When Windows Setup Cannot Run on Your Computer’s Hardware

I reformatted a netbook and it ran the setup fine. Until the step where it makes you set up username, password, etc.

Windows popped up a “Windows setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer’s hardware.” error.

It’s not yet the end of the world. There’s a solution!

Hit Shift+F10 on your keyboard and it will bring up the command prompt.
Type cd.. twice and it will bring you to the root directory.
Type Cd c:\windows\system32\oobe
Then type Msoobe

This will force windows to the OOBE (Out-of-the-box experience) setup.

I hope this helps!