Windows 10: 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?
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  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.
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  3.    18 Jun 2016 #3

    Hello.
    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"
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  4.    18 Jun 2016 #4

    O maybe the servers are to busy. Try again later maybe? Or your internet speed is to slow?
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       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.
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    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


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  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?
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  •    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.
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  •    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?
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