Some of the Windows operating system builds comes with pre-defined expiry date. This is more important for Windows 10 Insider Preview builds as they stop booting after the expiry date specified for them. However, while installing the OS, the computer date under BIOS or UEFI setting also plays an important role as the ISO/Setup looks for correct date. In this article we’re going to discuss about one such error we came around while installing a latest Windows 10 build:
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
A component of the operating system has expired.
Error code: 0xc0000605
You’ll need to use recovery tools. If you don’t have any installation media (like a disc or a USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.
Due to above mentioned error, the build you’re trying to use can’t be installed. Here are some suggestions you an try to fix it:
FIX : “A Component Of The Operating System Has Expired” For Windows 10
CASE 1 : When you’re trying to install a build that has expired
If the build you’re trying to install has been expired officially, then can’t do anything. All you need to do is to download latest build from Microsoft‘s website. Here is the page for getting latest Windows 10 ISO file:
Following guide explains step-by-step process for using the downloaded ISO file to install new build:
In case, you want to upgrade your existing Windows edition using the downloaded ISO file, follow this guide:
CASE 2 : When you’re still facing the issue while installing latest build
If you can confirm that the build you’re trying to install is valid, genuine and latest but you still got same error message, then there is something wrong with your computer. So you need to verify your machine’s date and time under BIOS/UEFI settings. Here are the steps for a BIOS machine, and a similar approach can be used on UEFI machine.
1. Enter the BIOS setup of your machine while system starts.
2. Then in Computer Setup screen, click File > Set System Date and Time.
3. Next, in the Set System Date and Time prompt, if you’re facing this problem, you’ll find that the date is incorrect here. So enter correct date and time there and press F10 or whatever key your machine accepts.
4. Then again click File > Save Changes And Exit.
5. Finally, press F10 or whatever key your machine accepts and the system will reboot itself to make changes effective.
After restart, you can try to install Windows and this time you won’t face the issue.
That’s it! Go here if you can’t install Windows 10 using virtualization due to error code 0x0000005C/ 0xc0000260.