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Windows could not complete the installation after Updating

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#1 Rydoge


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:27 AM

So, from what I've seen, my case is the only one existing.


I was going to play an online game on my PC, but my WiFi wasn't working, no biggie, happens all the time. I notice there's an update for my PC so I update it. After it's done it takes me to the lock screen. My WiFi still wasn't working so I press this little button on the left of my case, it basically shuts off all USB ports and connections (including ethernet, I guessed). What happened there was not normal. My monitor went black for a second, then went on to the boot screen, with the MSI logo in the background and just said: "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation. I have no clue what to do. Shift+10 works and I also can boot into the biOS. I just can't go anywhere from there.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:04 AM

How to perform a Windows 10 Refresh from Installation Media

A Refresh will basically reinstall Windows 10.  This will not effect your personal files, but it will uninstall any third party programs you installed.  You will be offered a list of the programs which will be uninstalled, you can use this list as a reference to these programs.

To do a Refresh on a computer which can not boot you will need Windosw 10 Installation Media.

If you don't have installation media you can use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to create installation media for either a disc or flash drive.  Follow the instruction for the second option Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC.

In order to use either form of installation media you need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the type of media (disc or USB flash drive) is the first device in the boot order, and the ssd/hdd the second device.

If you are using a disc place it in the tray of your optical drive, close the door and restart the computer.  When the computer recognizes the disc it will instruct you to press any button to boot from the disc.

If you are using a USB flash drive place it in a USB port and restart the computer.  You will receive the message to press any key to boot from the device.

There is a very good tutorial available, you will find it here.

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