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Solved: Windows 10 Upgrade Stuck at 99%

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Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

During the process of upgrading your Windows 10 did the upgrade get stuck at 99%? If it did, it doesn't mean that Upgrade Assistant is no longer functioning. You may still need to upgrade Windows 10 service packs and drivers to completely download and install the upgrade.

Overview of this problem:

This problem reveals itself in multiple ways. For example, you may see

These are three very common scenarios associated with a stuck Windows 10 Upgrade problem. Hardware issues, errors with the update itself, and pending updates are common causes of upgrade assistant getting stuck halfway through an installation process.

If you have waited for a long time with no end in sight, you can use any of these solutions highlighted below to correct the problem.

How Windows 10 Upgrade gets stuck at 99%

Do nothing but wait

There are many ways a stuck upgrade could play out but in some cases, an upgrade may still be running in the background without your knowledge with some processes taking as long as 24 hours. If you find yourself in such a situation, be patient enough to wait and see if the upgrade assistant will complete the upgrade.

1st Solution- Update drive

Updating your drive may fix the issue. To upgrade your drive,

2nd Solution- Stop Windows Update service

Stopping Windows update service has also been known to work. To stop automatic updates follow these steps.





3rd solution – Clear update Cache manually in safe mode

Another way you can rectify a stuck upgrade is to boot clear your update cache manually. Here is how to do it.

"net stop wuauserv"

"net stop bits"



"net start wuauserv"

"net start bits"


4th solution – Fix Windows 10 update at 99 or 0 with Troubleshooter

A Troubleshooter may solve the problem when others have failed. To use Troubleshooter,


5th solution – Fix Windows stuck at 99 with Get Current file

To fix stuck Windows with Get Current file,


Several reasons could be the cause of your Windows 10 Upgrade getting stuck midway through the installation process so relying on only one solution may not resolve the issue. Trying all of these solutions may resolve the issue but make sure you follow the steps as they are listed.

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David Darlington

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