Windows 10: Clean install - could not reinitialise the deployment engine Solved

  1.    16 Jan 2016 #1

    Clean install - could not reinitialise the deployment engine


    I recently had to restore my PC to a Windows 7 System Image from 2012.
    That worked OK, but Windows Update kept failing to install the hundreds of updates needed to bring it up to date.
    So I upgraded to Windows 10 instead.
    That worked fine and is what I am now using.

    I thought I should create and run the Clean Install media in case I need it in the future. I created a DVD as I didn't have a 4GB USB to hand. Was able to boot from the DVD and started the Clean Install process but, after selecting the hard disk partition to use, I got the Windows Setup message 'could not reinitialise the deployment engine'.

    I have no idea what this means and can only find some old references (Vista vintage) on the web.

    Should I have clicked on 'Format' for the partition?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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       16 Jan 2016 #2

    There is a tutorial which explains what you can do about the partitions during the clean install process. If you want to completely start afresh with no trace of the previous installations I usually delete all the existing partitions until I just have unallocated space left and I let Windows create the new partition scheme.

    Hope this helps :)
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  3.    16 Jan 2016 #3

    Sounds to me like it is a bad DVD. I would burn another DVD and as philc43 posted - the best clean install to start from absolutely nothing is to select the custom install option, delete all the existing partitions, and install to the unallocated space.
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  4.    24 Jan 2016 #4

    Thanks both for your replies. Sorry for not responding sooner.

    Well, I tried again and this time used 'Format' on the partition. Thought it was worth a try before wiping them all and I'm happy to say it worked. So now I know my Clean Install disc is OK.

    For peace of mind I then created the System Repair Disc and a System Image Backup (all Windows software). Was able to boot and restore from those too.

    Why make do with a belt when you can have braces too?

    Thanks again.
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