Every few years, there is a new Windows edition, and many users want to migrate to enjoy upgraded features and the more expansive operating system experience. While these upgrades are often seamless, some users have complained of the occasional installation error. The error code 0x80300024 falls under this category.
A corrupted installation media, incorrect disk format, partition errors, and a faulty hard drive may trigger this error. Regardless of the cause, there are a few practical solutions to adopt, and in this guide, we explore your best options.
Before diving into any technical solutions, you should adopt a few workarounds.
- Unplug all peripheral devices as they may use conflicting drivers that trigger the error or may be faulty, causing them to interfere with the installation.
- Confirm that your installation media is not damaged or corrupted. If possible, try a different installation media.
- Create adequate space on the installation drive to ensure the error is not triggered due to a lack of adequate free storage.
If, after the workarounds, the 0x80300024 installation error continues, you may move on to more technical solutions below.
1. Run the Clean Command for the Installation Partition
Damage or corruption to the installation partition is why you may get the 0x80300024 error during Windows installation. When you clean the partition, it erases all data on the selected partition, including OS folders and system files. This strong command must only be used when you do not need any information on the partition.
Step 1: Press Windows + R to launch the Windows Run dialog.
Step 2: Type cmd and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the elevated Command Prompt.
Step 3: Type Diskpart and hit Enter to load the Diskpart utility on your Command prompt.
Step 4: Type List disk and hit Enter to list all available drives.
Step 5: Type the script below, replacing 0 with the disk number for the installation, and hit Enter
Select Disk 0
Step 6: Type the script below and hit Enter to start the drive cleaning process.
2. Change the Boot Order
When you change the boot order, you can ensure that the computer boots from the installation media. This means other conflicting components that may trigger the 0x80300024 installation error are skipped. You may change the boot order by following the steps below.
Step 1: Restart your computer and start tapping the BIOS key when you see the manufacturer’s logo. The BIOS key is usually one of the function keys, and you may verify with your manufacturer.
Step 2: Navigate to your boot order/configuration settings using the arrow keys. Place the target drive or installation media at the top.
Step 3: Select UEFI as your boot mode, then save and exit the BIOS.
3. Update Your BIOS
A hardware problem frequently causes the 0x80300024 installation error. If any issues stop the installation from working, your BIOS can upgrade your Boot firmware and fix them following a BIOS update. Your manufacturer will determine the exact steps, but we’ll teach you how to do it on HP.
Step 1: Type HP on the Start menu and select HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows.
Step 2: Under the BIOS-System Firmware section, click Check for BIOS updates.
Step 3: Click Agree.
4. Format the Installation Device
Formatting your installation device may be a great solution, especially if corruption on the device triggers the 0x80300024 installation error. You should use the steps below.
Step 1: Plug in or connect the installation media and restart your computer.
Step 2: Select Boot from the plugged-in installation media.
Step 3: Set your language and keyboard layout on the next few windows.
Step 4: Select the Custom option when you get the kind of Windows installation prompt.
Step 5: When asked for the installation location, select Drive.
Step 6: Click your Hard drive and Format, then click the Next button.
Step 7: At the end of the formatting, confirm the 0x80300024 installation error is resolved.
1. Why won’t Windows install on my SSD GPT?
The message “Windows Cannot be installed on this disk.” appears. The GPT partition style of the selected disk indicates that your machine is currently booted on an older BIOS.
2. Why can’t I install Windows to SSD?
When your computer’s hardware cannot handle booting to this SSD, this problem frequently arises. Incorrect controller mode, an old BIOS, and damaged Windows media are also to blame for the SSD not being detected during the installation of Windows.
Successfully Install Windows
This is as much as we cover in this guide. Now, you may successfully install or upgrade your Windows OS. Note that we have not written these solutions in any particular order, and we encourage you to start with any more practical solution.