Windows 10 is known to be one of the most secure and reliable operating systems by far. It has some excellent features to save time and energy.

To keep your system update, Windows 10 also offers regular updates for free. However, there are many downsides of Windows 10 too.

In some cases, the operating system locks down, and it doesn’t allow the users to install any program until it’s available on the Microsoft Store.

One of these annoying errors also includes the 0x8007025D error. In this post, we’ve listed a few solutions to solve the error on your Windows 10, 8.1 or 7.

What is Error 0x8007025D?

The Error code 0x8007025D = ERROR_BAD_COMPRESSION_BUFFER is one of the most annoying errors where you can’t install necessary files in your system.

This error occurs when your PNY devices are sending faulty or corrupted files to the buffers in your system or if these buffers are choked.

In short, you’ll get this error if the necessary file that has to copied is missing or corrupt.  This error issue might be caused due to a bad flash drive which is corrupt or unreadable at a specific section.

What Causes Error 0x8007025D?

When your system shows Error 0x8007025D, it means that there are many issues with your Windows system. One of the most common reasons this error occurs is when you’re booting your system from bios to USB.

It can also arise when you’re performing a fresh installation. Two primary and common reasons causing the Error 0x8007025D are-

  • Bad HDD or SSD Space

A fail HDD can cause the Error 0x8007025D. It can also be caused due to prolonged usage of your disk space or storage space that needs to be checked or formatted.

  • Corrupt RAM

A bad RAM can cause many issues in your system, and so is the Error 0x8007025D. Your Windows 10 PC requires at least 1GB of RAM to install.

If the data is copied to a wrong section of your RAM, your buffer system then displays the Error 0x8007025D.

Methods to Fix Error 0x8007025D

Now that we know the common reasons causing this error, let’s get started to fix them. We’ve listed some general fixes that might solve the issue quickly. If that doesn’t work, try out the elaborated methods.

1. Unplug all the External Devices

In most cases, bad or outdated hardware drivers can cause this error issue. The first thing you should do is unplug all the external devices from your PC.

You can also copy the installation file to your PC and unplug the drive as it might not need your USB anymore. Once you unplug it, you might see that the installation process will continue from where it left off.

2. Reduce or Format your HDD or SSD Disk Space

As discussed above, over usage of your HDD or SSD space can cause the issue. You only require 20 GB of your disk space to install Windows 10.

So we suggest you reduce your installation part to 125GB. It reduces the chances of copying the corrupted files to your space.

To reduce the disk space, click on the Extend button and after choosing to customize Windows 10 installation.

Also, ensure that your hard drive is secured and in good condition.

If you’re performing a clean install, remember to format the partition you’re installing the file in to. It helps you to remove the bad sectors and records in your system.

To format the partition, select to install a customized Windows 10 and hit the Format button and accept to Format.

3. Delete Temporary Files

Specific temporary files can be corrupt and cause the error 0x8007025D. Use the cleanup utility to delete these files. Here’s how-

1)    Press the Windows key

2)    Type disk cleanup in the search box and hit the Enter button

3)    Select disk cleanup


Delete Temporary Files Specific temporary files can be corrupt and cause the error 0x8007025D. Use the cleanup utility to delete these files. Here’s how-

4)    Choose the clean option, and the tool itself will analyze your system

5)    Once it’s done, select the clean system files icon

The process of clearing all the temporary files might take up a few minutes. Once all these files are cleared, upgrade your Windows using DVD.

This method has worked for many users to fix the 0x8007025D error by merely using the disk cleanup.

4. Download a New Windows 10 ISO Image File

It is possible that the image file you’ve downloaded is a corrupt file that won’t be copied or decoded. It’s also possible that the file you’ve downloaded through image creation is missing from the USB drive.

To fix the issue, you’ll have to download the files again and create your USB installations drive. Follow the steps mentioned below to download Windows 10 ISO file-

1)    Head to the Microsoft page by visiting the following link-

2)    Follow the onscreen instructions to download the file

3)    Now use the media creation tool to make a bootable USB drive

You have now downloaded a new Windows 10 ISO image file. Check if it has worked to solve the issue.

5. Try to Write the Image on Another USB Drive

As mentioned in the cases above, a corrupt USB drive is one of the main reasons causing error 0x8007025D.

If this is the case, you’ll have to use another drive for performing this method. Just create the installation file in the new USB drive from another PC and try to reinstall the file on your PC.

If the problem is solved using the method mentioned above, the issue was with your USB drive and not your PC.

6. Run a Memory Diagnostic on your Ram and Replace a Bad RAM Stick

There are high chances that the problem is with your computer. A bad RAM won’t install Windows on your PC, or it’ll keep on crashing all the time. We suggest you perform a memory diagnosis. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so-

1)    As you are booting your device, hit the f2, f8 or f10 key repeatedly to open the BIOS setup window

2)    Use the Left and Right arrows to choose Diagnostics

3)    Now, user the Up and Down keys to select Memory Test and hit the Enter key to start the test

Make sure to keep a note of the errors. However, you might have to replace your RAM if the issue is serious.

7. Reset Your System to get Rid of 0x8007025D Error

Well if none of the methods and workaround work for you, you’ll have to reset your system to fix the error permanently, Let’s do it-

1)    Hit the Windows key on your keyboard

2)    Type reset in the search box and select Resetthis PC

3)    Now in the new window, hit the Get started button to reset your PC

Done! Your PC has been reset and is back to its factory settings. With this method, all your PC’s software and hardware settings are configured and reset.

This method has worked for almost all users. However, you might lose some personal data. We suggest you keep a backup of your files and documents.

That’s not all! You can also use the Automatic Troubleshooting tool to check if there are any other system errors in your PC.

Have any issues while performing these steps? Add your comments and queries in the comments section below.

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