How to Fix We Couldn’t Install Windows 10 (0x8007002C – 0x400D) Error


Windows 10 was released by Microsoft on 29th July, 2015 and millions of users are now using it after reserving their free copy of Windows 10 and then Upgrading their Windows 7/8 to Windows 10. Windows 10, in my view, is by far the most awesome Windows ever released by Microsoft. And not to mention the giving away a Free Upgrade Stunt by Microsoft.

Some of the users, such as myself, easily got the Windows 10 update and installed it without encountering any issue. However, some of the users are facing the (0x8007002C – 0x400D) Error while installing the Windows 10. So, in this article, I am going to show you How to Fix We Couldn’t Install Windows 10 (0x8007002C – 0x400D) Error in Windows 10. The full error says: “We couldn’t install Windows 10 (0x8007002C – 0x400D). The installation failed in the Second_Boot phase with an error during Migrate-Data operation“. After that, it restores the previous version of Windows 8.1.


How to Fix We Couldn’t Install Windows 10 (0x8007002C – 0x400D) Error:

This error might have been caused by several things. I have written a few possible causes as well as fixes for the error code 0x8007002C – 0x400D below. Try any one of them or all of them if one doesn’t fix this error.

Fix 1: First of all, this error might be because you don’t have sufficient space in your Windows Drive, that is, the drive in which you have Installed the Windows which is mostly the C Drive of your system. Because it says “The installation failed in the Second_Boot phase with an error during Migrate-Data operation”, so yeah, it failed during the data migration process, maybe because of insufficient disk space. Try emptying some of the space in your drive or transfer some of the space from another drive. Windows 10 requires 16 GB for 32 Bit system and 20 GB for 64 Bit system.

You can free up some space by uninstalling the unwanted programs, turning off hibernation or emptying the Recycle Bin folder. If this fix doesn’t work, then try any of one of the below.

Fix 2: Another possible reason could be that you used Windows Creation Tool to upgrade your Windows, if so, then try updating the Windows through “Get Windows App” process. The one that comes automatically once the Windows has installed the required update. You can read more about it in the following article:

Fix 3: If the above mentioned fixes don’t work, then it could be that you have some Password Protected folders and a Password Protecting software Installed or a Folder Locker. Simply remove the password protection from the folders as well as uninstall the Software. Hopefully, it will resolve the issue.

Fix 4: If you’re upgrading your Windows through the Media Creation Tool provided by Microsoft, then you should select “Keep Only Apps” option and then update the Windows. But make sure you make a backup of your files, pictures and documents, as it will format everything completely. Just the stuff that is in Windows Drive.

That’s all. Hopefully, the above mentioned fixes will work out for you. If they don’t, then just drop your comment below, I will try my best resolve your issue!