How to Fix Update ‘Error Code 0xc1900101’ on Windows 11

Getting an update error is nothing new for Windows users. This can be very frustrating when an error occurs in between the update process. When updating their Windows 11, many users recently reported that they encountered an error message “Undoing changes made to your computer in Windows 11” and frozen the update process. Immediately after this error message, the system restarts and recovers to the previous state without any changes.

There are several reasons for the same blemish error, such as outdated drivers, faulty system files, antivirus interference, and many more. If you are on the same track, you can follow through to the end of this article to get rid of the same error. In this article, we have listed some sure solutions to quite easily resolve the Update’ Error Code 0xc1900101′ on your Windows 11. Let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter:

Windows latest Operating System is made of a built-in troubleshooter tool which helps to resolve most of the minor issues in the system. In the case of Error Code 0xc1900101 on Windows 11, you can try the troubleshooting tool to get rid of the error. To do so,

  • Firstly, click on the Start button and select the Settings app.
  • Then select System and click on Troubleshoot from the right side of the screen.
  • Now click on the Other troubleshooters option.
  • Then select the Windows Update option from the newly opened screen and click on the Run button beside the option.
  • Once done, let the process complete on its own. Then restart the system and check the said error eliminated from your screen.

Fix 2: Update Driver:

Sometimes an outdated driver might be the reason for the ‘Error Code 0xc1900101’ on Windows 11. Here the best possible solution is updating the driver and checking for improvement. To do so,

  • Firstly, open the search bar in the taskbar, type Device Manager, and open the relevant result.
  • Inside the Device Manager, expand the option Display adapters and right-click over the driver, and select the Update driver option from the drop-down menu.
  • Then in the newly opened prompt, click on Search automatically for drivers option.
  • Once done, restart the system and check the said error is resolved or not.

Fix 3: Update Windows:

Another solution to get rid of the ‘Error Code 0xc1900101’ is to update your Windows to the latest one. Sometimes your system might miss some old updates. So before proceeding with the new update process, install the previous missing updates. To update Windows, you can follow these below steps,

  • Firstly, select Settings in the Start menu and click on Windows Update from the left pane menu.
  • Then click on the Check for updates button.
  • Now your Windows will search for pending updates and install them on your system automatically.
  • Once done, the said error will get resolved for you.

Fix 4: Disconnect unwanted External Devices:

Before going to try the next update, you need to disconnect all peripherals from your system to ensure a smooth update process. Any peripherals connected to your system may interrupt the update process, and you will receive an ‘Error Code 0xc1900101’ and a similar error message.

Note: Disconnect the printer, external drive, or USB stick, and so on. Don’t forget to eject these tools from Windows before unplugging them.

Fix 5: Run SFC Scan:

If any system files are corrupted or missing, you will get the ‘Error Code 0xc1900101’ in Windows 11. In this case, you need to run System File Checker to detect and repair corrupted system files. To do so,

  • Firstly, in the search bar, type cmd and open Command Prompt with administrative access.
  • Inside the Command Prompt window, type or copy then paste the following command and then press Enter,

SFC /scannow

  • Let the scanning process complete on its own; it takes some time, depending on the size of your system drive.
  • Once done, restart the system and check for improvement.

Fix 6: Disable Antivirus:

In some cases, the antivirus installed on your system will block updates; we can’t rule out this possibility. So, you should temporarily disable your antivirus and try to update your Windows. To disable Windows Defender Antivirus, you can follow these below-given steps,

  • Firstly, in the Windows 11 search bar, type security and select the Windows Security option from the search result.
  • Then select the Virus and threat protection option from the newly opened screen.
  • Inside the next screen, click on Manage settings under the Virus and threat protection settings section.
  • Then turn Off the toggle for the option Real-time protection is off, leaving your device vulnerable.

If you installed any third-party antivirus, disable it from its Settings menu. Then check you can continue with the updating process.  

Fix 7: Scan Hard Drive:

If none of the above solutions does help you, then you need to scan your hard drive and try again to update your Windows. To scan the hard drive, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, in the search bar, type cmd and open Command Prompt with administrative access.
  • Inside the Command Prompt window, type or copy then paste the following command and then press Enter,

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Once executed the command, restarts the system and check for improvement.

So these are all about the Update’ Error Code 0xc1900101′ on Windows 11, and it’s sure fixes. In addition to all these, you can restart your system to escape from the same error. Try this fix as a last attempt. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave me a comment in the below comment box.