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Log files that are created when you upgrade to a new version of Windows


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This article lists all the log files that are created when you upgrade from an earlier version of Windows.

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The following log files are created when an upgrade is successful:
  • C:\Windows\Panther\Setupact.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\setuperr.log
  • C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.app.log
  • C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\PostApplyPnPList.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\miglog.xml
The following log files are created when an upgrade fails during installation before the computer restarts for the second time:
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\setupact.log
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\miglog.xml
  • C:\Windows\setupapi.log
  • [Windows 10:] C:\Windows\Logs\MoSetup\BlueBox.log
The following log files are created when an upgrade fails during installation after the computer restarts for the second time:
  • C:\Windows\panther\setupact.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\miglog.xml
  • C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.app.log
  • C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
  • C:\Windows\panther\PostApplyPnPList.log
  • C:\Windows\memory.dmp
The following log files are created when an upgrade fails, and then you restore the desktop:
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\setupact.log
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\miglog.xml
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\panther\setupapi\setupapi.dev.log
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\panther\setupapi\setupapi.app.log
  • C:\Windows\memory.dmp
The following log files are created when an upgrade fails, and the installation rollback is initiated:
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Rollback\setupact.log
  • C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Rollback\setupact.err

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Article ID : 928901
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Created on : 4/17/2018
Published on : 4/17/2018
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