FIX: The current active partition is compressed

So when you try to upgrade Windows, you may be faced with an issue that says ‘the current active partition is compressed.’ This kind of error occurs mostly in Windows 10, and fortunately, there is some fix to this issue that can solve your problem. The fix to this issue our mentioned below. Try them all one by one to know which fits your system.

1. Scan your HDD

Hard drives are sensitive to errors and malfunctions, so first of you need to ensure that your hardware is in good health, and if there are any issues present, then you might want to fix them using the troubleshooter. Follow the below steps to Scan your HDD:

  1. Open the start menu and head to the search bar
  2. Search for CMD
  3. Choose the command prompt and run it as an administrator
  4. Let’s say you need the partition C then type
    Chkdsk c:/r
  5. And then press the Enter key

After the scan is complete, exit the command prompt and restart your computer for updating Windows.

2. Disable drive compression

Drive compression may be enabled on your computer, which would be causing hindrance in the up-gradation of your Windows software. So you should consider disabling by following the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open file explorer then click on this PC
  2. Right-click on the drive that has your OS installed
  3. Select properties and head to the General Tab.
  4. Untick the compress this drive option
  5. Finally, restart your computer and retry the update

3. Try to free up some disk space

There might not be enough space to install the Windows, so freeing up some disk space by deleting unwanted files and data and then retry the update again.

More Solutions

  • Clean install your Windows 10 software
  • Upgrade OS using Media Creation Tool

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