This article is specifically aimed at users of Windows Home Edition. This is intended to help you fix the error that reads, “Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.” At the error message, do the following:
- Press SHIFT+F10 to open the command prompt
- Type net user administrator <password>
For example, if you wanted to use the password “L0ve$ani4c”, you would enter the following:
net user administrator L0ve$ani4c
- Ensure the you get the message “The command completed successfully.”
- Close the command prompt and click OK on the error to reboot
That should do it. You’ll get an error that the username or password is incorrect when Windows loads. Just enter the password that you just created.
For more information, watch the video below. It demonstrates the process AND includes more information abut what’s happening in the registry to cause this error.