CBS error 0x800f0842 may be logged when setting up a Windows 7 image


When you install a Windows 7 edition other than Enterprise and Ultimate, after OOBE/Windows welcome you can only have one language pack installed. However, you can install multiple language packs into the installation package prior to deployment and OOBE, and have the user choose the language of their choice during setup.

When installing Windows 7 from such an image, the following error event may be logged to the system event log during setup.

Source: Microsoft-Windows-LanguagePackSetup
Event ID: 1018
Task Category: Installing language pack
Level: Error
CBS failed to install the language pack for zh-TW. Returned CBS error code

In this scenario, operations that make system configuration changes such as Windows Update may fail, and Windows may fail to start.


This issue is caused by insufficient system resources during the language pack selection process in setup.


Decrease the number of language packs included in the install image. The actual number of language packs possible depends on the hardware specs (CPU, RAM, HDD, etc.) of the machine Windows will be installed to.

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