Modern setup host error issue in Windows 10 Fix

While upgrading your Windows or installing a fresh copy of Windows 10, you may encounter a rare error message stating ‘Modern setup host has stopped working’. Don’t worry. We have curated some easy fixes addressing this issue particularly. Follow them and the problem will be gone in a while.

Preliminary checks to do~

a. Check if the hard disk partition that holds Windows 10 actually has 15-30 GB free storage. If not, empty some files from the drive and try re-updating the OS.

b. Sometimes a fresh reboot may do the trick.

Fix 1 – Modify different settings

1. Press Windows key+I.

2. Then, you need to click on the “System” settings to access it.


System Settings


3. On the left-side, click on the “Notifications & actions“.

4. After that you need to uncheck the “Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows”.

5. Click on the “Home” to go back.


Get Tips Tricks Unchecked


6.  Then, you need to click on “Personalization“.




7. On the left-hand section, go to the “Start“.

8. After that, you need to toggle the ‘Show suggestions occasionally in Start‘ to “Off“.

9. Then, you need to click on “Home” again.


Show Suggestions Uncheck


10. Reaching back to the Settings window, click on “Privacy” section.


Privacy Settings


11. On the left-hand side of the window, click on “Background apps“.

12. Now, simply toggle any application you don’t want to run in the background to “Off“.


Turn Off Background Apps


Close the Settings window. Restart your device.

This should fix the issue for you.


Fix 2 – Modify Indexing options

Modifying the indexing option is also another solution to this issue.

1. Press Windows key along side with the ‘R‘ key.

2. Then copy-paste this code and click on “OK“.

control.exe srchadmin.dll


Indexing Option


3. When the Indexing Options window appears, you need to click on “Modify“.


Indexing Modify


4. As the next step you need to uncheck every box in the ‘Change selected locations’.


Unchecked Options


5. When you have done so, click on “OK” at the bottom part of your screen.




Close the Indexing Options window.

Restart your system and the problem should be fixed.


Fix 3 – Run SFC and DISM scan

Try running an SFC and DISM scan on your computer to check out if any corrupted file is causing this issue.

1. Press the Windows key and write “Command Prompt“.

2. Then just press ‘Enter‘ from your keyboard.


Cmd Enter


3. When the Command Prompt appears on your window, to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan, type this code and hit Enter.

sfc /scannow


Command Prompt Admin Mode Sfc Scannow Enter


4. To run a Deployment Image and System Files scan, run this code just like the previous one.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


Command Prompt (admin) Run Dism Command Enter


Once both the scans are complete, reboot your device.

Fix 4 – Clean boot your computer

Clean booting your computer restricts third party software from booting up.

1. What you need to do at first to search “System Configuration“.

2. Simply click on the “System Configuration“.


System Config


3. Once you are in the System Configuration window, click on the “General“.

4.  Simply after that, select the “Selective startup” option.

5. After that, check the box beside the “Load system services.


New System Config


6. After that, go to the “Services” section.

7. Next, click on the “Hide all Microsoft services“.

8. Finally, to disable the third-party services, click on “Disable all“.


Hide All Items


8. Just click on “Apply” and “OK”.


Apply Ok


Restart your system and try to run the update again.