How to Fix Windows 10 Anniversary Update Error 0x8007042B - 0x4000D?

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Issue: How to Fix Windows 10 Anniversary Update Error 0x8007042B - 0x4000D?

My PC got seriously messed up and I don’t know what I should do to fix it. I’m trying to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but during the second boot phase the process crashed with an error 0x8007042B – 0x4000D. Please help!! I have also noticed that the error message mentions the error in the migrate_data option.

Solved Answer


Due to a diversity of errors, Windows 10 Anniversary Update often appears to be difficult to install. Several people recently reported the Anniversary Update installation failure due to 0x8007042B – 0x4000D error code. The installation or upgrade appears to be executing successfully a first, but at the second phase freezes and thows a BSOD saying:

We couldn’t install Windows 10
We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started installing Windows 10.
0x8007042B – 0x4000D
The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation.

0x8007042B – 0x4000D BSOD error most frequently happens during the installation of Anniversary Update. However, several people reported that it occurred when trying to update Windows 10 or upgrade it to the latest version. Unfortunately, but, at the moment of writing, there are no official fixes provided by Microsoft. We believe that Microsoft engineers are working hard to solve this issue, so keep track on the newest Windows 10 updates and we are pretty sure that 0x8007042B – 0x4000D error will be fixed in the nearest future. Nevertheless, we are going to provide several fixes that we’ve come up and which have been approved by Windows 10 users who have already been dealing with 0x8007042B – 0x4000D bug.

How to Fix Windows 10 Anniversary Update Error Code 0x8007042B – 0x4000D?

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Since the actual reason of 0x8007042B – 0x4000D issue hasn’t been identified, it’s quite difficult to provide any possible fixes. However, BSOD errors like this one are associated with the corrupted registry entries, damaged system/update files, missing Windows 10 updates, third-party software, antivirus, and similar issues on the previous Windows 10 version, which conflicts with the update and cause its crash. Therefore, there are some basic steps that you can try:

Solution 1. A scan with a PC optimizer

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Solution 2. Disabe antivirus

If a PC optimization did not help, then try to disable your anti-virus. For that, click Ctrl +  Alt + Del to open Task Manager. Find the process of your anti-malware, right-click it, and select End Task. After that, locate its icon on the taskbar, right-click, and select Quit or Exit from the drop down menu.

Solution 3. Run a Clean Boot

Last, but not least, try to run a Clean Boot and then launch the installer/update. This can be done by performing the following steps:

  • Click on Win key + S, type msconfig in the search bar, and press Enter.
  • When the System Configuration window shows up, click on Services tab, and place a tick alongside all Microsoft Services.
  • When all services are marked, select Disable all.
  • After that, click Ctrl + Alt + Delete to Open Task Manager.
  • Select Startup and disable all programs that are set to boot along with Windows system automatically.
  • Once done, restart your PC and try to install Windows 10, update or upgrade it depending on what you’ve been doing while the Blue Screen Error 0x8007042B – 0x4000D showed up.

Solution 4. Run Windows built-in Troubleshooter

  • Press Win key and type Troubleshooting.
  • Click on the search results.
  • Then select Troubleshooting tab and click View all options (left corner at the top).
  • After that, select Windows Update option and press Next.
  • Wait for the process to finish.

Solution 5. Reset Windows Update Components

  1. Click Win key + X simultaneously and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Now your task is to disable BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and the Windows Update Services. For this purpose, type the following commands in the Command Prompt window and press Enter after each of them:

    net stop wuauserv

    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver

  3. After that, type the following commands to rename SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders. Don’t forget to type Enter after each of them:

    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

  4. Once done, enable BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services (disabled before). This can be done by inputting the following command and pressing Enter after each of them:

    net start wuauserv

    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver

  5. Finally, close Command Prompt window and reboot your PC.

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