Fix: Windows Cannot Install Required Files Error 0x80070570

Error 0x80070570 occurs usually when you are installing Windows 7.  There are numerous suggestions all over the internet for resolving this issue, some are quiet time consuming, such as running memtest which takes a couple of hours – Don’t worry, if you don’t know what memtest is, we’ll come to it. In this guide, i’ll start with the easiest methods, you start from method 1 and stop at the one that worked for you.


Method 1: Re-try Install (0x80070570)

While the install is in progress, and you get this error  “0x80070570” press OK and go back to the previous screen, start the installation process again and re-do the installation process without restarting. Try this like 3-4 times as i know it worked for some. If the error doesn’t pops-up again, then you can stop at this method.

 Method 2: Pull Your RAM

If you have only one memory stick, then proceed to METHOD 3 – but if you have more then one, then try pulling one of it one by one. EG: If you have 4 DDR2 STICKS, Pull 1, then test, then pull the other one and test, then pull the other one and test until it  works, if none of it works, put all back and proceed to METHOD 3 – If it works, then the one without which it worked is faulty. However, you must have a 2GB in all the time. If you have 1GB Sticks, then test with 2 in – the aim here, is to find the faulty ram if there is any.

Method 3: MEM TEST

Now run – From there site, you can find bootable precompiled ISO. You can simply download and boot from it by writing it to a USB Drive or A CD Drive. You will need to change your boot order.

When you run memtest, here’s what the screen will show, if the test fails you will be shown a message on screen.


If it reports a fault with the memory, then the one stick you’ve been using is faulty and needs to be replaced. If it doesn’t, then proceed to Method #4

Method 4: (Re-write ISO)

Download the Windows 7 ISO File on a different computer and write it to a USB Drive. I have an article written on this on how to do it – Create Bootable Windows 7 USB Once this is done, you can boot from the usb and try to install it.

Method 5: Account Creation via Command Prompt

When you are prompted by the error, perform the steps given below.

  1. Hold SHIFT and press F10 (SHIFT + F10) to open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type CD C:\windows\system32\oobe and press Enter (If you are already in C:\windows\system32 or if there is an error then type CD oobe only)
  3. Type msoobe and press Enter

Now a windows account creation wizard should be open in front of you. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a generic user account and then reboot the system. This should solve the error.

Method 6: Using MMC

  1. Hold SHIFT and press F10 (SHIFT + F10) to open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type MMC
  3. Click File then select Add/Remove Snap-in…
  4. Click Computer Management
  5. Click Add
  6. Click Local Computer
  7. Click Finish then press Ok
  8. Click Computer Management
  9. Select System Tools
  10. Select Local Users and Groups
  11. Select Users
  12. Double click Administrator
  13. Uncheck Account is disabled and select Ok
  14. Right click Administrator and select Set Password…
  15. Pick a password that you want

Now restart your computer and it should solve the problem.

Method 7: Using Up and Down keys

A quick solution for this is to use up and down keys. When you see the first black screen during the restarting of your PC then start pressing up and down arrow keys on your keyboard.

This doesn’t always work but is known to solve the issue for a considerable number of users so it’s worth a try.

Method 8: Activating Default Administrator Account

If the above methods didn’t solve your problem or if you can’t see the “Local Users and Groups” option in method 2 then this should solve the problem. The “Local Users and Groups” option isn’t available on some version of Windows especially the Windows 7 Home version.

So the steps given below are an alternative way to activate the default administrator account

  1. Hold SHIFT and press F10 (SHIFT + F10) to open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter
  3. Type net user administrator password /active:yes and press Enter (Note: replace the “password” with the actual password that you want to set for the default Administrator account) (NOT SURE ABOUT THIS STEP CHECK BEFORE POSTING)
  4. Restart your computer

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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