Fix: Setup Couldn’t Start Properly

Error Setup couldn’t start properly. Please reboot your PC and try running Windows 10 setup again comes up when Windows installation is corrupt or a previous installation failed for some reason.

To fix this issue you will need to uninstall the previously failed installation folders and the old windows.old profile located in the C:\ Drive.

Windows.old is your old Windows; In Windows 10 you have the option to revert to previous Windows. This option is available only for a month after the windows 10 installation. So if you uninstall it; you will not be able to go back but now since you are already on Windows 10 i suggest you stick to it.

If you still wish to go back to your Old Windows; see the downgrade guide

To fix the existing issue, perform the following steps

1. Hold Windows Key and Press E

2. Open C:\ Drive

3. Show Hidden Folders

a) Click the Options button on the top right side


b) Click the View Tab

view tab
c) Select “Show hidden files and folders”

show hidden files and folders

d) Click Appy/OK

4. Locate and Delete the following folders:


Now attempt the installation, it should work fine.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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Fix: Setup Couldn’t Start Properly

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