Fix Windows Upgrade Error Code 8007001F – 0x3000D

When upgrading, if the Windows Setup fails with Error Code 8007001F – 0x3000D, then technically it means that there is a problem with the user profile migration on the computer. The exact cause in technical terms is:

The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation.

During installation, Windows goes through multiple phases during boot up, and this failure happens in the first boot phase.

8007001F - 0x3000D

Windows Upgrade Error Code 8007001F – 0x3000D

If you know how to analyze log files, you need to determine the files or Registry entries that are blocking data migration. Usually, this error occurs when there is a problem with the user profiles. A Registry corruption can make Profile user entries invalid.

In short, you need to figure out User Profiles which are either duplicate or should not have been there.  At times when a previous upgrade did not finish, invalid profiles might exist in the Windows.old\Users directory. You should delete accounts or related entries from the Registry

These specific files and profiles casing the error will be listed in the Windows Setup Log files. Look for “setuperr.text” file in C:\Windows. Open, and look for mention of user profiles. The log messages are in this format:

Date/Time : 2016-09-08 09:23:50

Log level:    Warning MIG

Component Message :  Could not replace object C:\Users\name\Cookies. Target Object cannot be removed.

Make sure to create a system restore point before deleting files. In case something goes wrong, you have a way to restore to a working condition.

Delete Invalid Users from Registry

  • Type regedit in the RUN prompt, and hit enter.
  • Navigate to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
  • Find out the list of profiles which are invalid.
  • Delete it.

Delete Invalid User Folders 

  • Go to the drive where Windows is installed. (Assuming C here)
  • Navigate to C:\Users and find invalid profiles which should not have been here.
  • Delete it and empty the Recycle Bin as well.

This should resolve the Error Code 8007001F – 0x3000D. Let us know if this worked for you.

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

One Comment

  1. FooBar

    without a lot more detail on what is valid/invalid, this advise is pretty dangerous….

    “Find out the list of profiles which are invalid.” need a comprehensive how-to.

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