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Does windows 10 have an installation log?


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#1 Ballen14

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

Hello All,

 

I have a software that keeps failing when I try to install it.  Does windows 10 by any chance have a log of whats happening during a software installation?

 

I would like to know the error for trouble shooting.

 

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#2 britechguy

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

That's usually a function of the thing being installed, not Windows per se.

 

What are you trying to install?   Have you looked in the folder from which you're triggering the installer to see if a log file has been generated there?


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:08 PM

Just some 3rd party software that is failing.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

It is really impossible to guide you accurately with a dearth of information.  Your software should create an install log of its own.  Windows does not log non-Microsoft installation details to my knowledge.

 

You should be receiving an error message of some sort.   You need to share details about what's going on, and with what software, before anyone can really offer you meaningful assistance.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:36 PM

Check the Windows Event logs -


In Control Panel, enter event in the top-right search box and click View event logs in the result.

 

Navigate to Administrative Tools and click on Event Viewer.

Expand the Custom Views folder and click on Administrative Events.

The Administrative Events contain Warnings, Errors, and Critical events from all event logs.


Edited by jwoods301, 17 July 2017 - 06:38 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:28 AM

If Windows displaying popup error message box like the one in the screenshot click "View Details" down arrow to view logs created by Windows.

 

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Edited by FreeBooter, 18 July 2017 - 09:29 AM.

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