Repair by Reinstall Not Completing


mccnavy

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On my wife's ~ 1-month old HP laptop I needed to run a "Repair by reinstall/upgrade" and am having trouble...I've never had trouble with this method on any previous machine. Laptop is running 23H2 and tunep_plus_log does not return any errors (SFC, DISM, etc.). I tried extracting an iso and running from within Windows, and I created an install disk, and tried it from there, also from within Windows. Each time it gets to 100%, but when it goes to restart, I simply get a generic error (no code) on the desktop saying "Windows installation failed."

There doesn't appear to be the option to boot off the installation media, and do it that way, anymore. It gives the "upgrade" option so that you can keep your apps and files, but when I select it, it says I have to run it from within Windows, which I did.

I'm hesitant to do a clean install because it is a HP machine and I've read that it can be a nightmare trying to get the touchpad/drivers to work again (not sure why but it is a common complaint. I had to look it up when I found that the touchpad does not work in Windows installation media setup (I had to use the keyboard), Windows RE, or Hasleo Backup (even when I added the drivers to the emergency disk).

Any other options to "install Windows while keeping files." I'm not sure why it fails right before it restarts after completing setup. Any help and troubleshooting advice would be appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
On my wife's ~ 1-month old HP laptop I needed to run a "Repair by reinstall/upgrade" and am having trouble...I've never had trouble with this method on any previous machine. Laptop is running 23H2 and tunep_plus_log does not return any errors (SFC, DISM, etc.). I tried extracting an iso and running from within Windows, and I created an install disk, and tried it from there, also from within Windows. Each time it gets to 100%, but when it goes to restart, I simply get a generic error (no code) on the desktop saying "Windows installation failed."

There doesn't appear to be the option to boot off the installation media, and do it that way, anymore. It gives the "upgrade" option so that you can keep your apps and files, but when I select it, it says I have to run it from within Windows, which I did.

I'm hesitant to do a clean install because it is a HP machine and I've read that it can be a nightmare trying to get the touchpad/drivers to work again (not sure why but it is a common complaint. I had to look it up when I found that the touchpad does not work in Windows installation media setup (I had to use the keyboard), Windows RE, or Hasleo Backup (even when I added the drivers to the emergency disk).

Any other options to "install Windows while keeping files." I'm not sure why it fails right before it restarts after completing setup. Any help and troubleshooting advice would be appreciated.
Try disconnecting all USB devices, even mouse, try again
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Please give us the specs of your wife computer.

To do a Repair install install you must do under Windows. You mount a Win 11 installation iso and run setup.exe or you run setup.exe from a Win 11 USB installation drive. If you have an antivirus make sure it is disabled or uninstall it. You must have at least 40G of free space on the main drive.
As you reported, you did it and it failed.
If you boot from a Win 11 USB installation drive the only option is a clean install.

As it is a brand new computer, what are the reasons that made you think you "needed" to do a repair install?
Did you check the main drive?
Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
chkdsk c: /f
It will say your disk is in use and ask if you want to schedule to next start = yes
Restart
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
As it is a brand new computer, what are the reasons that made you think you "needed" to do a repair install?
If it's the same laptop and the same problem, Windows lost activation when they tried to update it to the latest Windows 11 version.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Thanks all...I may try again this weekend. I did have all of the USB devices unplugged, but I did have a Bluetooth mouse active, and the power supply is in the USB-C port. I do have a system image so it may just be worth it to back up the 3rd party drivers, do a clean install with a USB mouse attached, and restore the drivers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
A few ideas-
1. I've seen third party AV screw up a repair install. Disable all third party AV including MWB if you have it. Make sure no processes of AV are running in task manager.
2. Though not likely, there's a possibility your iso could be flaky too.
3. Make sure bitlocker is off before doing a repair install.
4. In step 9 of tutorial, try choosing to NOT download updates during the repair.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Much appreciated. I tried four or five times before I quit...I've never had any problems before on other machines. Even though I removed most of the HP bloatware on there, maybe there is something with their image that is preventing repair by upgrade (or reinstall).

- No 3rd party AV at this time...on MS Defender
- I tried using an .iso created from Media Creation Tool AND one downloaded directly from Microsoft
- I disabled Bitlocker as soon as I got the machine
- I tried installing allowing it to download updates and declining updates (much faster but still failed)

I know at least twice (I sat the entire time) the process made it to 100%. It failed as soon as the message on the blue screen said preparing to restart (or something like that).

After each failure I would use Disk Cleaner to clear everything...there was always 15+GB listed under temporary installation files that had to clear. I just can't get it to restart and finish the install.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
@mccnavy, I know this a long shot but it works on my desktops when a new Canary build is released and the update fails and my computers do a rollback. After the first try fails, try the repair install again without changing anything. If needed I would try at least 3 times before giving up.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Could you please provide the following file if it exists:

Rich (BB code):
%systemroot%\Logs\MoSetup\BlueBox.log

Along with, the following:

Download and run SetupDiag from Microsoft
  • Download
    60e45c659164d-SetupDiag.png
    SetupDiag to your desktop.
  • Right-click on SetupDiag.exe and select Run as administrator.
  • When completed the following files are created: "Logs.zip, SetupDiag.exe.config and SetupDiagResults.log"
  • Attach SetupDiagResults.log and Logs.zip to your next reply.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
SetupDiag will not run within Windows and when run out of Terminal, it just gives a list of commands...no output files. The following is the Bluebox file output:

2024-01-15 18:24:12: BuildInfo: [10.0.22621.2787 (ni_release_svc_prod3.231113-1748)]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: CommandLine: ["C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2\Sources\SetupPrep.exe" ]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Opening Box: [C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2\Sources\SetupPrep.exe]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Opening Box Result: [0x0]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Detecting Product from config file.
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ParseCommandLine: Product from Setup.cfg: [0]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Deleting box result...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ScenarioCtrlHelpers::GenerateBoxHash: Calculating file hash...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ScenarioCtrlHelpers::VerifySetupVersionMatch: Previous file hash not found.
2024-01-15 18:24:12: VersionMatch: [No]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: StateMatch: Attempting to get Installation Scenario from registry...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: StateMatch: [No]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ResumeMode: [No]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: OsUninstallWarning: Execute file found [FALSE].
2024-01-15 18:24:12: OsUninstallWarning: [No]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Checking cleanup registry value...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Cleanup value missing... assuming no cleanup.
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Skipping cleanup.
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Cleaning alternate storage paths...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Cleaning MoSetup Volatile key...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Removing CorrelationVector registry value...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Removing cleanup registry value...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Flushing MoSetup registry key...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Cleaning working dir...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Creating path (with ACL): [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT]...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Creating path: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources]...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ScenarioCtrlHelpers::SetStateInRegistry: Setting Current Scenario: [0x1]...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ScenarioCtrlHelpers::SetStateInRegistry: Setting Install mode...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: ScenarioCtrlHelpers::GenerateBoxHash: Calculating file hash...
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Launching process: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SetupHost.exe] with command-line [/Install /Media /InstallFile "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2\Sources\Install.wim" /MediaPath "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2"] in Session: [-1]
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Launching: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SetupHost.exe] [/Install /Media /InstallFile "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2\Sources\Install.wim" /MediaPath "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2"] from []!
2024-01-15 18:24:12: Waiting for process events...
2024-01-15 18:24:36: *******SetupHost Logging Begin*******

2024-01-15 18:24:36: SetupHost: Logging begins.
SetupHost: Unable to check for server media. [0x80070003]
SetupHost: SetupHost initialization completed. Starting execution

2024-01-15 18:24:36: *******SetupHost Logging End*******
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Process exit code: [0x800705BB]
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Dynamic update detected! Returning: [0x0]
2024-01-15 18:24:36: LaunchProcessInSession returned: [0x0]
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Checking cleanup registry value...
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Cleanup value missing... assuming no cleanup.
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Skipping cleanup.
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Creating folder [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Setup] for expansion...
2024-01-15 18:24:36: Expanding Setup Dynamic Update files: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Cab] -> [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Setup]...
2024-01-15 18:24:36: OpenCABFilesInFolder: Expanding [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Cab\Windows11.0-KB5033205-x64.cab] to [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Setup\Windows11.0-KB5033205-x64]
2024-01-15 18:24:37: Deleting folder [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Cab] after successful expansion...
2024-01-15 18:24:37: Applying SetupDU from a directory: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUDownload\Setup]
2024-01-15 18:24:41: Launching process: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SetupHost.exe] with command-line [/Install /Media /InstallFile "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2\Sources\Install.wim" /MediaPath "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2"] in Session: [-1]
2024-01-15 18:24:41: Launching: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SetupHost.exe] [/Install /Media /InstallFile "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2\Sources\Install.wim" /MediaPath "C:\Users\X\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64v2"] from []!
2024-01-15 18:24:41: Waiting for process events...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: *******SetupHost Logging Begin*******

2024-01-15 18:51:40: SetupHost: Logging begins.
SetupHost: SetupHost initialization completed. Starting execution

2024-01-15 18:51:40: *******SetupHost Logging End*******
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Process exit code: [0x8007001F]
2024-01-15 18:51:40: LaunchProcessInSession: Error = 0x8007001F
2024-01-15 18:51:40: LaunchProcessInSession returned: [0x8007001F]
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Checking cleanup registry value...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Performing cleanup level: [0x2]
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Populating preservation paths...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Acquiring privileges...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Cleaning install folder...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Cleaning folder: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Boot]...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Cleaning folder: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Drivers]...
2024-01-15 18:51:40: Cleaning folder: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUImageSandbox]...
2024-01-15 18:56:44: Error cleaning path: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\DUSetupSandbox]
2024-01-15 18:56:44: Error cleaning path: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Efi]
2024-01-15 18:56:44: Cleaning folder: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\NewOS]...
2024-01-15 18:58:36: BoxDeletePathCallback: Error during callback! Error = 0x80070002
2024-01-15 18:58:41: BoxDeletePathCallback: Error during callback! Error = 0x80070002
2024-01-15 18:58:45: BoxDeletePath: Error deleting path [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\NewOS]! Error = 0x80070003
2024-01-15 18:58:45: BoxDeletePath: Last file path: [\\?\Volume{74cc6f55-7e00-4385-a868-053f32863805}\$WINDOWS.~BT\NewOS\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_wpf-windowsbase_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.22621.567_none_b973916a10f17da5]
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Error cleaning folder: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\NewOS]
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Error cleaning path: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources]
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Error cleaning path: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Store]
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Error cleaning path: [C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Work]
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Cleaning MoSetup Volatile key...
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Removing CorrelationVector registry value...
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Removing cleanup registry value...
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Flushing MoSetup registry key...
2024-01-15 18:58:45: Cleanup was successful.
2024-01-15 18:58:45: MainHr: Error = 0x8007001F
2024-01-15 18:58:45: wWinMain: Error = 0x8007001F
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
Could you please see if you can get the following logs manually:

Rich (BB code):
%systemroot%\setupact.log
%systemroot%\setuperr.log
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
I searched for both of those files and nothing came up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
I simply get a generic error (no code) on the desktop saying "Windows installation failed."
Could you please provide a screenshot of when this error message appears? Additionally, please provide all the CBS logs (if exist):

Rich (BB code):
%systemroot%\Logs\CBS

Does the machine have latest UEFI/BIOS update? This can cause upgrades to fail.

Could you please check the following key:

Rich (BB code):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WIMMount /v ImagePath
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
I couldn't find the CBS log but I did confirm that I have the latest UEFI/BIOS. This morning I went ahead and did a clean install of Windows 11...went without incident and everything appears to be working properly. If something comes up that makes me feel need to do a repair by upgrade/reinstall, and the error comes up again I'll take a picture of the error and post.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
"Windows installation failed." I once run into this problem when repair reinstall (at about 6% complete).
after re-try several times, I re-downloaded 23H2 ISO then it's up when re-work.
 

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    Windows 7/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Lenovo/Asus
    CPU
    Intel
    Hard Drives
    NVMe SSD/SATA SSD
@mccnavy
Just a stab in the dark, open Windows Security (Windows Defender) and go to Device Security > Core isolation > Core isolation details and turn off Memory integrity.

Then try reinstalling etc...
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin

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