1.    16 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 upgrade from 7 -installation stuck at 99%

    I decided to ugrade to 10 from Windows 7. The download went fine, and installation was going smoothly until it reached 99%. It was stuck there. I did read that some installations make take awhile. I left my laptop on -stuck at 99% from 7p.m. until 7.pm. the following day and it was still stuck. I aborted the installation and tried again a few days later. I had the same result. Does anyone else out there have the same problem?

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance for any input!!
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  2.    19 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglewing View Post
    I decided to ugrade to 10 from Windows 7. The download went fine, and installation was going smoothly until it reached 99%. It was stuck there. I did read that some installations make take awhile. I left my laptop on -stuck at 99% from 7p.m. until 7.pm. the following day and it was still stuck. I aborted the installation and tried again a few days later. I had the same result. Does anyone else out there have the same problem?
    This is happening to me too. I loaded a fresh copy of W7 then tried the upgrade. It has been stuck all night. I brought up Task Manager and checked CPU and that is jumping around so it is doing something. Also the Resource Monitor shows about 13,000 B/s from System and 8 B/s from svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted). The Network tab shows lots of activity. This is a DELL e6400 64 bit.

    Does anyone know what to do about it?
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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Read the Warning(pink), Information(green), Tip(yellow), and Note(blue) boxes - there's a lot in there that might help.
    See: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

    The easiest way to upgrade is using a mounted ISO
    7. To Upgrade to Windows 10 with an ISO file

    Some key points
    • Factory-like condition
      Disconnect any add-on hardware - only upgrade a base machine
      - Mice, Keyboard, HDD, GPU, Network adapter, etc should only be what came with the machine
      -- Especially important is to have only ONE drive (HDD/SSD).
      Windows examines the available space and might choose to split the boot across more than one drive. This always causes problems if you remove that drive. It is easily fixed, but why cause it in the first place!

    • Some install issues are caused by Anti-Virus (AV) software.
      Almost every AV vendor, if not all, had to update their software for Win10.
      - Update your AV software to the current version before upgrading.
      -- Some AV software might have to be disabled or uninstalled before upgrading.

    • After the upgrade, let Windows Update (WU) do it's job.
      - When the machine has been fully updated though WU, check Device Manager for any flagged Devices
      -- Visit the OEM to get drivers ONLY for devices that are flagged.
      A lot of people think that the newest OEM driver is the best ... but it isn't always and it can crash Windows.

    • Software that was migrated might not run well.
      - Visit the vendors site and update, or uninstall and reinstall.

    • Don't immediately install tweak software you used in previous versions.
      - Some people prefer 3rd party offerings over Windows native. Things like a replacement Explorer or Search shell.
      That's a choice - but try to learn native tools first. Yeah, it's a learning curve, but it's worth it.
      -- Take a tour of the Tutorial section for a LOT of things you can do to make Windows more familiar.

    Everything is covered in the Tutorial - read, ask, do
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  4.    20 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3

    found a guide that solved my problem
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  5.    08 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Roanoke Virginia
    Posts : 1

    My son had a 2012 laptop (ASUS Model U47A 1.0 with Windows Seven). He purchased a new Microsoft Surface Pro and he wanted to pass the ASUS laptop to his daughter. He asked me to clean it up and update it with Windows 10. This seemed like a simple task for a 37 year hacker (me) but I would learn what a set of crap the APPS that Microsoft provided for this task are. First I attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 by applying the free APP for people who use “assistive technologies”. Visit the Assistive Technologies offer page and click the “Upgrade Now” button to get started. I read all of the experience others had applied to this problem, even to the extent I let this INSTALL stay for two days at 99% because another hacker said I should be patient. This is the first example of crap because the INSTALL TOOL never created an ERROR that would explain why it stopped at 99% and stayed there “forever”. The next crappy APP I applied was THE MEDIA CREATION TOOL. You can use this TOOL to download and install WIN 10 but you have to purchase a License Key which is around $99 if purchased from Microsoft. Searching I found a license for about half of that and began the DOWNLOAD and INSTALL. It got to around 37% and quit with an error code of 0xC1900101-0x30018,a code I have yet to understand what it meant. At This point I was walking around yelling crap,crap………crap. I had tried all of the suggestions made by others, all to no avail. All along I had a gut reaction that there was a problem with the W7 installed drivers. I had, a few days earlier, went to the ASUS website and downloaded and installed all the latest drivers which didn’t fix anything. I decided to do one more action before I started yelling crap….crap again. I opened the device manager and checked every driver by going to PROPERITIES (left click on a device, then right click on a driver), selecting the driver tab and clicking on UPDATE DRIVER and selecting SEARCH AUTOMATICALLY ----. All except one said I had installed the latest driver. It happened to be for the Touch Pad and the tool installed another driver Then I ran the media creation tool again, and guess what ----It worked. W10 is running on this computer and I am typing away on in it in MSWORD, which was retained when you do an UPGRADE rather than a full INSTALL. Was it a driver problem or an act of the divine? I’ll leave that to you. In closing I mention that I have no sympathy for MS APP developers that write code, that when it fails, cannot give you some meaning-full thread as to why it did so.
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  6.    09 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 385
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Glad you got things straightened out @EEEk I happened on a site/page that explains error codes, how they're structured, etc... Like all things MS even this isn't very clear, but it is something.


    I imagine if a person were to delve into this they could come out with some understanding of it, although it's one of those things that if you only use it every 6 months you'd be relearning it all over again. This would be something IMO you need to use on a regular basis to become familiar with, and learn it.
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