The configuration system was not initialized in Windows 10 Fix

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When accessing an application that was just installed on your computer, you may sometimes see a rare error message stating “Failed to initialize installation system”. This problem can occur due to corrupted system files or incorrect configuration files. We have discussed some simple solutions. Just check these and the problem will be fixed in no time.

Solution 1: Run the SFC scan via PowerShell

Running an SFC scan using PowerShell should fix this for most users.

1. Right-click the Windows icon, then click "PowerShell (administrator)".

2. Once you get to the PowerShell window, type this code and press "Log in'to scan System File Checker for files on your computer.

sfc / scannow

3. In case the sfc scan does not find any errors, run this scan on your computer.

DISM / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth

This process will take 5 to 10 minutes. Please wait patiently.

Solution 2: Check the configuration file

Many Windows 10 applications depend on configuration files. Sometimes file corruption can cause this problem.

1. Right-click on "Windows icon"And then click"run".

2. When the Run window opens, type in this address and click "ok".

C: WindowsMicrosoft.NETFramework64

3. After that, you have to double click in the folder "v4.0.30319").

(The folder name may change from Windows version to version.)

4. Next, double-click the "Config“Binder.

5. In the file list, find the "machine.config"archive.

6. After that, double click in the configuration file.

7. Then click on "More apps".

8. Then choose "pad"OR"Notepad ++Whatever is available on your computer.

9. When the file appears on your computer, check for lines between "setting"TO"configSections".

If there are lines, remove them.

10. Don't forget to press Ctrl + S to save the changes to the file.

Restart the device and check if this helps or not.

Solution 3: Delete the problematic application configuration file

Sometimes the damaged configuration file of the particular application can cause this problem.

1. At first, you need to access File Explorer on your computer.

2. Next, you need to paste this location into the address bar and press Log in.


3. When you get to the Local folder, right-click the folder associated with the application you are having trouble with, then click "To remove“To remove it.

(How- If you have problems with the 'Adobe player', you have to remove the "Adobe"Binder.)

4. Once done, type this location in the address bar and press Log in.


5. As in the previous step, here too it is necessary to delete the folder associated with the application.

After doing that, start again your computer.

After restarting your device, check the status of the problem.

Fix 4: clean startup and app removal

A clean boot of your computer can fix this problem on your computer.

1. Right-click on "Windows icon"And then click"run".

2. Next, type this in the Run panel and click on “ok".


3. Once you get to the System Settings window, visit the "general"Section.

4. Here you have to select "Selective start"option.

5. Next, you have to check the box next to "Charging system services.

6. Shortly after, go to "ServicesEyelash ".

7. After that, click on the "Hide all Microsoft services".

8. Then, to disable third-party services, you need to click on "Disable everything".

9. Simply go to "To boot“In the same window.

10. Then click on "Open Task Manager".

The Task Manager will open.

11. Disable all services here. To do this, right-click on each of them and then click "deactivate"All of these.

Close the Task Manager window.

12. Back in the System Settings panel, click on "To apply"TO"ok".

Restart your PC to start it with only the necessary drivers.

Check if you are still facing the problem or not. If the problem stops, it means that the problem is caused by a third-party app on your device.

Solution 5: Create a new local account

If nothing works for you, try creating a new local account on your computer and try logging into the application again.

If you don't know how to create a local account on your computer, please follow this guide on how to create a local account without email.

Check if it works.

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