Windows 10 – Something Happend – invalid SQM session

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Windows 10

When installing and trying to update to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 you may come across the “Something Happened” error which is of ¬†of no use what so ever.

Windows 10 something happenend

This error is normally down to the language and locale set in your current Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installation. We need to change these settings to to English United states manually. To do so do the following:

  1. Browse to control panel.
  2. Select Region.
  3. Select Administrative.
  4. Select Change locale.
  5. Change to English US

Windows 10 change locale

Then again begin the upgrade to Windows 10 and you will find the installation is successful this time.

Allen White
Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

ITPS provides strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre provision and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. If you require a consultation then please contact me via the contacts section or direct on 07931222991, add me on linkedin.


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