This PC cannot be upgraded to Windows 10 – upgrade error message

If you want to upgrade Windows 10 to the next or a newer Windows 10 feature update, the following error message may occur.

This PC cannot be upgraded to Windows 10.
Your PC is not yet supported by this version of Windows 10. No action is required. This version of Windows 10 will automatically be offered by Windows Update once the problem is resolved.

Below you can see the original error message that we received today during a Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 10 version 1803 to 1903 .

Unfortunately, this error message does not explain why this error message occurs with Windows 10 Upgrade. Some system component prevents the update from 1803 to 1903. However, we have heard of numerous cases on the Internet that this error message occurs again and again when upgrading from other Windows 10 versions.

Software checked

First, we checked whether special software could prevent a Windows 10 upgrade. This was not the case since no special software was installed on the PC, it was a clean installation of 1803 .

Hardware components checked

It was the same with the connected hardware. There were no special devices connected via USB that could have negatively affected a Windows 10 upgrade.

Windows update and last SSU update installed

Subsequently, the still missing updates were installed within the installed feature update 1803 and additionally installed the currently available SSU update (Service Stack Update) for 1803. In case of upgrade problems, it is generally advisable to install the last service stack update of the installed Windows 10 version before upgrading to a newer feature release . In our case, it was the SSU update 2019-07 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4509094) “.

Windows 10 feature update without Windows updates

We then upgraded to Windows 10 directly from a downloaded ISO file from Windows 10 version 1903. In doing so, we did not search for updates during the installation process, as you can see below.

Download updates, drivers, and optional features - not now

Now the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 could also be installed without any problems and the above error message no longer appeared.

You can find more information about many other Windows Update error codes here.

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