Windows could not complete the installation is the error which many Windows user faces when they try to install any version of Windows in their computer. As Windows operating system is used by the majority of the computer users facing this error is not a new one.

Windows Could Not Complete the Installation

If you are among those who have faced the error, Windows could not complete the installation and worry about so much, then do not get afraid of it. Here we have the four well-known methods for you to fix this problem.

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How to Fix Windows Could Not Complete the Installation in Windows 10

Solution 1 ⇒ Continue Installation Using Automatic Repair

The first and foremost thing you can do is the use of automatic repair. It is the best known and effective method tested by many users of the Windows operating system.

You can do the automatic repair with the help of Advanced Recovery. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 ⇒ Turn on your computer as soon as your Windows starts to load turn off the computer. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times until you see a message that says “Preparing Automatic Repair.”

Step 2 ⇒ Navigate to the advanced options.

Step 3 ⇒ After that, choose the troubleshoot option there.

Step 4 ⇒ Next, choose”Reset this PC.”

Step 5 ⇒ Then select “Keep my files.”

Step 6 ⇒ Then click cancel without doing anything else.

Step 7 ⇒ Choose Continue. Now, if you will not find any error during the completion of the whole installation process, it means this method has worked for you.

Solution 2: Run the Windows Account Creation Wizard

If you did not create the Windows account with the appropriate method, you may face this error. If the cause of the error is this, then you should run the account creation wizard to fix this error.

To run the Windows account creation wizard, use the following method:

Step 1 ⇒ Go to the screen showing the error “Windows could not complete the installation.” Press the Shift key and F10 simultaneously to open the command prompt.

Step 2 ⇒ Type “cd %windir%/system32/oobe/” in the command prompt and press Enter on your keyboard.

Step 3 ⇒ Next, type “msoobe” and hit Enter.

Step 4 ⇒ You will find a user account creation wizard on the screen. In this set up an account and password.

Step 5 ⇒ Reboot your computer.

Check if this method has solved your Windows Could Not Complete the Installation issue or not.

Solution 3 ⇒ Reinstall Your System Without Activating It

Many a time, this error may occur when users try to install a specific version of Windows. Mostly it occurs with Windows 10. If this is the case, you should try to reinstall your system without activating it. Choose the home version and don’t enable it during the installation. The system after complete installation by using a product key. Check if your problem has been solved or not.

Solution 4 ⇒ Find Another Source of Installation Media

This error may arise if you have used the wrong installation media for your system or if it is corrupted. Installation media is the medium(a USB flash drive or DVD) through which you can install the Windows.

You should check that the installation media is from a valid source or not. If it is not, you can get the suitable installation media from Microsoft and can run it on your computer.

To get the installation media from Microsoft, use the following method.

Step 1 ⇒ Go to the software download website of Microsoft.

Step 2 ⇒ Select a version of Windows that suits your system and create your installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

You can go directly to the versions and select one of these links appropriate for your system.

The link for Windows 7.

The link for Windows 8.

The link for Windows 10:

Step 2 ⇒ After selecting the Windows version, select the Download tool now.

Step 3 ⇒ Follow the step by step instruction given on the website.

Step 4 ⇒ After creating the right installation media do the process of installation or re-installation of Windows 10.

Check if the error “Windows could not complete the installation” is resolved. If you can install it without any error, you have successfully removed the error.

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These were the well known and easy methods to fix the error “Windows could not complete the installation.” Before the installation, you must prepare a back up of all the files and programs. So that you don’t lose the data even by mistake. Hopefully, these solutions will help you to get rid of the error without much effort.