“Working on it” screen – Windows 10 Upgrade

Are you experiencing stuck up in “Working on it” screen for long hours while upgrading to Windows 10?

Here is a solution for it..

Are you using “Get Windows 10” from the task bar?

If so, close it..

And try this

  • Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update.

  • If you could not see Windows 10 update listed there, go to the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.

It will start the installation..It will take approx 1 hour (depends on your computer)


Happy upgrade 🙂


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11 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Thank you. This worked for me.

  2. Richard says:

    IT WORKED!!! I had my installation process stalled for 5 hours but tried your solution and had Window 10 installed and working within one hour.. THANKS

  3. Mike Kelly says:

    Same – apparently the toolbar icon is trying to be too smart or something. Going to Windows Update did the trick. Note that when I looked at Update History it showed Upgrade to Windows 10 as failed.

  4. Sofia Khan says:

    Hey I was having the same issue. I went to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and downloaded the 64 bit one for my microsoft pro 3 and the installation started working 🙂

  5. Bruce says:

    Windows Update route worked for me too. Thanks!

  6. Byron Callas says:

    After searching the web for hours, this was the only place I found that had an answer that worked for this problem. The solution only takes ten seconds. Thanks for a simple, clear answer that works.

  7. Richard says:

    “Working on it…” is likely the most misleading statement Microsoft can make. I will try it, as it has being doing this for the past 24hrs or more……..

  8. Johns928 says:

    Unfortunately, this did not work for me. As in the first attempt, it appeared to go through all the necessary steps, loaded files and then installed the updates and shut down. When it restarted it said attempting to restore to previous version and went back to my Windows 7 operating system. Checking for errors there was a meaningless error code: 0xC1900101-0x20003. There is nothing I can find to indicate what that error is or how to fix it.

  9. Walter Bankovitch says:

    Thank you for your helpful hint!

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