Windows 10: Clean Install Issue: Windows could not complete the installation...

Discus and support Clean Install Issue: Windows could not complete the installation... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I have recently completed a number of steps to do a clean install on my computer from bootable media (a USB drive) I have overcome many... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Jamie_Scott987, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Clean Install Issue: Windows could not complete the installation...


    Hello,


    I have recently completed a number of steps to do a clean install on my computer from bootable media (a USB drive)


    I have overcome many problems so far, and this problem ''Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation" i have not been able to overcome.


    So..


    when i start up my PC, the Windows logo appears, with the spinning circle, fades, another windows logo appears, with a spinning circle. From this, it goes to a Blue Screen, which says ''Just A Moment'', the circle on the Just A Moment screen cycles a couple of times before the screen turns black and goes to the error


    ''Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation"



    I'm not sure how to fix this problem, and have tried multiple things to try and fix it like... the oobe method in the cmd. This just takes the screen back to the blue "Just a Moment" Screen where it just stays in that cycle for a long. long. time. I sat there for half an hour watching it go around in circles. Is it supposed to take this long? Or longer?

    :)
     
    Jamie_Scott987, Mar 15, 2019
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  2. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Mar 15, 2019
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  3. windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Mar 15, 2019
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  4. Wile E Win User

    Clean Install Issue: Windows could not complete the installation...

    Windows Vista Clean Installation

    To do a clean install on a fresh hard drive with Vista on an upgrade disc, you have to follow certain steps. Buying a full install CD would've been easier, but using the upgrade disc only adds more time, so it's not that big of a deal.

    Follow the instructions here to do a clean install with an upgrade disc: http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/28/perform-a-clean-install-with-a-vista-upgrade-disc
     
    Wile E, Mar 15, 2019
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