation of Windows 10. Some Windows 10 users came across this bug while installing Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903).

What causes error 0x80200056?

This error can occur due to a variety of reasons. Microsoft asks its users not to restart their systems during the upgrade process.

However, some users accidentally restart their PCs and this situation can lead to the error 0x80200056. Some conflicting third party software installed on your system can be a potential cause of this bug.

The third-party software often prevents the upgrade. Furthermore, incorrect Date and Time Settings and corrupted/damaged registry files are some other causes that trigger error 0x80200056.

As a matter of fact, all of these issues can trigger 0x80200056 errors that can eventually disrupt the Windows 10 upgrade process.

In this article, we are quickly going to discuss how you can fix Windows 10 error 0x80200056 for good.

Steps to fix Windows 10 error 0x80200056

A common cause of the 0x80200056 error is that you have accidentally restarted your Windows 10 machine while you were upgrading your system.

If that is the case, don’t worry, it is not a major issue. All you need to do is to run the Windows 10 setup again.

However, if the problem still persists, you can move on to the next step.

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Alternatively, you can also resolve this issue with the help of the Windows Update troubleshooter. This solution works for both monthly updates as well as a new OS version.


Did you ever encounter this error? Let us know in the comments section below.


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