Error "Windows cannot install required files. Error code: 0x80070651" during Windows 10 installation from a Multiboot bootable USB

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You receive an error message like this when installing Windows 10 form a multiboot bootable USB created with Novicorp WinToFlash:

Windows 10 installation error 0x80070651 multiboot bootable USB.jpg

With text:

 Windows Setup
 This installation was cancelled
 
 Any changed made to your computer won't be saved.
 
 Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070651

More symptoms

Press Shift+F10 and try to reach your mounted virtual DVD for current installation

Windows 10 installation error 0x80070651 the device has been removed.jpg

You see an error

 The device has been removed.

In command line, type Notepad, select File - Open, navigate to This PC. Windows 10 installation error 0x80070651virtual dvd unmounted.jpg

You can see the virtual DVD drive, but it's empty.

Error reason

This error caused by USB drive reading errors and/or drivers incompatibilities with USB hub and/or drive.

How to fix the error

  • Use another USB drive with different size
  • Use another USB drive from another manufacture/brand
  • Use another USB port in the PC
  • Create a bootable USB as singleboot bootable USB instead of Multiboot one