While installing, reinstalling or upgrading to a version of a Windows 10, you might get “Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer’s hardware” error towards the end of the installation.
The error doesn’t let you continue the installation. If you restart the installation, the Windows 10 setup shows the same error towards the end of the install process.
If you are also getting “Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer’s hardware” error message when trying to install, reinstall or upgrading from one version to another version of Windows 10, you can try out the following solutions.
Solution 1 of 3
Update all device drivers before upgrading
If you are getting the error while upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, we suggest you update all device drivers to the latest version and then try to upgrade.
You can update device drivers from the Device Manager. Refer to our how to manually update device drivers in Windows 10 guide for directions.
Solution 2 of 3
Manually run msoobe.exe to complete the install
This is the best solution available around and works great on most PCs as the error shows up close to the end of the installation process. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: When you are on the error screen, simultaneously press Shift and F10 keys (Shift + F10) to launch the Command Prompt window.
Step 2: Type CD c:\windows\system32\oobe (replace the letter “c” with the drive letter where Windows 10 is installed) and then hit the Enter key.
If you are getting the error while installing or reinstalling, it would be hard to guess the drive letter where Windows 10 is being installed. Try the “C” letter first and if that doesn’t work, try other common drive letters like D, E, and F.
Step 3: Type msoobe and then press the Enter key again to manually run the mscoobe and continue the installation. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the installation.
Solution 3 of 3
Use the Media Creation Tool to upgrade
This solution works again only if you are trying to reinstall or upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10. When you use the official Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, it scans your PC for any possible compatibility issues and then reports the same. The report will help you fix the issue before beginning to install or upgrade the installation.