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Something Happened: Windows 10 Error Message Fix

Published: 2015-08-02 - Updated: 2021-05-30
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Synopsis: How to install windows 10 if you receive the something happened error message or Error Code 80240020. The main goal of Windows 10 is to unify the Windows operating system across multiple Microsoft product families, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, and Xbox One, as well as new products such as Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also offers several new programs and settings that can make your computer easier and more comfortable to use. Additional assistive technology products can be added to your computer if you need other accessibility features.

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Main Digest

Windows 10 has now been released as a free upgrade from genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems. However, many people are reporting a useless error message stating "Something Happened" while upgrading to Microsoft Windows 10.

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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. The main goal of Windows 10 is to unify the Windows operating system across multiple Microsoft product families, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, and Xbox One, as well as new products such as Surface Hub and HoloLens.

Something Happened Fix

If you still receive the Something Happened message then you will need to change the locale and language settings to English (United States).

Screenshot of Windows 10 Something Happened Error Message on Installation - Perhaps the most useless computer error message ever...
Screenshot of Windows 10 Something Happened Error Message on Installation - Perhaps the most useless computer error message ever...

Here's How to Change Your Computer Language and Locale Settings:

Your computer should then start installing your free copy of Windows 10 - Enjoy!
(You can also view the short video clip below for these instructions)

How to Fix Windows 10 Error Code 80240020

This error message means the Windows 10 installation folder is unfinished and/or corrupted. Here is how to fix it:

Windows 10 Accessibility

If you currently use Assistive Technologies (AT), like screen readers or magnifiers, your experience on Windows 10 will be similar in many ways to what you are accustomed to on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. In addition, Windows 10 introduces new features and applications. The Ease of Access tab is where you will find most of Windows 10 accessibility settings, such as higher contrast themes, voice narration, and closed caption options.

Windows 10 also offers several new programs and settings that can make your computer easier and more comfortable to use. Additional assistive technology products can be added to your computer if you need other accessibility features. For Microsoft Windows 10 accessibility features visit www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows10/default.aspx

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