Techniques To Solve ‘Windows Could Not Complete The Installation Error’

Solve ‘Windows Could Not Complete The Installation Error’

The Problem

Are you stuck with an error message on the screen showing ‘Windows could not complete the installation’? Many users have reported this annoying issue as it makes the PC unusable. You can restart the installation procedure of windows to fix this issue but still, the loop would remain the same even after clicking OK, and post this the system would reboot.

Techniques To Solve ‘Windows Could Not Complete The Installation Error’

The Solution

Restarting the Windows installation is not the primary solution for the issue of ‘Windows could not complete the installation error’. The user might face a loop of a system reboot while trying to install Windows 10 X 64 or Windows 7.
We have some easily tested solutions with good results which would help you to solve this constant technical error.

Method 1: Automatic Repair

  1. Turn off and on the computer three times.
  2. At the third time, the computer will rapidly show ‘Preparing Automatic Repair’. It will boot the environment of ‘Advanced Recovery’.
  3. Select the ‘Advanced Options’.
  4. Select ‘Troubleshoot’.
  5. Choose ‘Reset this PC’.
  6. Select the option ‘Keep my files. Choose ‘Cancel’ as there is no need to reset the computer.
  7. Select your account. Type the password. Press ‘Continue’.
  8. Select ‘Reset’.

“Around 60% of users were able to fix the issue of ‘Windows could not complete the installation’ by using the ‘Automatic Repair’ method.”

Method 2: Windows key repair

  1. Press the key ‘Shift + F10’ on the screen to show the command prompt.
  2. Write the command “cd%windir%/system32/oobe/”. Select ‘Enter’.
  3. Write ‘msoobe’ and select ‘Enter’.
  4. Create an account on the displayed creation wizard with a decent password.
  5. ‘Restart’ the PC.

The user will lose all the files stored on the computer after changing the account. The files present on the drive can be recovered after downloading EaseUS to recover the software data free of cost.

Method 3: Transfer of System

The backup system makes everything easy. If you don’t have it, head-on towards the ways provided below:

Option 1

  1. Download the ISO files of ‘Windows 10’ on a working computer.
  2. Make a media of ‘Bootable creation’.
  3. Execute a fresh installation from scratch.

Option 2

  1. Make a system image on a working PC.
  2. Proceed with transferring the system image to your PC which couldn’t process the installation procedure.
  3. Download the ‘EaseUS Todo Backup’ for transferring the data into different hardware.

Follow these seamless which would help you with transferring the system:

Step 1: Make an ‘Emergency Disk’ on a working PC.

  1. Connect an empty external hard drive/USB flash drive consisting of 100 GB space to the computer.
  2. Run the ‘EaseUS Todo Backup’. Select ‘Tools > Create Emergency Disk’.
  3. Select USB as the location of a disk to make an emergency disk that will help to boot the PC when it does not succeed to restore or boot the system to an unknown computer.
  4. Select ‘Proceed’.

Step 2: Make a ‘Windows system image backup’ to restore a dissimilar hardware

  1. On a working computer, run ‘EaseUS Todo Backup’. Select ‘System Backup’ on the pane’s left side.
  2. Select the ‘Windows OS’. Identify the USB flash drive that has an emergency disk as a disk of destination to protect the system image.
  3. Worried about the loss of data by saving the ‘System Image’ into the disk of an emergency? You can save it to any other blank hard drive of 100 GB space. It helps to create a complete backup of the Windows system along with the installed programs and applications to the selected device from the C drive.
  4. Select ‘Proceed’. It will begin to make the system backup image to the directed device.

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Step 3: Boot the unrelated computer/hardware from the ‘EaseUS Todo Backup’ emergency disk

  1. Link the external hard drive/USB flash drive with system backup image and emergency disk to a new PC.
  2. Restart the computer. Press F8/F2 to boot into the BIOS.
  3. Alter the boot drive. Set your PC to get the boot from the emergency disk of ‘EaseUS Todo Backup’.
  4. The user will enter into the main interface of EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 4: Transference and recovery of the system into a different computer or hardware

  1. Select ‘System Transfer’ from the main window of EaseUS Todo Backup.
  2. Choose the ‘System Image’ on the drive. Select ‘OK’ to proceed.
  3. Identify the disk for saving the ‘System Image’. From the ‘Advanced Options’, select ‘System Transfer’. Select ‘OK’ to save the changes.
  4. Select ‘Proceed’ which would proceed to transfer the system along with already installed programs on the new hardware PC C: drive system.

Step 5: Restart the computer with the transferred system.

  1. The user is required to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot up the PC from the C drive with the transferred system.
  2. Save the changes. Restart the computer.
  3. Start updating the programs and drivers of a drive to make sure that everything works fine on a new PC.

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With this, the user will not get the error message of ‘Windows could not complete the installation. If you receive the error message – to install Windows on the PC, restart the process of installation. Use your product key to start the Windows, if asked. Drop down your views after testing the above methods. If you have any queries, ask freely in the given comment section. We will sort it out very soon.

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