Windows could not configure one or more system components

If you receive an error message, Windows could not configure one or more system components, while installing or upgrading Windows 10, then this post will be able to help you.

Windows could not configure one or more system components

Some of the users have also reported the following error message:

Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install windows restart the computer with error code 0xc1900101-0x30018.

If you analyze the Windows 10 Rollback log, you may find a part with “iissetup.exe” in connection with the abort. The upgrade process usually completes over 50% and then gets stuck, and later rolls back, generating these error logs.

Windows could not configure one or more system components

This particular error – Windows could not configure one or more system components, appears during Windows 10 upgrade is related with IIS or Internet Information Services on Windows 10. For some reason, it restricts installation, causing a bottleneck. Let’s see how we can fix this error:

  1. Remove IIS from Windows Features
  2. Rename inetsrv Folder
  3. Move IIS related folders to another drive

Follow all three steps, one after the other.

1] Remove IIS from Windows Features

Uninstall IIS from Programs and features

IIS is installed from Windows Features. Available at Control Panel > Programs. Go there, and then uncheck the box next to Internet Information Services.

Click on the OK button to confirm. The process will remove all related programs, services, and folders from Windows. If you wish, you can install it later from here or using an offline installer from the Microsoft website.

2] Rename inetsrv Folder

Rename inetsrv Folder

When you uninstall IIS from Windows features, it should remove the folders as well. If it doesn’t, we will have to delete any folder which is related to the service manually.

Boot into Advanced Recovery Mode, and then open Command Prompt

Rename the folder C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv to anything like, say, inetsrv.old by using the below command-

rename C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv inetsrv.old

The iissetup.exe program, which is responsible for all IIS services in Windows, is located in this folder.

3] Move IIS related folders to another drive

Windows could not configure one or more system components

  • Type services.msc in the Run prompt and hit Enter key to open the Windows Services manager.
  • Locate the Application Host Helper Service, and stop it.
  • Next, take ownership of the WinSxS folder.
  • Then move the *windows-iis*.*¬†folders to a backup folder on another drive.

Move windows-iis folder

You can make a search using *windows-iis*.* Keyword in the search box. The search result will look like the image above. Once the search output is complete, use Ctrl + X, and paste it to some other older, e.g., windows-iis-backup folder.

Once done, start the Windows 10 Update process, and you should be able to complete it this time. During the update, it may so happen that the Updater may roll back to a certain percentage, and then progress ahead.

After the update is complete, delete the C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv.old folder, and the backup folder windows-iis-backup folder. If required, Windows will recreate these folders or when IIS is installed again.

We hope these steps were easy to follow, and you were able to complete the Windows 10 update or Feature upgrade without any issue.

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