If you are struggling to get around Windows 10 update error “0x8007025D-0x2000C, The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during APPLY_IMAGE operation” when trying to update Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool or an Image/ISO file. This article will show you several fixes to stop the error preventing your system from updating.
Microsoft has a terrible track record of releasing Windows 10 updates with bugs, errors and countless other issues. There hasn’t been a recent Windows update that was completely issue free, with the last two major releases having major, almost crippling bugs. Sadly the same can be said for Windows version 1809 which is also suffering a careless release.
Even the version 1809 update process is complicated with error 0x8007025D-0x2000C plaguing the installation process when trying to update Windows using the Media Creation Tool or an ISO file. Thankfully there are a few things you can try to fix this issue, so following along as this article guides you through them.
How Do You Fix Error “0x8007025D-0x2000C, The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during APPLY_IMAGE operation” on Windows 10?
The first thing you need to do if you encounter error 0x8007025D-0x2000C when updating Windows 10 is check that you have the latest BIOS version installed on your system. If you’ve never done this before, visit your computer manufacturer’s website (motherboard manufacturers page if you have a custom build) and download the latest BIOS version. Once you have the latest BIOS for your system, Restart the installation process and you should be error free. If updating to the latest BIOS hasn’t helped, please continue with the other solutions below.
Create New Windows 10 Installation Media. (USB Installation Drive or ISO Image)
The next thing you should do is clear your current USB installation media and redownload a fresh copy. This will ensure the error isn’t being caused by faulty or damaged data within the current installation media. If you aren’t using the Media Creation Tool to create your media and are instead using an ISO file, you should also download a clean update ISO.
Restart the Windows 10 BITS service. (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)
To do this, type services into the start menu and select it when it appears, or open the Run tool, type services.msc then press Enter. Once you have the services window open, scroll down the list and find Background Intelligent Transfer Service. Next, double-click the entry, stay on the General tab, set the Startup type to Automatic (Delayed), then click Apply. Finally, click Stop then Start to restart the service.