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  1.    29 Jul 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Window 8.1
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    OK here's what I did in the end:
    - I attempted to close that window saying "Checking for updates"
    - That lead to another window that got stuck too called "cleaning up" or similar.
    So after a further 30 minutes I rebooted by brute force, ran CCleaner to remove any stray garbage, rebooted again and then ran the Get Window 10 icon.

    This took quite a long time to run (maybe 1.5 hours or so) but it never got stuck in the same way. And here I am in Windows 10. I shall probably do a fresh install at some point, but at least I am now in Window 10 and I have hit the "upgrade by" date.
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,385
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) Insider 16291

    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    So after a further 30 minutes I rebooted by brute force, ran CCleaner to remove any stray garbage, rebooted again and then ran the Get Window 10 icon.

    This took quite a long time to run (maybe 1.5 hours or so) but it never got stuck in the same way. And here I am in Windows 10. I shall probably do a fresh install at some point, but at least I am now in Window 10 and I have hit the "upgrade by" date.
    Glad you got it going.

    It's worth checking the Activation status (in Settings then Update and Security) to make sure it's activated.
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Window 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Glad you got it going.

    It's worth checking the Activation status (in Settings then Update and Security) to make sure it's activated.
    Good point - yes, on both my computers Win10 is "Activated".
    Thanks for your help everyone. :^)
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