While upgrading or even clean installing Windows operating system on a computer, a number of complex tasks take place under the hood. Many users have been reporting encounter the Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of Installation error. The error states-
Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To isntall Windows, restart the installation.
This error is not specific to a particular version of the Windows operating system and can occur on any of Windows versions. There are many causes of this issue like incompatible BIOS, System File corruption, Improper installation media, and excessive hardware plugged in and more. In this article, we will be learning how to get rid of this error.
Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation
We will be undertaking the following fixes to get rid of this error on Windows 10:
- Remove the unnecessary hardware.
- Fix the BIOS.
- Reconfigure all the created partitions.
- Recreate the bootable USB drive.
1] Remove the unnecessary hardware
You might have to disable or remove newly installed hardware because external devices are no much innocent in triggering an error.
For that, I would recommend trying to physically disconnect any external device connected to your computer and check if that fixes the Error.
2] Fix the BIOS
Start your computer and during the booting, press the F10 key to enter the BIOS – But it could be the F1, F2 or Del key too.
Now, hit the F9 key to get the prompt to RestoreLoad default configuration now for the BIOS.
Click on Yes and follow the on-screen instructions to set the BIOS to its default settings.
Reboot your computer and check if it boots normally.
3] Reconfigure all the created partitions
You can also try to delete and recreate all the partitions available on your computer and check if that fixes your issues.
4] Recreate the Bootable drive
Hope this helps!