1.    19 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    [Fixed] Windows 10 Anniversary - Modern setup host has stopped working

    Hi everybody,
    I'm trying to update my Windows 10 system to the Anniversary edition.
    When the installation process reaches 100% and the system is about to reboot I always get the message 'Modern setup host has stopped working' . All I can do is press OK, quitting the installation.
    After several google searches I tried to:
    • perform a clean boot,
    • unplug all the USB devices,
    • update from the .ISO,
    • disable graphic and sound cards

    No way. Modern setup host won't work properly.
    I don't have any antivirus or firewall installed.

    Any idea on how to complete the installation?
    Last edited by eccoFatto; 3 Weeks Ago at 06:49. Reason: Fixed
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  2.    19 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,812
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    Hi, have you seen this? Seems to offer more than you've tried.

    On a more prosaic level, do you have any unallocated disk space on your system drive?
    And around 20Gb spare, allowing working space + the creation of Windows.old in your Windows partition.
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  3.    19 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 10

    Hi dalchina,
    thank you for your answer.
    Yes, I'd already seen that page.
    What do you mean 'And around 20Gb spare, allowing working space + the creation of Windows.old in your Windows partition.'?
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  4.    19 Sep 2016 #4
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    You should have about 20Gb spare space (= not used) in your Windows partition minimum.

    You can of course see what the update logs say,
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther\SetupAct.log and SetupErr.log

    but you'd be better off researching what people have done and found to work, as there seem plenty of reports on this.

    Sorry I can't add anything special as I've not had that kind of problem, fortunately, but someone else may well chip in.

    Modern Setup Host has stopped working while installing Windows 10 Tech Preview
    is one where the issue was not having enough space.

    But as you know, there are many posts on this error - probably a variety of possible causes.
    Last edited by dalchina; 19 Sep 2016 at 08:10.
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  5.    19 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 23
    windows 10

    Windows 10 Anniversay

    I've been trying to update to the windows anniversary as well and this is the message I'm getting:

    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3185614) - Error 0x80070005

    Is this the right thread for this issue? I couldn't find another one like this
    Thank you!
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  6.    19 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, suggest you start a separate post- or join an existing one about
    windows update and 0x80070005
    - there are plenty of reports of the quite common error 0x8007005 - both about windows updates and store updates.

    Some posts suggest this is a permissions error in the registry. (See older comments here:

    Also see:

    You might find using Tweaking.com's cautious repair tool (free) may help - just choose the appropriate repair for registry permissions.
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7
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    windows 10

    Ok, I finally managed to upgrade to anniversary edition.
    The problem was I originally moved the users folder to another drive, as posted here:

    Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    It only took moving the users folder back to C:\ (as explained in the same post) before repeating the upgrade procedure, and that's it!

    The reason why I didn't mention that before, is that another upgrade on a similar system went smoothly in my first attempt, without moving back any folder...

    Hope this may help other users
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #8
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    UK, Midlands
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    Good, as you say, that doesn't necessarily cause problems. Problem is, MS's non-diagnostic messages!
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