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Failed to Install the new Preview Build. Error 0x80246013

When trying to update Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9841 to 10041, I got the error: Failed to Install the new Preview Build. Error code 0x80246013.

This was because that the Windows Update had been running updates in the background while the new preview build was downloading.

After rebooting the system the preview update installed without any problems. Except that the update had to be downloaded yet another time.

Windows 10 activation error 0x8007007B

Windows 10 preview started to nag me because it wasn’t activated. Trying to activate it only resulted in an error. When clicking error details it showed error code 0x8007007b.

The way to solve this was to click change product key and enter this key:


I had to enter it twice before the change worked. After this the activation worked. Almost, I didn’t get an success from the activation, I only got a white blank window. But after reopening the windows the activation was ok.

I was running preview build 9926.
And it looks like it is the same problem, and the same solution, in build 10041.