If you receive a Windows Setup Error stating “Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware” during your Windows Install or upgrade, just know you’re not alone. This is actually a pretty common Microsoft error, and though the cause can vary, the fix is quite simple.
How to fix Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware
- Press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
- Type oobe\msoobe and then press Enter.
If all went well, Microsoft Windows should now be proceeding to finish your installation.