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How To Fix Installation Error 0×80070002 – 0×20009 in Windows 10

Reader Question: ”Hi Wally, I was trying to install Windows 10 when this error appeared.  it says we couldn’t install Windows 10.  we have returned your computer to the way it was before installing Windows 10. And it shows the following error code: 0×80070002 – 0×20009.  do you know how to fix this?  if yes, then please tell me how. Thanks in advance” – Lisa L., USA

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Installing Windows can be an exciting experience. Especially when upgrading to a newer version of Windows. But, problems with installation can be a real pain.

Luckily, there are more than one way to install Windows, and fixing Windows installation problems isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Here, we will try to help you fix the 0×80070002 error when installing Windows 10.

Problem

The user is not able to install Windows 10. It shows the error 0×80070002.

Solution

It seems that you’re using Windows Update to upgrade Windows. You can try using a Windows ISO from Microsoft to attempt the upgrade.

You can download the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 by clicking here.

Install Windows 10 - Media Creation Tool - Create installation media for another PC -- Windows Wally

The link also contains instructions on how you can create a bootable Windows 10 installation DVD or USB disk. You can then use this DVD or USB disk to upgrade to Windows 10.

But, Which Version of Windows 10 Do I Choose?

Media Creation Tool will give you lots of options.. Which ones are right for you?

Install Windows 10 - Media Creation Tool - Select Language, Architecture, and Edition -- Windows Wally

You will need to know which options to choose for your computer before you can download the the correct ISO (disk image) and upgrade (or install) Windows 10.

Please click here to learn how you can download the correct version of Windows 10 to perform the upgrade.

Upgrading (or installing) Windows 10 using this method should make sure that the 0×80070002 error does not effect you anymore.

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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Windows Wally is a helpful guy. It’s just in his nature. It’s why he started a blog in the first place. He heard over and over how hard it was to find simple, plain-English solutions to Windows troubleshooting problems on the Internet. Enter: Windows Wally. Ask away, and he will answer.