Can’t update your systems boot configuration? Hit the barrier while setting up your Windows PC? Nothing to worry at all! We are here to provide you fixes regarding the Windows Could not Update the Computer’s Boot Configuration error.
Many people have faced this issue at the time of updating the Windows installation from an age-old version of the Windows. Also, many users have encountered this error while using Windows Media Creator on a DVD or USB for an in-place update.
However, it’s quite common and easy to resolve as well. But you need the proper guidance. Hence, here we are with our experts’ solutions.
Scroll down and go through to troubleshoot your Windows cannot complete installation error.
What Causes Windows Could Not Update The Computer’s Boot Configuration Error?
Well, several reasons are responsible for triggering the incomplete installation. But the unavoidable ones are-
- Broken boot manager utility- If the boot manager of your PC is broken or damaged somehow, then you are more likely to face this issue. Your computer’s boot manager takes care of the process of booting, or which data should be given priority to load first, etc.
- An issue with the partition- In case of the clean installation, you should make sure that you have cleaned it entirely with the help of disk part. Else, you might face the Windows installation error.
- UEFI- Sometimes, your UEFI can be responsible for restricting the Windows setup to load correctly. Hence, you need to disable it to fix the Windows cannot complete installation error. How? Well, we have catered the method within a couple of scrolls.
Now you know the reasons, it’s time to check the resolutions. Here, have a look.
Fix Windows Could Not Update The Computer’s Boot Configuration
Our experts’ have prepared the fixes depending on the major causes. Try each of the troubleshooting steps, if it doesn’t help you then go for the next solution.
Solution 1: Fix the Boot Manager
The boot manager looks after the below listed things-
- How your system boots
- The booting priority
- Handles the Windows media when you insert the USB or DVD
As we have already mentioned that the boot manager can be broken sometimes to force you to encounter the incomplete installation issue. However, you can fix it by repairing or resetting with the Advanced startup using essential commands.
- In case your system is dead, and you want to use the previous installation DVD or USB for Windows reinstallation then you just have to insert the installation drive and boot your PC. The steps for booting your computer differs from each other depending on the Operating System.
- Windows 8, 8.1, 10- Facing Windows could not update the computer’s boot configuration in Windows 10? Here is the fix. Insert the installation USB or DVD first
- Then select your willing keyboard from the “Choose your keyboard layout window”
- Next, find the “Troubleshoot” option and click it
- Now you have to hit the “Advanced” option and go to “Command Prompt”
- Windows XP, VISTA, 7- If you are using the older version of Windows operating system then you will be asked to select your preferred language as soon as you insert the UDB or DVD
- Next, you have to put in the time and date correctly and hit the “Repair your computer” placed at the bottom of that window
- Now you will be prompted with “Use recovery tools,” or “Restore your computer” option, click on the next button to continue
- After that, you will be asked to select a recovery tool, hit the Startup Repair option and begin the whole process.
- If there is no issue with the system, then Windows User Interface will be the best option for accessing the screen. For Windows 10 users there is another option for enabling the Safe Mode- Press Windows logo key+ I button at a time to open Settings
- Now, click on the “Update & security” from the settings window and hit “Recovery” option next
- After that you should click on the Restart now button placed under the Advanced startup section, now your system will restart
- Next, hit the Command prompt under Advanced options section and type –
- bootrec /RebuildBcd
- bootrec /fixMbr
- bootrec /fixboot
- Finally, close the window and select the Restart option
Give it a few minutes to restart and then check if the issue “Windows Could not Update the Computer’s Boot Configuration” persists, check our next solution.
Solution 2: Repair UEFI Boot Windows 10
If the reason is UEFI behind your incomplete installation, then you must change a few settings in BIOS. The first thing is UEFI used by secure boot which prevents the installation. Not only the UEFI but also you must enable the legacy boot or the legacy support to discard the error. How to do it? Check below for the process.
- Firstly, turn on your PC and keep pressing BIOS setup key until the BIOS settings or the PC setup utility opens
- Next, switch the security menu with the help of right arrow key and select the Secure Boot Configuration from the drop-down menu with the help of down arrow key and hit enter
- Now you will see a warning message on your screen, press the F10 button to continue
- After that, choose Secure Boot with the help of down arrow key and disable it by using the right arrow key
- Then, enable the Legacy support with down arrow key
- A few options will appear under the Legacy Boot Order settings, use corresponding keys to select
- Now hit the F10 button to save all new changes
- Finally, your Computer setup utility will shut down, and your PC will perform a restart
That’s all! Your PC must not show the Windows Could not Update the Computer’s Boot Configuration error again. If you face any issue in between these steps, you must seek our help. Just drop a comment in the below box, and we will revert within absolutely no time!
Till then bid adieu!