Windows 10 upgrade: Fixes for error code 0x80073712 and missing or damaged files

Although Microsoft is trying its hardest to force people onto Windows 10 before free upgrades end on July 29, some PCs just won’t budge.

Even if you want the free upgrade, it’s possible that errors are getting in the way. Error code 0x80073712 seems especially troublesome, as it means a file needed by Windows Update is damaged or missing. While there are plenty of possible solutions to this problem, none of them are guaranteed to work.

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