An Easy Way to Fix Windows Upgrade Error Code 8007001F – 0x3000D

When upgrading the Windows, if Windows setup failed and showed an Error Code 8007001F- 0x3000D, this simply signifies that there is some problem with the user profile migration on the computer system. And the exact message which displays on your screen says:

“The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation.”

During the time of Installation, Windows will always go through the multiple phases during boot up, and usually, this failure happens in the first boot phase, however,if you know that how to analyze log files, then you need to verify the registry entries and files which are blocking data migration.

Generally,this error occurs on your screen when there is any problem with the user profiles. And a Registry corruption can always make Profile user entries invalid. In brief, you just need to figure out User Profiles which are either duplicated or should not have been there.

Steps to Fix Windows Upgrade Error Code 8007001F – 0X3000D

Sometimes,when an earlier upgrade did not complete, then invalid Profiles might be in the Windows.old/Users Directory. You should need to delete accounts or any other related entries from the registry. These particular profiles and files covering the error and will be listed in the Windows Setup Log files.

  1. Search for “setuperr.text” file inC:/Windows.
  2. Click to open, and also look for mention of the user profile.
  3. Now, a log message is displayed in the given below format:
  4. Date/Time: 2016-09-08 09:23:50
  5. Loglevel:    Warning MIG
  6. Component Message: Could not replace objectC:\Users\name\Cookies. Target Object cannot be removed.

So, before starting the process, ensure that you have created a system restore point before deleting any of your files. If in case anything goes wrong, then you have a way to restore it to a working condition.

Follow the steps in an exact sequence to avoid trouble and damage. Here how to do it:

Delete the Invalid Users from Registry

  1. Simultaneously press Windows + R keys to open the Run command box.
  2. Then, type ‘regedit’ in the Run Prompt.
  3. After that, click on the ‘Enter’ key.
  4. Go to the following link:
  5. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
  6. Now, search for the list of profiles which are invalid.
  7. At last, click on the ‘Delete’ tab to delete it.

Delete the Invalid User Folder

  1. Navigate to the drive where your Windows is installed.
  2. Go to the C:/ Users and look for the invalid profiles which should not have been here.
  3. Now, click to ‘Delete tab to delete it permanently.
  4. Also, click on the ‘Recycle Bin’ to empty the recycle bin.

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