Windows 10 is your PC operating system developed in the year 2015. It is enjoying its prime currently, and many of you have managed to install it. Although, it was supposed to be a smooth ride, unfortunately, failed for some of you out there. Its commonly known as Windows 10 setup error.

Without further ado, I will offer you the common issues and their solutions to your Windows 10 setup error which you can solve on your own in your comfort zone.  

Windows 10 setup error

Root Causes Of Windows 10 Setup Error

There are mainly driver errors that might be the source of your error in installing Windows 10. If you find the following error codes, scroll down for their solutions.

The error codes you should look for :

◊ Error 0xC1900101 – 0x20004

◊ Code 0xC1900101 – 0x2000c

◊ Error 0xC1900101 – 0x20017

◊ Code 0xC1900101 – 0x30018

◊ Error 0xC1900101 – 0x3000D

◊ Code 0xC1900101 – 0x4000D

◊ Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017

How can you Resolve?

You should try adopting the following steps below which could erase your current dilemma.

Enough Space is a Precondition

A device generally requires at least 16 GB of free space to upgrade a 32-bit OS or 20 GB for a 64-bit OS.

Run Windows Update Several Times

Install and download any possible updates in Windows Update not excluding software updates, hardware updates or third force drivers.

You can use the troubleshooter for Windows 10 to mend any Windows Update errors.

Extra Hardware to be unplugged

Expel all external storage devices and drives, docks and possibly other hardware you may have plugged into your device which is not required for it to work.

Check on third-party drivers and its updates

You can find third-party drivers and installation instructions for any hardware you’ve added to your device on the manufacturer’s website.

Windows Automatic Repair

Check on Driver Manager for Errors

  1. Select Start button
  2. In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager.
  3. Choose Device Manager in your results.
  4. In the Window, look for any device with a yellow exclamation mark. ( you might have to select every category to switch to the list of devices).

Right-click on the device name and select either on Update Driver Software or Uninstall for deletion of errors from your system.

Remove Other Security Software

Windows Defender will help you secure your device while you temporarily remove your third-party security software.

Make sure you know how to reinstall them after your Windows 10 Setup error is captured.

Repair Harddrive Errors

♦ Select start button.

♦ Go to search box on your taskbar.

♦ Type command prompt.

♦ Choose Command Prompt from the list of results.

♦ In the window which pops up type chkdsk/f C: and press the Enter key.

♦ Automatically repairs start happening on your hard drive after which you’ll be asked to restart your computer.

Note: Administrator permissions required for the above procedure on your device.

Fresh Restart to Your Windows

The clean boot is performed to start Windows using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps discard software issues that happen when you install a program or an update.

Windows error

Also, when you run a program in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. Performing a clean boot may help you decipher the conflict which is causing the issue.

Repair and Restore System Files

♦ Select the Start button

♦ Go to your search box on your taskbar

♦ Type Command Prompt from your upcoming results

♦ Choose Command Prompt in the list of results

In the window that pops up, type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press the Enter key.

Note: Administrator permissions required for the above procedure on your device.