Software Deployment - Knowledge base

Description

This document will provide the appropriate solutions for the error codes that you might encounter while installing Windows 10. The Error Codes with its corresponding Cause and Resolution have been listed below.

Error Codes while installing Windows 10 and their corresponding solutions

 

Error Codes
Cause
Resolution
  • Unknown Error Code : -1047526908

Language Mismatch

This error occurs if the downloaded ISO file is in a different language than the system's native language.

Download the ISO file according to the system's native language.

 

  • Cannot create a file when that file already exists

  • The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process

  • Unknown Error code: -2147023278

Setup.exe might be already running in the background

To fix this issue, open Task Manager and check whether the following tasks are running:

  1. setup.exe

  2. setup host.exe

  3. windows installer

  4. windows setup

  5. Modern setup host

If the any of the above tasks are running, end the tasks and try deploying the feature pack again.

  • Unknown Error Code -1047526904

Incompatible apps present in the system might be blocking the upgrade

 

To fix this issue, follow the steps given below:

 

  1. Navigate to C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther

  2. Open scanresult.xml and Compatdata.xml and search for CompatibilityInfo BlockingType="Hard". The list of all the incompatible apps installed on the computer can be found here.

  • Unknown Error Code : -1047526912

  • Unknown Error Code : -1047526910

The minimum system requirements to download or install the upgrade have not been met.

 

To fix this issue, follow the steps given below:

 

  1. Navigate to C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther

  2. open scanresult.xml and Compatdata.xml and search for CompatibilityInfo BlockingType="Hard". The details about which system requirement has not been met can be found here.

  3. "Setup_InsufficientSystemPartitionDiskSpace" indicates "Your system reserved partition does not have enough space for the upgrade". So extend the system reserved partition space.

  4. "Setup_HostIsBootedFromVHD" indicates "Your Operating system running in the native Boot VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) where OS upgradation is not possible".

  5. "Setup_PendingFirmwareUpdateWithPower" - If a firmware update is pending because of power this error may occur, Update the firmware and then deploy feature pack

  6. Learn more about the minimum requirements for Windows 10

  • Unknown error code : -1047527161

The Unknown error code : -1047527161 (0xC1900107) indicates "A cleanup operation from a previous installation attempt is still pending, and a system restart is required to continue the upgrade."

Method 1:

Restart the system and re-deploy the feature pack update.

Method 2:

  1. Go to C: drive. 

  2. Click View and check the Hidden Files check box.

  3. Rename the folder named "$WINDOWS. ~ BT".

  4. Perform Disk Cleanup. Refer : https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4026616/windows-10-disk-cleanup
  5. Re-deploy the feature pack update
  • Unknown Error Code -2147010798

A file needed by Windows Update is likely damaged or missing

Try repairing your system files,

  1. Open an elevated command prompt

  2. Copy and paste the below command
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth 
    and hit enter.

  3. Re-deploy the feature pack update

  • Unknown Error Code : -1047527167

A driver has caused a problem.

  1. Disable or remove all third party anti-virus or anti-spyware from the system. Disconnect all peripheral devices that are connected to the system, except for the mouse, keyboard, and display.

  2. Update installed drivers.

  3. Re-deploy the feature pack

  • Unknown Error. Code : -1047526941

  • Unknown Error. Code : -1047526940

  • Unknown Error. Code : -1047526939

  • Unknown Error. Code : -1047526942

A preinstall script failed to execute or returned an error.

The Script used could be posing a problem with the execution of the installation. Follow the given steps:

  • Verify the script and try again.

(or)

  • Contact the vendor and receive the valid ISO file.

Furthermore, please refer the official Microsoft documents below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/10587/windows-10-get-help-with-upgrade-installation-errors

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/resolution-procedures

If you are facing issues while installing Windows 10, please contact our support team at desktopcentral-support@manageengine.com