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Windows 10 Failed to Install 0xC1900101 0x30017

Q: Windows 10 Failed to Install 0xC1900101 0x30017

Everytime I try to update my computer to windows 10, I get the same error occurring. Ive tried multiple methods but I can not get around it. Downloading it works, but once the installing gets to the first re-boot, the machine hangs with the dots that are meant to be going in a circle just freezing. Nothing happens no matter how long I leave it for, so I have to hard-reset. Once I done that it tries to recover the installation but the same thing happens again so then it just sets me back to windows 7.
 My computers model is Alienware_Aurora_R3
Attached is the error message I get when I am rolled back to Windows 7. 
Ive tried looking online for solutions but cant find any that work for me so far. Any help? 

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A: Windows 10 Failed to Install 0xC1900101 0x30017

I have the same PC and the exact same error occurs on my system.  i spend two hours with Microsoft Tech support on the phone to no avail.  I have no idea what to do about except stay with windows 7 which works just fine.

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I have spent several hours trying to get my HP Envy upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I have updated all my drivers, removed all USB items, tried disabling my wifi, and tried installing via USB - all to no avail. Can someone please help me!

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I have a problem with installing Windows 10 (either upgrade or clean install). I think the problem has started 2.5 years ago when suddenly Windows 8 stopped installing updates. I think it stopped installing updates after the Windows 8.1 upgrade through the store has failed.

Just about a month ago, updates resumed and a bunch of them were installed. But after several days, one security update has failed to install and Windows update is stuck at this point.

I decided last week to upgrade to Windows 10. Direct upgrade wasn't possible because I have o upgrade to Windows 8.1 first, which I can't. So I have created a clean install media on USB using the media creation tool. I plugged in the USB, shut down then started and selected the USB drive as first choice for booting. It brought the Windows logo, and 1 minute later, the laptop shut down. I repeated the operation twice with the same result.

I tried then to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 from another USB, but shortly after the logo, instead of shutting down, I got a light blue screen with "something went wrong" message and the machine restarted.

Then I decided to run the USB that have Windows 10 from Windows. I selected to remove every thing and proceeded. The process after that went slow increment of 1% took about 10 minutes. Then I got the first restart, and it went the same as it shut down. I started the laptop and it went again to Windows 8. After I logged on, I got the following message:

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Error with windows update, trying to install the November update of windows 10

The Installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation.

I have done the DISM stuff the SFC stuff and even did a full CLEAN install of windows 10 losing all my programs and that's how i got the error i listed above. I downloaded the patch using the Windows Media tool as the windows update wont seem to download it and say it will try again later. It always seems to fail on one of the restarts.

Any Idea how to get the November update installed? Oh and now some of my programs are saying im missing MSVCP100.dll and trying to go to the download page at Microsoft just says try again later.

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When I try to update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, all the initial processes (like updates checking, etc) appear to be happening normally. But finally, I get an Error message saying, Windows 8.1 could not be installed and so, current version of windows(windows
8) has been restored. Corresponding error code is: 0x101 - 0x30017.

I have tried to install it through store and also using iso file. Both ways, it is not working. Please help

Thanks in advance :)

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8.1 install error 0xC1900101-0x40019 and 0x80070652 and Windows 8.1 installation failed and reverted back to Windows 8.0

I'm lucky the computer even came back to life. I have an Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card, so the review from ADRStudio replied on February 15, 2014 on page 18

could address this problem but I'm not so sure. I can't find the Win 8.1 drivers at HP for my machine, they only offer Windows 7 or 8.

I've been reading Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

and on my dual boot laptop with Win 7, this may be a fatal error when trying to install Win 8.1 because 8.1 adds another System partition and kills off the one I had been using.

Considering the overwhelming severity of this problem and how widespread & long-going it is, I'm gonna stick to Win 8.0 for now.

A:8.1 install error 0xC1900101-0x40019

Download the attached file.. Right click and Run as Administrator.

This will create a compressed folder on the Desktop, attach it to your next post.

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Hey all.

I reserved my copy of W10 a long time ago, and I just got back from vacation, so I thought I would just go ahead and install using the Media Creation tool.

After running the tool and downloading it, it installed fine and proceeded to reboot. I think it would be useful to mention that I dual boot Ubuntu and W7. I googled if this would be a problem, but noone said it would be.

After booting back in to W7, I was greeted with the W7 startup message and the login screen. I logged in, and was presented with this message:

0xC1900101 - 0x20017
The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation.

After some extensive googling, I figured out that for most people the cause of this is driver issues. However, for everyone that I saw, the drivers that were causing the problem were storage drivers (often Roxio drivers) under the Storage Volumes category in Device Manager. However, the only things in that category are Generic Volumes:


Also, there are other things hidden in the Device Manager, but they are all network adapters:


Now, I'm not sure where all of these network adapters came from, nor am I sure whether I need them or not. But, even if they were the cause of the problem, I can't delete them; clicking on them and uninstalling them does nothing.

I've repeated the install process maybe 6 or 7 times now. On the last one I did, I just created... Read more

A:0xC1900101 - 0x20017 happens every time I install.

Ever find a solution?

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So here is whats going on. Windows 8.1 failed to install. It would download, install, restart, install some more, restart, and then when it got to the updating devices or whatever it was exactly, it would error with 0xC1900101 - 0x30018. I found threads that pointed the issue to being wireless card issues. I tried updating the drivers before install, no go. The only thing that worked was disabling the card in the BIOS (I actually just ripped the damn thing out, but it works the same). So finally got windows 8.1 installed. Went to put my wireless card back in, booted up, almost instant frowny face blue screen. So 8.1 broke my wireless capability all together. If anyone has any ideas or knows how to fix this I would appreciate it. Otherwise it looks like I will just have to wait for microsoft to fix their default drivers or whatever they did. FYI, i have a ASUS Dual-band PCE-N35 wireless card.

A:8.1 Failure to install. 0xC1900101 - 0x30018

What about contacting ASUS and see what they say. I don't see any specific Windows 8.1 driver but maybe they have a beta version you could try.

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I have Asus X54hr with windows 8 pro.

I have already updated all my drivers, at least I think so.

And I dont have third party antivirus program, only defender, which I shut off before update.
Run update with clean boot and gone though several suggestions how to install w8.1

like this one:
Windows 8.1 Update Error 0xC1900101-0x40017 on Dell XPS 18
But I still got error message 0xc1900101 - 04000d after restarting my computer when installation freezes( screen goes black after restart when setup applied pc settings.

Any suggestions? Or I need to provide more info?

A:Error 0xc1900101 - 04000d after w8.1 install from store

Ok, I get 8.1 into system.

I downloaded iso file with Os installation, and run setup only with saving personal files.

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trying to update windows 8 to 8.1, when I've completed the download and I restart the computer I get an error message saying I need to restore, with error message:

When I turn off the computer, and back on It says it wasn't able to update to 8.1, and it did changed back to regular windows 8.
and get this error message:

how can I fix this?
Not very good with computers

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Hi, how are you?  I am posting here because my error is 0xC1900101 0x30018 (see pic).  I get "stuck" on 40% overall and 23% of installing features and drivers.  I say "stuck" because the inner percentage circle breathes but nothing happens past those percentages.
I have an Asus laptop running Windows 7 Home 64-bit on a Samsung SSD.  I read other forums to turn off antivirus - so I permanently turned all of Norton off but no luck 

A:Windows 7 to 10 error 0xC1900101 0x30018

Here I have the exact same problem. Also an Asus Windows 7 -64bits
It stucks at same 40% 23%

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A friend, who is new to computers, came by with an old Compaq Presario Notebook (running Vista) to have me take a look at it and maybe install some software. We decided it might be fun to load up with Ubuntu. I have successfully loaded Ubuntu on other machines before.

So we decided to do a full install- getting rid of Vista completely. Unfortunately the system wouldn't let me load it - it simply hangs 90% through the Ubuntu install. I tried it multiple times using different install CDs- and it hung in same place each time. Of course in the process, Vista was wiped off the machine.

Unable to load Ubuntu, I decided to switch gears and install Window XP (I have an old MS Student version that has never been "activated"). It seemed as if the install is going along fine, until it too finally hangs- saying I don't have a hard drive, or the system can't find the hard drive. I was able to run the system diagnostics on the machine and of course it shows there is NO issues with the hard drive whatsoever.

Now my friend really needs his computer running, and i feel terrible that I screwed it up. If anyone out there knows what the heck might be going on, I can avoid digging up money out of my own pocket to bring it in to a shop to diagnose.

Some notes:
- System is Presario c700 notebook - bios version F.07 1.46 1024mb ram
- Vista was running just fine on it yesterday - no apparent issues except the fan runs continuously
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A:Failed/aborted Ubuntu install-wiped out system. Now cant install Windows XP!

There might be some left over files left on the hard drive which might be causing the installation issues of either one of the Operating System's.

I would try wiping out the hard drive completely with a 3rd party program. I prefer DBAN, a link is available in my signature.

There are many people here that prefer KillDisk also - whichever one will do the same thing for you.

Format HDD - jcgriff2.com


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I can't seem to update to windows 8.1 it gives me this error after logging in again:

"Couldn't update to Windows 8.1

Sorry, we couldn't complete the update to Windows 8.1. We've restored your previous version of Windows to this PC.

0xC1900101 - 0x40017"

The funny thing is that a few weeks ago I already updated to windows 8.1 but because of a faulty driver and not being able to boot into safe mode I had to renew my windows and downgrade to windows 8.0. But now I can't seem to update to windows 8.1 anymore. I installed all the windows updates even the optional ones. So I did a factory reset and uninstalled everything that didn't seemed necessary for windows so the update would go smoother. I found a toshiba page with a tutorial to how to update to 8.1 and it told me to uninstall the following:

Genesys Logic
Intel PROSet
Intel Wireless Display
Realtek-audio driver
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Realtek WLAN driver
Realtek Bluetooth Filter driver

and on another page it told me to uninstall anything related with toshiba so I did all that and these are programs I currently have:


I also tried with a clean boot but still no change. My graphics driver atm is version 8.9 while the most recent released version is 13.12 but toshiba only release update 12.1 for windows 8.1 and I did try installing that but it just got me into a endless boot loop.

My laptop:

Toshiba Satellite C855-255

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A:Upgrade to Windows 8.1 keeps failing - error 0xC1900101

I have a C850D-13F..
same error....help us...

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Hey guys,

I've been having a problem with upgrading to Windows 10. I've tried using the tool both by running it on my PC and putting it on a USB. It gets through the first part of copying files and does the first reboot, then it starts back to the screen and the Installing Features and Drivers sits at 0% for a few seconds then resets and restores my old version with this error:

0xC1900101 - 0x30018 - The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with the error during SYSPREP operation.

When I originally looked this error up I read that it might be an encryption error so I decrypted both of my drives, ran the install again.. Same error. So now I am at a complete loss as to what to do so I can get myself upgraded.


Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Mobo: ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero
PCU: Intel i7 4790k 4.00 GHz
GPU: ASUS ROG MARS760x2 (2 GTX 760 chips on one card)

Please let me know if you have any info or advice as to how I can fix or workaround this issue.



A:Windows 10 Upgrade Failure - 0xC1900101 - 0x30018

I am having exactly the same problem, I am installing from USB onto Windows 8.1 Pro, as the administrator (local) outside of the normal domain. It gives no warning of this error until it has been through most of the install, I have tried multiple times same issue occurs.

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Upgrading a Windows 8.1 installation and it stuck at getting devices ready at 2%. No BSOD. Has to be specific to 8.1 as I have already installed 10 on a clean partition with no issues on this machine. All drivers up to date. Did try removing Avast. No wireless devices attached. Not really bothered but an upgrade would save a few hours. Tried it twice and it sticks in the same place "Getting devices ready 2%" A reboot restores previous OS.
There is a lot written about this error applying to Windows 8 and wireless devices in laptops....this is a huge desktop machine.

A:Windows 10 Error code 0xc1900101-0x30018

I suppose when it ran the compatibility checker, it showed no problems?

There was a time when Bluetooth devices caused problems. If you have any, you might try disabling them in the Bios.

I have not done an install over 8.1. The one time I tried, it said it could not with Media Center installed, so I stopped.

No log files left after the failed attempt?

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I have a samsung RV511, i5 processor, 4gb Ram it has windows 7 home premium.

I have been trying for days to upgrade to windows 10. It starts by copying the files and then on the first restart it gets stuck at the windows logo everytime. When i restart the laptop i get the message that the installation failed in the safe_os phase with an error during BOOT operation.

error 0xC1900101-0?20017.

I need your help to successfully upgrade to windows 10 home. I have attached the setuperr.log from C:\$Windows-BT\Sources\Panther\

A:Windows 10 Upgrade gives error 0xC1900101-020017

How about this: 0xC1900101 - 0x20017 Fixed!

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In April 2018 Windows 10 Pro tried to install the functional update 1803 on my Lenovo T460 with no luck. Error 0xc1900101. In the settings I delayed the functional updates for 365 days. Since May 2019 Windows tries to make this update again with the same Error 0xc1900101. Windows downloads the update, installs it and after the error restores the old windows version. After 10 minutes this procedure starts again, and so on. For now, I simply disabled the windows update service in order to be able to use my computer as it is. Is there any solution to this annoying problem with the update 1803 for Lenovo T460?

A:Windows 10 Pro Update 1803, Error 0xc1900101

Take a look at this document. It looks like there is an incompatible driver present. 

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Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter -from windows update Install  failed - Where can I find this so I can retry to re-install - mobile device does not connect  WINDOWS VISTA- verizon treo running windows mobile 6 professional CE OS 5.2.1620 (BUILD 18125.0.4.2) Here is the error message: Microsoft Corporation - Networking - Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter Installation date: ‎10/‎4/‎2009 12:02 PM Installation status: Failed Error details: Code 800F020B Update type: Recommended Microsoft Corporation Networking software update released in May, 2007 More information: http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20060042 Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub I could not find anything to help me with this.. I did download & install the new Windows mobile device center v 6.1.6965  but the device will still not connect.. i'm thinking the failure of the Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter is the problem (i think)  so I want to re-install the update.. but don't know where to get it. Windows update in VISTA does not let you go out and pick an update from a list Any and all help appreciated

A:Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter -from windows update Install failed - Where can I find this so I can retry to re-install - mobile device does not connect

Your best option may be to open device manager (with device connected) and uninstall any related device, making sure the 'Delete driver software for this device' is checked.Once you have done this, unplug your device, uninstall WMDC 6.1 and reboot your machine. Then follow the instruction on my first reply, this should sort it for you.If anyone is helpfull, please click the 'Vote as helpfull' icon.
If anyone has answered, please click 'Suggest as answer' at the bottom of the post involved :)


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Hi, this is my first post so I apologize in advance for any naivete.

Right, so I've been using Windows 10 home without (much) issue for months now, and I decided to do the anniversary upgrade. All is well until it gets to ~75% at which point I blue screen with error

0xC1900101-0x4000D - The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation

This started me off on a long and frustrating journey over the last three days desperately trying everything I could find online to fix the issue, but I'm at the point of giving up, so I figured maybe some kind soul would aid me online.

Thing's I've tried thus far (that I can remember - it's been a lot):
Doing the anniversary upgrade from windows updateDoing the anniversary upgrade via the windows upgrade assistantDoing the anniversary upgrade via ISODoing the anniversary upgrade via ISO from bootable USBReinstalling (not fresh) Windows 10, which yields bsod

0xC1900101-0x2000C - The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during APPLY_IMAGE operation

Ran chkdsk, which fixed a couple corrupt files, but didn't solve the problemRan sfc, which reported no errorsUpdating every driver I could (using DriverMax to identify out of date drivers, but not to install them)Ran driver verifier with all options but low resources simulation on all non-microsoft drivers, which causes a bsod before it gets to login

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A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update BSOD 0xC1900101-0x4000D and More!

Ran the DM Log Collector - attached is the result.

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I have a Dell XPS 18 portable all-in-one machine that came with Windows 8, then I updated it to Windows 8.1 without any problems. It caught a nasty virus and I had to restore it to factory settings, which leaves me back at Windows 8.

I have tried multiple times to install the Windows 8.1 update through the Microsoft Store but keep getting Error Code 0xC1900101-0x40017. I have tried the following but get the same result;

Ran all of Windows Updates that would come upVerified that all drivers were up to date. Note: my video driver is NOT a Nvidia but an Intel. I've seen posts stating that this driver needs to be updated in order to fix the problem.Ran Selective Start Up

I don't know what else to do at this point because I have not been able to find anything online related to my problem. Please advise if you have any suggestions. Thanks!

FYI: Antivirus running is Avast!

A:Windows 8.1 Update Error 0xC1900101-0x40017 on Dell XPS 18

Hi, many people with your problem blame Avast for preventing Windows 8.1 installation - "Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 - 0xC1900101 - 0x40017" - Microsoft Community. You can try to uninstall Avast and run the Windows 8.1 upgrade.

Good luck, werty

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Can anyone help me with this error? I get it every time when trying to get version 1607. I have checked many times; this is not related to any drivers but to something I do not understand. Here are included my Panther and Rollback folders.
Sources.zip - Google Drive

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I have a brand new XPS 13, 9343 model with i7 processor and 512GB SSD. I am still within the 14 day cooling off period, and I'm now seriously considering returning it. I have never experienced such a load of nonsense trying to install any other piece of software.
So far, and after many attempts, I've been totally unable to upgrade to Windows 10. The very first thing I did was install all available Windows updates for 8.1 (there were 79 of them), and immediately after that I began the Win10 install saga. Nothing else has been done to the laptop - no dodgy software or USB devices (other than the boot USB where necessary). It is in a clean state.
- After downloading through Windows Update, the installation procedure is INCREDIBLY slow (eg it takes 36 HOURS to reach 42% completion - and at this point it hits the error message). What on earth can it be doing??
- I also tried creating a bootable USB through the media creation tool. If I boot from this USB drive and perform a "clean" install, this works perfectly - it takes about 8 minutes in total (which emphasises how ridiculous the 36 hours is). However, because it is a clean install and not an "upgrade", I end up with a non-activated version of Windows 10 and I get prompted to pay £99.99, which I have no intention of doing. I paid for the laptop on the understanding it would get a FREE upgrade to Win10!
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A:XPS 13 (9343) - Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Error 0xC1900101 0x30018

Hi Everyone,
If you are experiencing the issue whereby your XPS 13 is not upgrading to Windows 10 and is getting stuck or taking several hours, PM me with your Service Tag.

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Previously, I'd gone through a terrible tribulation trying to get my two HP computers from the initial RTM build 10240 to version 1607 Anniversary Update. Spent hours/days trying to troubleshoot it. The only thing that eventually worked was to download a specific ISO file, for version 1511 build 10586.679. I did try updating to 1607 in the next step, but that failed... and I gave up.

Fast forward a couple months, 1607 got pushed to one of my computers successfully. However, the other one ended up failing.

There were many posts about this issue back in the earlier days of people trying to update from RTM 10240. Deja-vu. However, nothing seems to work. I tried downloading the 1607 ISO file and running it... which resulted in the error above after about 1.5 hours. Next, I used the Media Creation Tool to try getting 1607 installed... ran into the same error again.

I did leave the notify Microsoft option in place, so whatever errors were made ended up forwarded to Microsoft. But I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to fix this... or if I'll just have to wait. Any thoughts/suggestions?


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I receive a similar error again on our HP Pavilion Notebooks with AMD CPU when updating to Windows 10 Creator update as last time when updating to Windows 10. Our office has a few of the 17-G133cl notebook computers and all of them display the same error message: We couldn't install Windows 10 - 0xC1900101 - 0x20017 - The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation. Which is similar to the error displayed during the initial Windows 10 update except that the error shown was 0x1900101 - 0x20000. Back then a BIOS update that became available that fixed the issue. We check for a new BIOS, but all notebooks have the latest BIOS already installed v. F.41 from 9/19/2016. All other systems including other none HP AMD computers upgraded just fine. Any ideas what could cause this issue with that type of system?

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Please help,
I have a a XPS 13, 9333 originally delivered with Ubuntu but I need to run Windows 10on it.
So far, and after many attempts, I've been totally unable to install Windows 10. I am subscribed to MSDN so i downloaded the Win 10 installer with a new registration key.
Trying to install Win 10 booting from USB stops midway (black screen for hours).

I was able to install windows 7. Then I tried to upgrade to Win 10 running setup from it.
1st phase (file copying) OK.
2nd phase (driver installation) halts at 25% (40% total) and reboots recovering windows 7 and showing Error 0xC1900101 0x30018 t failed in operation "FIRST_BOOT", ... SYSPREP at startup.
Windows 7 installation from which I start is a clean one, no AV, no apps, nohing.
Any idea anybody?


A:XPS 13 (9333) - Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Error 0xC1900101 0x30018

sspelta,Below is a link for driver installation on your laptop. There is a driver install order that must be followed.Drivers Install Order and Tutorialshttp://dell.to/2guAvnE

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In Dell Precision M6600 upgrading from Windows 10 to windows 10 Anniversity Edition fails with error

     0xc1900101 - 0x30018       The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during SYSPREP operation.I tried the following:
1. Uninstalled all unused software and installed latest Dell BIOS version A15 and drivers from Dell Web site.2. In Device manager removed hidden devices.4. Installed upgrade from USB3 drive by selecting keep files and application. 5. Verified that     sfc /scannowdoes not find anything:    sfc /scannow    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.    Beginning verification phase of system scan.    Verification 100% complete.    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violati    ons.6. Tried DISM    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool    Version: 10.0.10586.0    Image Version: 10.0.10586.0    [==========================100.0%==========================]    No component store corruption detected.    The operation completed successfully.6. Tried from command prompt    bootrec /fixmbr    bootrec /fixbootwhich worked without errors.7. Tried    bcdboot d:\windows /vwhich re-creates recovery partition successfully8. Used Windows 10 Upgrade troubl... Read more

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This x64 system was upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate in August 2015. All the patches and updates have been applied successfully. I have eliminated all but one error. I have been working on this for days. I would appreciate any help resolving this error:

2016-08-24 15:35:51, Error MOUPG CInstallUI::GetDefaultLanguage(1715): Result = 0x80070002[gle=0x00000002]
2016-08-24 15:43:43, Error MOUPG CSetupManager::GetDUSetupResults(5249): Result = 0x80070490

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Yeah, I had to do a Windows Repair on my uncle's computer and now I am trying to install SP2 again on a CD I got awhile ago. Well about halfway through it stopped. Says it failed. Anyone know why that is and how do I fix this so SP2 installs fully? I also tried to do it off of Windows Update. Failed that way also. I also tried doing it in Safe Mode. No luck. Same thing happens. What may be causing this? I got rid of 205 spy and adaware that he never scanned for. I also ran an antivirus scan. No viruses.

A:Windows XP SP2 CD install failed!!!!!!!!!

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I'm on E5-773G. (short version of the story) I'm using Kubuntu in BIOS Legacy State as this was the only way I could see USB option in Boot Menu (F12). And it was the only way I could install Kubuntu from USB, from boot. I "burned" USB using OEM Windows 10 and told Kubuntu to take entire disk (effectively wiping out all bloatware). If I enable BIOS UEFI mode, I see "No Bootable Device" icon because Linux and UEFI don't like one another(?), and already mentioned, list of bootable devices disappear (In Legacy Mode, there are 5 positions, HDD, USB, network etc., in UEFI mode, nothing, empty list). I ran: dd bs=4M if=/path/to/win10.iso of=/dev/sdx && syncwith correct path and correct USB and it didn't work. While booting screen flickered couple times and the only thing I saw was Kubuntu's logo and it booting up. WinUSB is not a choice since it's seemingly offline, unetBootin never worked. I'm not aware of any such easy tools. I don't know what to do, is it possible to install Windows 10 on Legacy BIOS from USB on Linux?Any ideas? How can I successfully "burn" USB, boot it and actually install it?Currently my computer is in Legacy BIOS mode, with enablable UEFI mode with Secure Boot disabled.After dd I can easily reformat my USB (which means it's not hardware failure) and reuse it. Could someone knowledgable guide me? The DD does copy contents on the drive, I have two iso's actually, one from Windows 10 and one from Windows 7 (oldie but goodie... Read more

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hi all, I reserved my copy of windows 10 a while ago, and today I checked my updates history to find it has failed to install 5 times, any ideas as to why this is happening, all my settings are at the recommended bit so I cant see any reason why its failing,

A:windows 10 Failed to install

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I bought a new ssd (kingston A400) and i want to install windows 10 on it.
But when i tried to do it i get this error: We couldn't create a new partition or locate one.
I tried nearly everthing on the internet but the error still remains.
My motherboard is the asus M5A78L-M LX3

A:Failed to install windows 10

Did you do a Custom Install in Win 10 Setup ? Delete all existing partitions if found, since your SSD is new.

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I was reinstalling windows xp, it showed no improvement, so I restarted my computer?
then when I go to my windows login, it says windows has not been activated, do you want to activate? I say yes, but it shows me a blank screen and does not do anything. I retried by putting back my windows xp cd, but nothing

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Having trouble upgrading to windows 10. The computer restarted and started upgrading, got to somewhere around 30% and then restarted itself. Once it finished restarting it said something about MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. After a few restarts with the same error popping up it reverted to windows 7 and said Installation failed, giving an error code "0xC1900101-0x30017".

So I decided to contact their support. Waited an hour and a half for a call. When they called they asked my RAM size (16 GB) and told me to diagnose my memory (no problems detected) and then put me on hold to escalate my call. After several minutes listening to annoying recordings the line went dead with the standard "Beep beep beep beep" tone. I've put in another message for them to call me, but I'm not placing much faith in it...

Anyone know what's going on with this/how to fix this so I can avoid the hassle of microsoft tech support?

A:Failed to install Windows 10

I found this article written for one of the earlier preview builds MyTechGarbage - Tech | News | Review : Windows 10 Technical Preview - Installing Build 9879

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Hello guys , so actually I need your help.Today I downloaded Windows 7 Ult 64 bit as I have 32 bit , I couldn't install straigth without using cd or USB flash. So I got my USB then moved the windows to USB with WinToFlash . Restarted my computer Pressed F12 and chose hard pressed on my USB Adata and it typed ,,Windows loading files'' or smth like that. When it loaded to 100% it whent to Windows 7 blue screen and what I could only see is my mouse pointer and blue screen of Windows. It supposed to be a installation tab to choose country and where to install , but there isn't any. So please if you could help me I would be grateful.

Sorry for my bad grammar .

A:I failed trying to install windows

What version of windows is on your machine now. Are you trying to upgrade or downgrade.

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Hi everyone,
I am unable to successfully install SP 3 on my windows xp home edition. The message is, "Access is denied". Not just access denied...apparently there is a difference according to MS knowledge base. I have run a program RegCure, and this did not make any difference. I am the computer owner/administrator and logged in as such. Any thoughts?

A:Windows XP SP3 failed to install

Read here: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2873777&SiteID=17

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I have windows 7 bootable DVD and want clean instalation. i boot from DVD and opened stup and i chuse Custom (advanced) instalation and i formated my hard drive instalation started copying files complited on expaning files i got blue screen and this happens evri time i try to instal windows 7....pls help...here is the pic of blue screen i get

My PC config.
Mother board P5VD2-MX SE ASUS
pls help

A:Windows 7 failed to install

Try this remove the Sony DVD drive, & install from USB Pendrive.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7

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I have been trying to install sp1 on my laptop and i am always getting this error

Service Pack installation cannot continue
One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing.
The solution i see online is to reinstall windows but i have an oem disk and that will delete everything i got and didnt want to do that, an help would be appreciated

A:Windows 7 X64 sp1 install failed

I did find some interesting information here:

this may work. it restores the files. But it is not guaranteed that it works. Next time, don't run such crapware tools which delete files!!!!"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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I recently wiped HDD, then installed windows 8.1
I then did heaps of automatic updates, yet a whole bunch said 'failed to update'. So I tried to manually install one of them eg
And I downloaded, ran it and it said it could not be installed because it is already installed. Now that specific one, is listed as installed. Yet still says failed.
However, another one[and theres a whole bunch, do I need to cross check all this rubbish manually?] kb890830 only shows on updates for win7 and win10, not win8 on the catalog.update site. It is not listed as installed.

A:re: Windows updates failed to install

You didn't say what kind of a computer you use, laptop, desktop etc. Just a longshot but if it's a laptop, try disconnecting the battery and power cord then hold down the power key for about 30 seconds. If it's a desktop, power down unplug it and do the same. A lot of times by doing this it resets and will recognize the updates.

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Hey guys, so im trying to do some windows updates, about 65 important updates and every time i try and do it within 5 seconds it says that i has failed to update.

Not sure why it keeps doing this.

Any help is appreciated.


A:Windows failed to install updates

Try doing just a few at a time, like 2 or 3. See what happens.

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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Hey team, I own a HP Split x2, model 13-m010dx.  Unfortunately we've had trouble with this device ever since we purchased it.  So i backed up all the data, then did a clean Windows 10 reinstall on it, to try to reset it.  Unfortunately it froze during the reinstall and is now stuck on the HP logo screen.  Help!  I don't know what to do now.   It's been like this for 3 days now.  If I turn off the unit and turn it back on, it just shows the HP logo screen.  Can't get anything to work.  Any hope? Thank you for your help in advance.

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Everytime I start the Internet the Automatic Updates notification bubble appears asking me to update my computer to include KB824105. I have done this about 10 times and installed the file yet each time it asks me again! How do I make it install properly?



A:Windows Update Failed Install

go to microsoft.com and download the file manuely it should install then. i have done this before for same reason.

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Posted this on Neowin also but no harm posting it here:


I have the RTM version of Windows 7 which i installed on a newly created partition, the install failed and then the rollback subsequently failed and hung.

I have since deleted the partition I planned to install Windows 7 on, however it still exists when i reboot my computer and constantly tries to install itself.

I found one Knowledge Base Article on Microsoft Support but it pertains to Vista instead of XP and the commands it lists do not work in XP.

All im trying to do is get my PC to forget the Win 7 install so when i reboot my pc it goes straight into XP and not the Windows 7 install loop but i cant find anyway to do it.
One point to note I booted from the XP cd and tried FIXMBR when it came up to select which Windows install i wanted to fix it said that Windows was on D: when it is on C: ?

My PC is set up with 1 hard drive and 2 partitions

C: -- Windows XP
D: -- Partition for programs etc

I -- This was a 30gb partition made for Win 7 however i have since deleted this partition and moved the free space back to D:

A:Windows 7 failed rollback/Install

Where did you get this RTM copy from?

Bad ISO maybe?

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I've been all over looking for a solution to my update failures.  Everything was working fine til about a week ago. Now I have 2 Important and 1 Optional update failing.  I've tried MS Fix it, installing each manually and I've check to see if they were installed before.  The updates are as:
and the optional one KB2973337
My error codes are 80073712 and 800B0100.
x64 Windows 7
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Update Failed To Install

Have you tried manually downloading/installing from Microsoft support site individually referring to the KB updates?

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I am trying to do a Windows 7 Repair Install to repair some USB driver issues I am having.

I did a Clean Boot and un-installed my AMD display drivers first using DDU.

I started the Repair Install using the instructions on this forum in the Tutorials.

Everything proceeded as per the tutorial and then during the "Gathering files, settings and programs" step
it suddenly failed and stopped.

I would appreciate any help you can give me.



A:Windows 7 Repair Install Failed

Do a Clean Install Windows 7 following these same steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Read them over closely so you can ask back any questions.

If you didn't back up your files, you can rescue them using the step given in the second tutorial above.

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I hate windows 8 always have trouble with updates so decided to switch to Linux but installation failed but wiped hard drive now I am trying to install windows 7 but cant get that to work either

A:Linux failed and cant install windows 7

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