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How to Fix Windows 10/11 Installation Has Failed

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Jan 24, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

Windows 10/11 installation failed

This error occurs when a user is trying to install a Windows update. This error does not come with a code or a clue as to how to fix it. However, solutions will be provided on how to fix the Windows 10/11 installation failed error.

The Windows Error "Windows 10/11 installation has failed"- Why Does It Occur?

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The following are the reasons why the Windows 10/11 installation has failed error occurs:

4 Solutions to Fix the "Windows 10/11 installation has failed" Error

Solution 1: Run a Clean Boot Installation

Several programs can interfere with Windows installation. To ensure that none of these programs cause your Windows installation to fail, you need to carry out a clean boot of your system.

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Solution 2: Create Installation Media and Setup

Before carrying out this solution, first, follow the guidelines below to ensure everything is in check:

Now, move on to the fix proper:

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Save your Windows 10/11 version as an ISO file and ensure it is the correct version you have upgraded to.

Solution 3: Solutions by Microsoft Community Center

The following pre-requisite tasks should be followed before trying the solutions that come after:

Now, do the following:

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Solution 4: Uninstall the Language Pack

Users have discovered that the error occurs if the language pack of the previous Windows iteration differs from the localization. Follow these steps to uninstall the language pack:

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Also, take note of the following:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Windows 10/11 Installation

Fix the errors in your drivers by updating them before carrying out a Windows 10/11 installation. Ensure your PC is not disconnected from the source of power supply. Finally, run a Windows 10/11 troubleshooter.

It has been generally accepted that Windows 10/11 is the safest Windows OS. This is looking at system versions from a security point of view. Also, it is a version undergoing constant development which results in new great features coming out monthly.

Bonus Tip!

A bonus tip for you is the use of Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), an inbox tool built-in Windows. This tool works as a set of commands that make use of Windows Update to provide the necessary files for fixing any corruption in your system.

How to Recover Data from Computer When All Solutions Fail to Fix the Issue?

After trying all the solutions in this article, if you still cannot fix the Windows 10/11 installation has failed error, then you should consider getting a new system. First, you need to retrieve all the files that are in the system with the error. There are many tools available online for this purpose but a tool that has been tested and trusted is provided for you: that is the Recoverit Data Recovery tool.

Recoverit is a professional tool with which you can recover lost data of all formats such as audio, video, zipped images, and other documents. With Recoverit, you can get back files that you lost to system crash, errors, virus infections, formatting, or deletion.

You need to install the Recoverit Data Recovery tool and use it to create a bootable media with which you can recover your lost files.

Step 1: Create a Bootable Drive

Launch Recoverit and select the option "System Crash Data Recovery"

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Select the appropriate drive you will use to create the installation media, then click "Create"

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Back up all your drive files when you see the message prompting you to do so. Select "Format now" to clear the drive.

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Recoverit will begin creating your bootable drive.

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On completion of the creation, you will get three basic steps on how you can recover your lost files using Recoverit.

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Launch into your system BIOS setup using the key suggested to you by your Windows, then change the boot order to boot from your installation media. For more details, check out how to set the computer to boot from a USB drive.

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Step 2: Recover Data from Unbootable Windows 10/11

After the computer boots from the created installation media, launch Recoverit and either copy the files from your hard disk or simply recover straight from your Windows 10/11 using the steps provided in the step above.

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