The problem “Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware” to It often occurs on Windows 7 or Windows 10 installation or Windows 10 update such as Windows 10 Creators Update 1709.
Y Windows could not complete the installation even as it nears the final part, the Windows 10 update is stuck at 40% or even 98%. You try to reinstall Windows 7 or Windows 10 again and again but to no avail. It keeps warning you that Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware.
This Windows 10 installation error comes to you due to various system issues like built-in SATA hard drive controller and Intel chipset.
This thread teaches you how to fix Windows setup issue for Windows 7 and Windows 10.
How to fix Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware?
Whatever your case, Windows update fails to install or Windows 10 update fails at 45% etc., reinstalling Windows is useless as it will probably stay in “Completing installation” stage for a long time. What you need to do is follow the steps below to remove the error from the computer.
Part 1: Fix it for Windows 7
When the Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware appears in the installation or reinstallation of Windows 7, the installation package could not be found as it failed. So you can also go ahead to resolve this system error.
1. Press shift + F10 to raise the symbol of the system .
You must have administrative privileges here.
2. In the symbol of the system , enter CD and then press enter to activate this command.
3. Then enter cd c: windows system32 oobe and run it.
4. Write msoobe at symbol of the system elevated and press Enter to run it too.
Now the installation of Windows 10 and Windows 7 would continue automatically and you can log in to your PC as usual without the error Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware.
Part 2: Fix it for Windows 10
This installation problem It can also happen to Windows 10 when you upgrade to Windows 10 or download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
1. At the error message screen, press shift + F10 to activate the symbol of the system .
2. Copy the CD C: windows system32 oobe at symbol of the system and press Get in .
3. After that, type msoobe and run it with the key enter .
4. Enter your name and password for the account and set the date and language.
Finally click on Finalize to fully fix Windows Setup could not be configured to run on this computer’s hardware in Windows 10 and Windows 7.
Here, if you want to download and install Windows 10 1709 or 1703 update, you may need to enter the product key.
Then you can login to Windows 10 or Windows 7 successfully.
In short, unless you have other computer errors in Windows 10 or 7, you are now fully qualified to fix Windows installation error. If not, maybe you can use SFC and DISM tool to check and fix corrupted system files.
Or for some people who can’t figure out Windows Setup couldn’t configure Windows 10 to run on this computer’s hardware with the solution, you’d better try reset windows 10 or restore windows 10 .