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Windows was unable to create a required Installation folder. Error Code: 0x80070005

    Pregunta

  • I am trying to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium.  After checking the compatibility, I clicked on Install Now.  After a few minutes, I got an error message, saying "Windows was unable to create a required Installation folder. Error Code: 0x80070005"

    How do I resolve this?
    martes, 29 de diciembre de 2009 0:18

Respuestas

  • ok then try this

    The error 0x80070005  occurs if the upgrade has no permission to write certain folder. Try the following steps:

    Reset permission
    ============

    1. Please download the subinacl.msi file from the following link and save the installation patch onto the Desktop:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en#AffinityDownloads

    2. Please go to the Desktop and double click the downloaded file.
    3. Please select the C:\Windows\System32 folder as the Destination Folder during the installation. Later we will use this tool to reset the permission settings on the current machine.

    4. Click the "Start" Button, in the "Start Search" bar, type: "notepad" (without quotes) and press Enter.
    5. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened Notepad window:

    @echo off

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

     

    @Echo =========================
    @Echo Finished.
    @Echo =========================
    @pause

    6. After pasting the above commands, please close the Notepad window. Choose "Save" when you are prompted to save the file. Type "reset.bat" as the file name and choose "Desktop" from the left panel as the save location.

    7. Refer to the Desktop and right click the reset.bat file, then choose "Run as administrator."
    8. You will see a DOS-like window processing.

    NOTE: It may take several minutes, please be patient. When it is finished, you will be prompted with the message: "Finished, press any key to continue".

    If same thing happens, let's move to the next step.

    Run the upgrade by using the Built-in Administrator

    ================================

    1. Click the Start button->All Programs->Accessories.

    2. Right click Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator".

    3. Click Continue when the User Account Control window appears.

    4. Copy the following command and press Enter:

    net user administrator /active:yes

    5. Restart the computer and then log into the computer by this Administrator account.

    6. Run windows 7 upgrade.


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    martes, 29 de diciembre de 2009 22:27
  • Hi yeongkim,

    Error code 0x80070005 usually indicates that you don't have enough privilege or the operation is blocked. As I know, some programs (Boot Camp on Mac PC, etc.) may not be compatible with Windows 7, if you have installed these programs on the computer, you may not be able to perform the upgrade.  You need to uninstall these programs before upgrading. Moreover, this kind of issue can be related to UAC, I recommend you to turn off UAC in Windows Vista, if you have installed any security software, try to uninstall the security application as well.

    BTW, for your references, I found some similar issues:

    Windows was unable to create a required Installation folder. Error Code: 0x80070005

    "Unable to create folder" error when trying to install Windows 7

    Error 0x80070005 when upgrading to windows 7 from vista

    Best Regards
    Dale
    miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2009 3:25

Todas las respuestas

  • Read this thread, it addresses your problem http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/thread/cb679e27-f2e6-4cd5-b708-a4992cec5a9d
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    martes, 29 de diciembre de 2009 0:33
  • What you referred does not address my problem at all!!!


    My problem has nothing to do with Student version.  It has nothing to do with 32-bit.  I try to upgrade Windows Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit.  And I did not download Windows 7.  I bought a DVD.
    martes, 29 de diciembre de 2009 1:39
  • ok then try this

    The error 0x80070005  occurs if the upgrade has no permission to write certain folder. Try the following steps:

    Reset permission
    ============

    1. Please download the subinacl.msi file from the following link and save the installation patch onto the Desktop:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en#AffinityDownloads

    2. Please go to the Desktop and double click the downloaded file.
    3. Please select the C:\Windows\System32 folder as the Destination Folder during the installation. Later we will use this tool to reset the permission settings on the current machine.

    4. Click the "Start" Button, in the "Start Search" bar, type: "notepad" (without quotes) and press Enter.
    5. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened Notepad window:

    @echo off

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

     

    @Echo =========================
    @Echo Finished.
    @Echo =========================
    @pause

    6. After pasting the above commands, please close the Notepad window. Choose "Save" when you are prompted to save the file. Type "reset.bat" as the file name and choose "Desktop" from the left panel as the save location.

    7. Refer to the Desktop and right click the reset.bat file, then choose "Run as administrator."
    8. You will see a DOS-like window processing.

    NOTE: It may take several minutes, please be patient. When it is finished, you will be prompted with the message: "Finished, press any key to continue".

    If same thing happens, let's move to the next step.

    Run the upgrade by using the Built-in Administrator

    ================================

    1. Click the Start button->All Programs->Accessories.

    2. Right click Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator".

    3. Click Continue when the User Account Control window appears.

    4. Copy the following command and press Enter:

    net user administrator /active:yes

    5. Restart the computer and then log into the computer by this Administrator account.

    6. Run windows 7 upgrade.


    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    martes, 29 de diciembre de 2009 22:27
  • Hi yeongkim,

    Error code 0x80070005 usually indicates that you don't have enough privilege or the operation is blocked. As I know, some programs (Boot Camp on Mac PC, etc.) may not be compatible with Windows 7, if you have installed these programs on the computer, you may not be able to perform the upgrade.  You need to uninstall these programs before upgrading. Moreover, this kind of issue can be related to UAC, I recommend you to turn off UAC in Windows Vista, if you have installed any security software, try to uninstall the security application as well.

    BTW, for your references, I found some similar issues:

    Windows was unable to create a required Installation folder. Error Code: 0x80070005

    "Unable to create folder" error when trying to install Windows 7

    Error 0x80070005 when upgrading to windows 7 from vista

    Best Regards
    Dale
    miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2009 3:25