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The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair [FIXED]

If you have recently upgraded or updated your Windows, then chances are you might have faced this error message “The Operating System version is incompatible with Startup Repair.” These error messages show up when Windows is trying to boot and fix errors using Startup Repair, but it cannot fix the issue(s). So Windows 10 enters into a repair loop and log everything into the SrtTrail.txt file.

Fix The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair

Most of the users who have been affected by this problem get stuck in the “This Operating System version is incompatible with Startup Repair” loop and most believe that the only solution to this problem is to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch. Although this would fix the issue, it would take you a good amount of time, and this seems silly because why reinstall the Windows when you can fix the issue by disabling driver signature enforcement.

The cause of this error is most likely an unsigned driver update, corrupt or incompatible driver, or rootkit infection. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually Fix The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair with the help of below-listed troubleshooting guide.

The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair [FIXED]

Method 1: Disable driver signature enforcement

Note: If you don’t have Windows 10 installation disc, you could try this: When PC boots up press the Shift key and then repeatedly press F8 while still holding the Shift key. You may need to try this method a few times until you see the Advanced Repair Options.

1. Put in the Windows installation media or Recovery Drive/System Repair Disc, select your language preferences, and click Next.

Select your language at windows 10 installation | The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair [FIXED]

2. Click Repair your computer at the bottom.

Repair your computer

3. Now choose Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options.

Click Advanced Options automatic startup repair

4. Choose Startup Settings.

Startup settings

5. Restart your PC and press the number 7. (If 7 isn’t working then relaunch the process and try different numbers)

startup settings select 7 to disable driver signature enforcement

If you don’t have any installation media and the other method of getting to Advanced repair options doesn’t work, you need to create a Bootable USB and use it.

Method 2: Try System Restore

1. Put in the Windows installation media or Recovery Drive/System Repair Disc and select your language preferences, and click Next

2. Click Repair your computer at the bottom.

Repair your computer | The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair [FIXED]

3. Now choose Troubleshoot and then the Advanced Options.

Click Advanced Options automatic startup repair

4. Finally, click on “System Restore” and follow on-screen instructions to complete the restore.

Restor your PC to fix system threat Exception Not Handled Error

5. Restart your PC, and this step may have Fix The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair Error.

Method 3: Disable Secure Boot

1. Restart your PC and tap F2 or DEL depending upon your PC to open Boot Setup.

press DEL or F2 key to enter BIOS Setup

2. Find the Secure Boot setting, and if possible, set it to Enabled. This option is usually in either the Security tab, the Boot tab, or the Authentication tab.

Disable secure boot and try installing windows updates | The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair [FIXED]

#WARNING: After disabling Secure Boot it may be difficult to re-activate Secure Boot without restoring your PC to the factory state.

3. Restart your PC and see if you’re able to fix the issue.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix The Operating System Version Is Incompatible with Startup Repair Error but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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