ERROR Windows 10 - Setup cannot continue due to corrupted installation file

zhouyut001

New Member
I have created 3 win10 21H1 custom ISO files,and all passed the test on VMs.But when I use this ISOs to install on my physical PC, always got this issue:ERROR Windows 10 - Setup cannot continue due to corrupted installation file.
What's going on? It's ok on VM installation
 

garlin

Active Member
This sounds like your USB drive has the wrong partitioning. Use Rufus to reformat the drive to whatever boot setup your UEFI/BIOS expects.
 
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nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
- Does the non-edited image have the same issue in the identical situation?
Never heard of editing causing this, so it could be something else.

For example here, similar words to yours, back in 2019, original Windows.

- One of first results online is that the disk needs wiping, or converting to EFI/MBR, depending if you boot UEFI.

Try this, excluding points about downloading ISO, also careful if you have stuff on that drive, other partitions etc.
Haven't confirmed that, as I never saw that error, but do let me know if you find the solution, or even the exact operation on an image that can also cause it.

- Make sure to try with and without the Dynamic Update package, if you're updating/didn't update the ISO.
That's the only step that comes to mind that might influence this, not confirmed.

- Or try to flash the ISO to USB and boot from it, might skip this setup.exe issue in this particular situation.
 

zhouyut001

New Member
- Does the non-edited image have the same issue in the identical situation?
Never heard of editing causing this, so it could be something else.

For example here, similar words to yours, back in 2019, original Windows.

- One of first results online is that the disk needs wiping, or converting to EFI/MBR, depending if you boot UEFI.

Try this, excluding points about downloading ISO, also careful if you have stuff on that drive, other partitions etc.
Haven't confirmed that, as I never saw that error, but do let me know if you find the solution, or even the exact operation on an image that can also cause it.

- Make sure to try with and without the Dynamic Update package, if you're updating/didn't update the ISO.
That's the only step that comes to mind that might influence this, not confirmed.

- Or try to flash the ISO to USB and boot from it, might skip this setup.exe issue in this particular situation.
The original ISO is official one,Win10 21H1 August update,also can install successfully with usb drive or setup.exe.I try to flash to USB drive with modified one, still can't install with the installer.My BIOS only set UEFI boot, and my system before always with UEFI boot.before install,I deleted the 2 boot up partitions,I need the installer create itself.
 

KikiGames

Member
I give up. Before I know what the issue is and how to solve it,I won't pay for this software.
It would be important to know what was the problem exactly so it's easier to fix it.
Can you send the preset? Maybe it helps nuhi to find the problem. Im curious if the same problem happens when I try to install it on a VM.
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
The original ISO is official one,Win10 21H1 August update,also can install successfully with usb drive or setup.exe.I try to flash to USB drive with modified one, still can't install with the installer.My BIOS only set UEFI boot, and my system before always with UEFI boot.before install,I deleted the 2 boot up partitions,I need the installer create itself.
So since you're now saying that the non-edited ISO works fine, what's the edit?
As KikiGames said, please attach the preset (autosaved session xml file from the image folder), regardless if you'll buy it.

Thanks.
 

zhouyut001

New Member
So since you're now saying that the non-edited ISO works fine, what's the edit?
As KikiGames said, please attach the preset (autosaved session xml file from the image folder), regardless if you'll buy it.

Thanks.
I only removed the UWP apps and without Xbox and Microsoft store.
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
- Even if you removed all components, except boot managers, it would not break setup in such a way, that I ever saw or heard of.

- Did you get the image from here? NTLite will then convert it from ESD, make sure that was properly done and machine is stable. Maybe the conversion corrupted the image.

- Are you using the latest version of the tool, get it from ntlite.com/download

- Try this to isolate the issue:
After editing the image, copy only .\Sources\install.wim from it and delete the entire edited ISO folder.
Overwrite the unedited working image location with that file, only that file on that relative location.
And start the setup from that unedited image location with that file overwritten.
Does that work, and no removed components after completed setup?

- Make sure to try with and without the Dynamic Update (DU) package, if you're updating/didn't update the ISO.
That's the only step that comes to mind that might influence this if you update with newer updates and skipped the DU.
Updates - Add - Latest Online Updates, OK.

- Try to flash the ISO to USB and boot from it
Your reply "I try to flash to USB drive with modified one, still can't install with the installer." is a bit confusing.
What is there to find, you mean you don't know how to boot from an USB stick? Search online, plenty of guides, that's a Windows specific task.
 

zhouyut001

New Member
- 即使您刪除了除啟動管理器之外的所有組件,它也不會以我見過或聽說過的方式破壞設置。

- 您是否使用該工具的最新版本,請從 ntlite.com/download 獲取

- 試試這個來隔離問題:
編輯圖像後,只複製.\Sources\install.wim並刪除整個編輯過的 ISO 文件夾。
使用該文件覆蓋未編輯的工作圖像位置,僅覆蓋該相對位置上的該文件。
並從覆蓋該文件的未編輯圖像位置開始設置。
這是否有效,並且在完成設置後沒有移除組件?

- 如果您正在更新/未更新 ISO,請確保嘗試使用和不使用動態更新 (DU) 包。
如果您使用較新的更新進行更新並跳過 DU,那麼這是您想到的唯一可能會影響這一點的步驟。
更新 - 添加 - 最新在線更新,好的。

- 嘗試將 ISO 閃存到 USB 並從中啟動
您的回复“我嘗試用修改過的 U 盤刷入 U 盤,仍然無法使用安裝程序進行安裝。” 有點混亂。
有什麼可以找到的,你的意思是你不知道如何從 U 盤啟動?在線搜索大量指南,這是 Windows 特定的任I 測試
I tested,not working with the latest Win10 ISO.1909 is fine
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
I tested,not working with the latest Win10 ISO.1909 is fine
Your testing is rushed, and there is no way that you read or did what I suggested in 3 minutes.
It's ok, you use what you want, I'll keep my eyes open if more people report this.
Thanks.
 
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