I'm Stuck on Waiting to download Solved

  1.    18 Jun 2016 #1

    I'm Stuck on Waiting to download

    Hello everyone.
    Like the title says, it's been an awful long time waiting to download.
    My rig is ready for WIN 10, and checks out with the compatibility tool.
    Is anyone else experiencing this? Or is something amiss?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    18 Jun 2016 #2

    I had the same thing on my W7 laptop. It stuck at 99%. The reason was it had to download and install W7 updates first. After I did a reboot and the updates were installed,W10 installed correctly.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Jun 2016 #3

    I don't even get the download to start.
    I'm nowhere near starting to install.
    My WIN 7 pro is stuck at the spinning dots, telling me "waiting to start download"
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    18 Jun 2016 #4

    O maybe the servers are to busy. Try again later maybe? Or your internet speed is to slow?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,479
    Home 1809 x64 10.0.17763.165
       18 Jun 2016 #5

    Windows 7 can take up to 48 hours to check for updates, it is MS treat for people, who refuse to update to 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. DavidE's Avatar
    Posts : 357
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       18 Jun 2016 #6

    You could do a clean install of Win 10 so you wouldn't have to update Win 7 first and then do an Upgrade install.
    If you do the clean install, you would have to re-install all programs after the install.
    If you're interested, here is a tutorial:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    18 Jun 2016 #7

    You can also just upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting for the Windows 7 updates. Download the WIndows 10 ISO file, mount it with a mounting program, run setup.exe from inside the mounted ISO inside Windows 7:

    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    18 Jun 2016 #8

    Thanks everyone.
    I finally got the full download.
    Just waiting for the install to start.
    It's been about an hour of "preparing to install" stuck at about 20%.
    I'm going to leave it alone for a spell, see what happens.
    Funny thing, the laptop went smooth and quick.
    Maybe because it's a 32 bit machine, but I don't know.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    18 Jun 2016 #9

    Hi navyLCDR.

    I do have the ISO for Win10.
    Will your method retain my current install stuff, or is it a clean install, where I would need to re-install all my App's?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Build 10162 download stuck at 0% in Installation and Upgrade
Title says it all, have not had issues with any previous builds; anyone else run into this or have a fix?
Solved Still waiting for validation of this pc to download in Windows Updates and Activation
So what exactly are they trying to validate in each pc for mine to take so long? I have an alienware 18, i7-4900mq, gtx 780m sli, 16 gb ram, windows 7. I heard that maybe you needed to update your bios so i did that and still stuck on "we are...
Hello, I'm having an all day issue so far and it's kind of getting frustrating. I like to stay up to date on my Windows updates and check for them almost daily and noticed I had a couple updates today. When I started up my computer today, it said...
Windows 10 upgrade stuck on download in Installation and Upgrade
Sorry if this has been asked before but I did a search but found no help Hi can I ask for a little advice please I have two computers my laptop has updated to windows 10with the automatic upgrade with no problems. But my PC will not start the...
I have been #4 for almost an hr. I was 313 like 3hrs. ago
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10.
Find Us