Unplug hardware if Windows fails to install properly

If Windows fails to install or just messes up the configuration of the installed hardware, then it can be a good idea to unplug/turn-off non-essential hardware like:

  • USB devices
  • Printer
  • Soundcard (Disable if onboard)
  • Network card (Disable if onboard)
  • TV Tuner card
  • Modem

After succesfully installing Windows, then plug back in each hardware device one by one, and let Windows detect and install drivers for them.