Media Creation Tool Error 0xC1800103 – 0X90002 in Windows 11/10

When you are trying to upgrade your Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool (MCT) you may encounter an error message, stating “Something Happened Error code: 0xC1800103 – 0x90002” and the up-gradation process will be stalled. In case if you are encountering this problem at your end, don’t worry there are simple fixes to solve this problem. But before going ahead you should try these workarounds first to test out some simpler solutions for your problem-

Initial Workarounds

1. Reboot your computer and try to upgrade again.

2. Check if your computer is in the correct time zone and the correct time is shown on your computer.

3. Many users reported that using VPN resulted in this error and when they turned off VPN and tried again , it worked.

If any of these workarounds didn’t help, go for these solutions-

Fix-1 Empty Software Distribution Folder-

1. Search “cmd” in the Search box beside the Windows icon.

2. Then, right-click on “Command Prompt” in the elevated search result and choose “Run as administrator“.


Cmd Search


3. In the first step, you will need to stop some services. Copy these commands and paste them in CMD and hit Enter to temporarily suspend these services.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver


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Minimize the Command Prompt window.

4. Now, Open file explorer.

5. Now to the following location in your computer by pasting the path given below to file explorer.


6. Now, press Ctrl+A to select all the folders and press “Delete” key from your keyboard to empty the SoftwareDistribution folder.


Delete Software Distribution


Close File Explorer window.

At the last step, you have to start the processes you have stopped in the first step.

Now, Maximize the Command Prompt window.

7. Copy-paste these codes and press Enter to execute them in CMD.

This will resume those stopped services.

net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver




Close Command Prompt window.

8. Now, Search file explorer options in search box.


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9. Click on View tab and Then check the option Show hidden files.

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10. Now, Go to C folder.

11. Delete two folders namely.



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12.Now, search cmd in windows search box.

13. Right click and click on run as administrator

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14 -Now, run the command given below

wuauclt.exe /updatenow

15 -Close the command prompt window

Reboot your computer. After rebooting, try updating your computer.

Fix-2 Check Language settings

1 – Search Language Settings in Windows Taskbar search box and click on it

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2 – Now, Make sure correct Display language is selected. If not , select Correct display language from the drop-down.

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Fix-3 Check Date and Time

1 – Press Windows key and R key together to open run.

2 – Now, Click on timedate.cpl

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3 – Now, Make sure your time zone is correct. If not then select the correct time zone from the drop-down.

For changing time zone, click on change time zone and then select correct timezone from the dropdown.

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4 – Now, click on Internet time

5- Click on change settings.


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6 – Select Synchronize with Internet time server


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7 – Select and click on Update now.

Now, try again.

1 thought on “Media Creation Tool Error 0xC1800103 – 0X90002 in Windows 11/10”

  1. None of that worked. I waste my time downloading the ‘image’ which it doesn’t let me keep. It gets to 100% and fails, then spits that message at me with an error code. I don’t get any file or anything from the time wasting process. No fixes seem to work. It doesn’t matter if I try to make a DVD iso or image a flash drive. It wastes 100% of my time. Can I just have an image without using the crap tool? I’m sure a 3rd party software would be better.

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