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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       30 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 setup: hangs on Checking for Updates


    I am currently using windows 7 64-bit.

    I downloaded windows 10 from the ms site (the automatic icon never appeared on my pc), and am using the media creation tool.

    All goes fine until 'Getting Updates', when it hangs on 'checking for updates'.

    I have tried playing with the settings in Windows update, but suspect the problem lies in there somewhere... my windows 7 was recently proving unable to install all its updates also. I've tried various solutions for that but no luck.

    Is a clean install the answer?

    Thanks!
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,334
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Aug 2015 #2

    Create a flash drive or ISO using the MCT.
    Disconnect from the internet then run setup.exe from the flash drive or mounted ISO (right click on it and select Mount).
    Don'tcheck for updates, just begin the install. When complete, reconnect to the internet and continue.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       21 Apr 2016 #3

    Windows 10 Setup stuck at Checking for Updates (FIX)


    MrMT said: View Post
    I am currently using windows 7 64-bit.

    I downloaded windows 10 from the ms site (the automatic icon never appeared on my pc), and am using the media creation tool.

    All goes fine until 'Getting Updates', when it hangs on 'checking for updates'.

    I have tried playing with the settings in Windows update, but suspect the problem lies in there somewhere... my windows 7 was recently proving unable to install all its updates also. I've tried various solutions for that but no luck.

    Is a clean install the answer?

    Thanks!
    Note: I know the above is an old post but perhaps other people can benefit from this.

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Weindows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    Hope this works for you!
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  4. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       10 May 2016 #4

    This Absolutely worked - thank you - it was driving me crazy
    MaskMarvl said: View Post
    Note: I know the above is an old post but perhaps other people can benefit from this.

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Weindows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    Hope this works for you!
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  5. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       11 May 2016 #5

    I was forced to delete the Distributions folder...


    And the MCT told me windows was not activated. I was forced to activate Windows 7 (again) and restart the Windows 10 upgrade process from scratch. Anyone using this process might want to consider double checking the status of Win7 before restarting the Windows Update Service
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  6. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       14 May 2016 #6

    MaskMarvl said: View Post
    Note: I know the above is an old post but perhaps other people can benefit from this.

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Weindows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    Hope this works for you!
    THANK YOU FOR THIS! The nonprofit I work for needed to upgrade 19 Windows 7 machines and all but one experienced this lockup. This worked for all of the rest.

    Again, thanks!
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  7. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       20 May 2016 #7

    MaskMarvl said: View Post
    Note: I know the above is an old post but perhaps other people can benefit from this.

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Weindows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    Hope this works for you!
    This worked for me too
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  8. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
       24 May 2016 #8

    MaskMarvl said: View Post
    Note: I know the above is an old post but perhaps other people can benefit from this.

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Weindows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    Hope this works for you!
    thankyou man, but all i did was disable windows.update service during the checking for updates part during windows 10 update of the installation, as it was checking and it bypassed it, it will check for updates again after.the but give them a few minutes and these updates will work ok. still this might work with updating windows 7 updates past sp1 for those having trouble.

    thankyou man, but all i did was disable
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  9. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
       24 May 2016 #9

    update


    angels said: View Post
    thankyou man, but all i did was disable windows.update service during the checking for updates part during windows 10 update of the installation, as it was checking and it bypassed it, it will check for updates again after.the but give them a few minutes and these updates will work ok. still this might work with updating windows 7 updates past sp1 for those having trouble.

    thankyou man, but all i did was disable
    update, get windows.update service up, open it, on the left of it should be restart windows.update service, do that whenever it locks up , give it 10 minutes to progress, if not then restart the windows.update service, and same for when it checks for the updates again on the windows 10 update installer, this worked for me , runnning windows 10 fine once again, this will also work for windows 7 updater i hope, hope this helps people.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7
       12 Jun 2016 #10

    Still checking for updates 0%


    MaskMarvl said: View Post
    Note: I know the above is an old post but perhaps other people can benefit from this.

    Leave the Windows 10 Setup window as is and try this:

    1. Go to Services (Press Windows+R. This will prompt run dialogue box. In here, type services.msc) and stop the Windows Update Service.

    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents.

    3. Restart the Weindows Update Service.

    4. Go back to the Windows 10 Setup window and you should see the process continue.

    Hope this works for you!
    Hi! I've done this but I was also redirected to the part where it says "Getting Updates, checking for updates 0%" and there is no progress. Can you help me with this?

    Hoping for your suggestions. Thanks a lot!
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