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Problem

This time upgrade fails with error: 0x80070057-0x2000A, which means "The parameter is incorrect".

While checking with logs in c:\windows~BT, log names : Setupact.log and setuperr.log, we see below excerpt.

2016-10-11 14:12:07, Info                  SP     Create BOOTMGR object RetainBootDefault:n
2016-10-11 14:12:07, Info                  SP     Setting {default} to {ae179ceb-a28b-11e4-a386-74e6e20d9a1b}
2016-10-11 14:12:07, Info                  SP     Cleaning up debugger settings.
2016-10-11 14:12:07, Error                 SP     Failed to close the system store. Status = [c000000d]
2016-10-11 14:12:08, Error                 SP     CAddBootEntry: Failure while adding the boot entry. Error: 0x80070057[gle=0x00000057]
2016-10-11 14:12:08, Error                 SP     Operation failed: Add boot entry for C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\NewOS\WINDOWS. Locale = en-US. Error: 0x80070057[gle=0x000000b7]
2016-10-11 14:12:08, Error                 SP     Operation execution failed: 10. hr = 0x80070057[gle=0x000000b7]

While upgrading the operating system from one build to another upgrade process will update the loader entry in BCD store however it got failed.
When we try to enumerate the information of BCD using BCDedit , we see below entry and at the end of below excerpt  we see "The parameter is incorrect".
So, we had damaged BCD store.

C:\Windows\System32>bcdedit
 
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-us
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {default}
resumeobject            {4168b767-9264-11e6-83ac-801934dced16}
displayorder            {default}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30
 
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {default}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 10
locale                  en-us
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \windows
resumeobject            {4168b767-9264-11e6-83ac-801934dced16}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard
The parameter is incorrect.


Solution

Rename previous BCD, by checking on active partition if it is MBR drive or on EFI FAT32 partition if GPT drive.
Once renamed use command bcdboot c:\windows, if MBR drive;
or BCDBoot C:\windows /s z: /f all, if GPT drive.

here, c:\ is drive where we have windows folder or root directory
z: , is drive letter given to EFI partition

Once BCD store is generated upgrade process went through.