Friday, January 02, 2015

Fix "Setup is Preparing Your Computer for First Use" on Every Reboot

Had another interesting one today. Customer says "it wont boot up." Ok no problem. Got the HP Pavillion desktop computer home and hooked up with VGA.

setup first use

Kept getting this and a Cannot install, please restart computer error.
Found the solution at helpdeskgeek.com
Simple and easy.


Method 1 – Registry Keys

The solution that worked for me involved checking the registry for a few keys and making sure the values were correct. Navigate to the following key in your registry:
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
Here you will see a few keys related to the system setup. The registry keys and their values should look like this:
“SetupType”=dword:00000000
“SystemSetupInProgress”=dword:00000000
“SetupPhase”=dword:00000000
“CmdLine”=”” (This field should be Blank )
“OOBEInProgress”=dword:00000000
Here is a screenshot on my computer of what the registry keys and their values should be. I have highlighted the important ones that cause this error:
Fix "Setup is Preparing Your Computer for First Use" on Every Reboot

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