If “Something Happened” with your Windows 10 installation then worry not, there are users trying to find the solution and we have some fixes for you
Microsoft Corporation is happily focused on distributing free Windows 10 upgrades to eligible Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 users. Everyone is happy waiting in line to get their free copy of a Windows OS, but a lot of users who got to the part of installing Windows 10 ran into a strange error.
The error message “Something Happened” is quite a comical one, but frustrating for quite a lot of users eager to install the new OS and also for those who had to wait quite a lot for the download and the process to complete. We talked about the early reports pouring in regarding the error and suggested some fixes.
Microsoft has not provided any official fixes but some users took to tinkering around and suggested some fixes or workarounds to resolve the “Something Happened” error.
Fix # 1
Some users put the issue up to language settings and that users are required to change those settings.
1) Go to the Start Menu by pressing the Windows key
2) Head towards Control Panel
3) Select the Clock, Region and Languages icon in the Control Panel if you are viewing by Category
4) Select the Region section and click on “Administrative” Tab
5) Click on the “Change System Locale” button and set your language to “English (US).”
Once done through these steps it is recommended for you to restart Windows for the change to take effect and then resume with your Windows 10 upgrade once again. Hopefully, it will work smoothly this time around.
Fix # 2
If the language fix did not resolve the error and “Something Happened” again then installing Windows 10 via an ISO file might be the way to go.
1. Microsoft is generous enough to provide users with the option to directly download Windows 10 ISO. Head to this link to download the required files.
2. Make sure you select the right version depending on your current OS, either the 32-bit or the 64-bit setup.
3. Run the Windows 10 media creation tool after you download it. From there either select “Upgrade this PC now”, which will let you upgrade or select “Create installation media for another PC,” which will let you download and mount the ISO image onto a USB or DVD
4. Follow the options to make the bootable Windows 10 Installation USB or DVD
5. After it is completed you will need to perform a clean installation of Windows. To do that follow this link to find out how.
Make sure you have a stable Internet connection for the complete download, have a USB or DVD that has at least 4GB of space and a product key, if one came with the download.
Currently, these are the two fixes that seem to have resolved user issues. If you are aware of other fixes do mention them in comments for other users.