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  • Ways to resolve error code 0xc0000260 when upgrading to Windows 10 on a VirtualBox

    Hello everybody,

    Another post about upgrading to Windows 10, this time on an Oracle VirtualBox. Well, after several failed attempts, the following setting solved it for me: In the settings of the virtual machine, click the “Enable PAE/NX” to activated (find the detailled description with a screenshot here: http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/4032-your-pc-needs-repaired-error-0xc0000260-2.html?s=c8602c42ab3c48baaa23fbbb324e5557.

    Please be aware though, that for this to work in the BIOS of your host system the virtualisation support has to be activated (e.g. AMD-V, VT-x). After that, the installation was snooth and made not any problems whatsoever!

    Good luck!


  • Ways to resolve error code 80240020 when upgrading to Windows 10

    Hello everybody,

    As probably a lot of people lately, I tried to get some of my devices to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. However, it was not easy, since I was not one of the first in the queue for MS obviously.

    Well, anyway, there are some descriptions out there how to force your Windows to download the update (if you are not good with Google, take a look here for example: http://www.itechtics.com/download-internet-explorer-all-versions/). Anyway, if you are looking for the error code 80240020, that my Asus convertible displayed after I did this, most pages will just suggest to retrace that steps over and over again.

    Now, after downloading about 2 GB of data (thanks, flatrate broadband!) for 3 times, I realized that a corrupt Download- or DataStore could not be the right solution. Therefore, I did some more research and stumbled over a page by Microsoft themselves, that suggested to add or create a registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\AllowOSUpgrade] to 0x0000001 (DWORD-type). The detailed solution can be found here: http://answers.microsoft.com/de-de/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-fehlercode-80240020/5404b1f0-aa17-440e-848a-2dff0ace41c9?auth=1

    As always, please be cautions when changing anything in the registry, because I cannot take any responsibility for any crashed computers :-).


  • My way to resolve 9C59 when installing Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7

    Hi everybody,

    During the last days I tried to update my IE9 on my Windows 7-machine to IE10 – actually, I did not want to initially, but Windows was quite insistent on shutting down trying to install it – and always failed with error 9C59. As you may have found on the Internet, none of the tipps of Microsoft actually work – I succeeded with the following steps (and several trial-and-error attempts and a lot of restarts :-)):

    1. Download and run the Microsoft fix-it-tool (http://support.microsoft.com/mats/program_install_and_uninstall/)
    2. Download the Microsoft System Update Preparation Tool and run it
    3. Uninstall Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (System Control Panel – Uninstall Programs – Show Installed Updates – Look for IE 9 and double-click)
    4. Download and run the IE10 installer (http://windows.microsoft.com/de-de/internet-explorer/ie-10-worldwide-languages)
    5. Restart as demanded in-between

    That worked for me, so good luck, if you are trying this as well (and in-between I also had to run “sfc /scannow” on the command line)