Windows 10: Windows 10 Clean Install Failing

Discus and support Windows 10 Clean Install Failing in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have the current setup: MoBo: ASRock X570 Steel Legend (AM4) CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: GTX960 RAM: 16Gb Patriot Viper 3200MHz 2x8Gb Storage: Samsung... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/AegonStarkgaryen, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Windows 10 Clean Install Failing


    I have the current setup:

    MoBo: ASRock X570 Steel Legend (AM4) CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: GTX960 RAM: 16Gb Patriot Viper 3200MHz 2x8Gb Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 Tb M.2 NVME

    All devices are seen in BIOS. I am booting with a Windows 10 bootable USB device, created using the Windows media creation tool. The setup starts copying the windows files, but then fails during “file preparation” - the second step of the entire process. At first the error only occurred after reaching 90% progress with “file preparation”, as opposed to now, when the installation file preparation step reaches 11% and the same thing happens. This is the error screen:

    this is the error

    I’ve found some discussing this issue but none of the solutions I’ve tried have worked. These have included partitioning the drive to use a smaller storage partition, swapping RAM dimms and using just one RAM stick etc.

    Any ideas what could be the issue here? Thanks!

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    /u/AegonStarkgaryen, Feb 18, 2021
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  2. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Feb 18, 2021
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  3. 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, Feb 18, 2021
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  4. jds21 Win User

    Windows 10 Clean Install Failing

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I just did step one and they have just all installed.... thank you so much.... it was quite frustrating having that update window pop up every 5 minutes and failing to instal every time

    Thanks mate
     
    jds21, Feb 18, 2021
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