I get an error "setup.exe - application error" while installing Windows.

I'm trying to install windows however whenever my PC restart I always get the same response "setup.exe - application error"


Original title :what does "setup.exe - application error" mean 

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Last updated July 13, 2018 Views 1,782 Applies to:


Thank you for posting your query in the Microsoft Community. You seem to have an issue with installing Windows on the computer. We can get this issue fixed by proceeding systematically. It might be frustrating for you. But, rest assured we are here to help you.

Let us start with a few questions-                                     

1)      Do you get any error code?

2)      Are you trying to install Windows through the DVD or a different removable media?

3)      Have you made any hardware or software changes on the computer prior to the issue?

I would like more information regarding the issue.


It is possible that the source that you are using to download might be corrupt or damaged.


Method 1-

I would have you download and install the latest Windows Installer utility.

Refer the link-



Method 2-

I would have you refer the article-

Troubleshoot Windows installation problems



Do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.



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