In some cases, you may receive Something went wrong – OOBESETTINGS message while configuring OOBE settings during the initial Windows 10 set up. In this post, we will provide instructions on what you can do to easily resolve this issue.
When you encounter this issue. you’ll receive the following full error message;
Something went wrong
But you can try again.
This issue occurs because the specific timing of the OOBE process causes a deadlock situation. This issue does not involve hardware, and you can easily fix it.
Something went wrong – OOBESETTINGS
When you start a new Windows-based computer for the first time, the Windows Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) process guides you through various setup operations. In rare cases, you may encounter one of the following issues during OOBE.
So, if you’re faced with this OOBESETTINGS error, all you have to do is click on the Try again button at the bottom of the error screen. Usually, this corrects the error and the OOBE wizard can continue to complete the setup.
However, in the case whereby you receive the error again, you have to force a full shut down your system by pressing and holding the power button until the system turns off. When you power on the device again, Windows will simply restart and ask you to configure OOBE settings again as the Windows is already installed – it’s just the OOBE that hasn’t completed yet.
Microsoft is continually improving the resiliency of the Windows Out-Of-Box-Experience through ongoing updates. The chances of these issues occurring should decrease over time as Microsoft identifies and resolves specific timing issues.