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Question Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file

Sinhaanip

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May 9, 2020
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I have been trying to do a Clean Install of Windows 8.1 64-bit on my HP2000 notebook but am getting the same error, "Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file."

My notebook harddrives are clean and formatted.
I'm trying to do the installation from a USB Bootable Disk created through Rufus2.18 - as that was the last version supporting Windows Vista - The OS on my other laptop on which I created the bootable USB.

Rufus options selected as follows :
  • Partition scheme and target system type, selected GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer.
  • Under File system, selected FAT32.
  • Under Cluster size, selected the (Default)

Windows 8.1 ISO image was downloaded from Microsoft's site.

Clean install steps followed were as per this tutorial :

The installation goes till it's last stage ie Finishing Up and then returns the following error :
"Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file..".

I have still not figured out as to why this is happening and what might be wrong.

Please help.
 

ArisVer

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Mar 6, 2011
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About FAT32. Are you talking about the disk or the USB flash drive?

As far as the OP, it could be a corrupted disk problem.
 

mxnerd

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Jul 6, 2007
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Also try to use a newer version of Rufus.
 

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