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Windows 10 Upgrade Question

I'm getting Windows 10 upgrade error from Windows 7 Pro.
0xc1900101 - 0x30017
The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT  phase with an error during BOOT operation

HP430 Laptop
CPU: i3
HDD: 23.7GB Free

I'll appreciate any advises
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AlexA lack of information provides a lack of a decent solution.


Not really surprised to be honest, that's not really enough memory for the beast that is windows 10. Also I doubt you have enough disk space free (depending on current usage)

Realistically, you'll need to free up some disk space to start and then go from there.



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Imho, memory is not the issue.

What software, drivers do you have?
Is the system up-to-date?
During update do not check the updates option.

Are you using the update advisor option..
Which Windows 10

Have seen questions here where an Intel related storage component was preventing the upgrade to a newer 1903,1909 version while a prior version 1803 or even earlier where the drivers were available but the newer version did not..
AlexA lack of information provides a lack of a decent solution.


Don't get me wrong, it'll run but I think that amount of memory will struggle when a few programs open. I knew the memory wasn't causing this issue, but if they can, throwing in another strip wouldn't hurt.

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You should upload the setuperr.log found in C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther

Let me list common software that can prevent a successful windows upgrades because of its virtual device drivers:

-ISO tools like DVD burning software, or ISObuster or other tools for working with/playing videos that offer to edit ISOs as well
-Antivirus software
-encryption software
-virtualization software
-other software that installs virtual device drivers (for example ssd tools like Samsung Magician)

If you have such, please uninstall, reboot and retry.

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also - it is good to do the following :
-update Bios and drivers
-Ensure the windows 7 OS is ok, by running sfc /scannow
-disconnect all external devices - usb - printers, etc...
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Could you please share how you solved this?