Follow the steps provided in this article to resolve the error "Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware" that may appear during a Windows 7 or Windows 10 installation.
When performing a full install or re-install of Windows 7 or Windows 10, you may receive the error "Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware" right after or during the "Completing installation" stage of the process. The installation process will not continue past the error. If you restart the computer, the install process will arrive back at the same error with no further progress.
A possible resolution to this issue is to manually run the msoobe.exe program (which ensures the Microsoft Windows version is activated and registered properly) to allow the install to complete. Follow the steps below to manually run the msoobe.exe program:
If you still receive the error after trying the steps above, or if you are unable to complete the steps, then contact Dell Tech Support at the following link for further assistance: Contact Dell Technical Support.
Article ID: SLN293812
Last Date Modified: 08/09/2019 04:16 PM
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