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Build 14332 upgrade stuck 'Preparing to install updates 100%'

Q: Build 14332 upgrade stuck 'Preparing to install updates 100%'

I am trying to get my PC to upgrade to insider build 14332. At the moment I am on build 14316.

I have sometimes seen build 14332 available in Settings/Update, but after trying to get this, the PC is now stuck with 'Preparing to install updates 100%' There is no $windows directory, though this may of got deleted when I cleaned up system files. There is about 6GB of free space on the SSD partition.

What can I do to get the upgrade to run?

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A: Build 14332 upgrade stuck 'Preparing to install updates 100%'

I believe you are going to need more room.

Kill the current update attempt, reboot and try it again only skip the Updates part. See if that works.

Filling out your System Specs would be a help.

See here: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

Also, how big is the SSD?
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What can I do to get the upgrade to run?
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In order to install to a GPT disk, you must have and use UEFI.

See this tutorial:

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A:Upgrade Install Stuck on "Checking for Updates"

Originally Posted by ARAMP1

I've decided to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 with the free upgrade. Unfortunately, it has been stuck "Checking for Updates" for the last 30-45 minutes. Is this normal? I've updated two laptops, one Windows 7 Home and one Windows 8 and it didn't take nearly this long. I'm afraid I'm stuck in some kind of loop. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

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Well I'm no expert on this but I do see some things.
Are you the administrator? (0x80004005)
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You could do this. It might help and won't hurt.

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\breakingadam\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\032812-7815-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0300c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03250650
Debug session time: Wed Mar 28 09:26:19.788 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:02.505
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 109, {a3a039d898470709, b3b7465eeac3d65f, fffff8000303f817, 1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
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4: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
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1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
or data. See
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debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
"bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
Arg1: a3a039d898470709, Reserved
Arg2: b3b7465eeac3d65f, Reserved
Arg3: fffff8000303f817, Failure type dependent information
Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be
0 : A generic data region
1 : Modification of a function or .pdata
2 : A processor IDT
3 : A processor GDT
4 : Type 1 process list corruption
5 : Type 2 process list corruption
6 : Debug routine modification
7 : Critical MSR modification

Debugging Details:





LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 0000000000000000 to fffff80003088d40

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Hi Qualtrox,
might be due to fact that Enterprise and Ultimate, are different versions.
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Waited for long time around 3 hours.
Decided to power off by holding power button.
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A:Preparing to configure windows stuck.

I recommend downloading and installing Microsoft's System Updates Readiness Tool.

Either you have a corrupted update or Windows hadn't finished configuring updates before you tried to install some more, I would think.

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [August 2011] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Make sure you download the 32-bit version as you have a 32-bit operating system.
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A:Stuck in preparing automatic repair

Hello Galaxynova,                       Since the memory check failed i believe that the memory is faulty, i would suggest you to contact the HP tech support to get the memory replaced.  RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.
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A:Stuck in Setup is preparing your computer for first use

If you cannot start Recovery over from the hotkey or disks, then do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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A:Preparing Automatic repair stuck

Originally Posted by cregeorgia

When I try to boot off a disc

What disc? Installation or repair disc?

Sounds like a hardware problem. So if you want anything better than wild guesses, you should post your system specs.
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Refer to the links below to see if they help you.

An update is not installed successfully when you try to install the update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Windows 7 stuck on loading screen - Microsoft Answers

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Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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The first thing let's check to make sure that you got the ISO from the correct place. This should be the only link you use. The file on the page is about half way down under English and the file number is X17-58997.iso If you did not use that file, download it and burn to a DVD and do another install. Let us know how it goes.
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A:Stuck in preparing auto repair screen

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A:Stuck in Preparing Automatic Repair loop

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A:preparing your Desktop stuck - then not genuine message

I would just reactivate the liscense if you are legit it shouldn't be a problem. You may have to phone in

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
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A:Stuck in 'Preparing Automatic Repair' loop

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Which folder you want to access and experience this issue, Windows system file or personal file? Does this problematic computer joined domain? You can press "Windows+X" to open System to check.
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Hoping you can help me.

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Hi Oliver Dewar, welcome to 7F!

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Hi there

I've been through all this rigmarole and it
(can't say it in English or the post will get deleted
but think of Bovine scatology or dogs little round objects)

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I believe this should help.

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Asus P6T Deluxe
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I'm doing a clean install, I have no OS on my computer now.

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