Windows 10: Get Windows 10 app still downloading after 5 hours

Discus and support Get Windows 10 app still downloading after 5 hours in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm using Windows 7 presently. I clicked on the Get Windows 10 icon in the taskbar and the screen that popped up says: "Starting download ... Once... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ewnowak, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. ewnowak Win User

    Get Windows 10 app still downloading after 5 hours


    I'm using Windows 7 presently. I clicked on the Get Windows 10 icon in the taskbar and the screen that popped up says:
    "Starting download ...
    Once download is complete, you can start
    the upgrade, or schedule it for later."
    After 5 hours it is still downloading. I checked Task Manager and it says Get Windows is running. Is there any way I can check what is going on?

    :)
     
    ewnowak, Mar 21, 2016
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  2. Bill G193 Win User

    W 10 Upgrade, long reboot, and I am still using Windows 7.

    *O.T.> W 10 Upgrade

    I decided to take the plunge and try Windows 10. It took 5 hours to download the program on Saturday. After a long reboot, I still had Windows 7. On Sunday, I downloaded a fresh W 10 from Microsoft. This time it took 2 hours to download. Again, a long reboot,
    and I am still using Windows 7. I followed all the step by step instructions and am unable to get W 10.
     
    Bill G193, Mar 21, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 Still Downloading After 72 Hours. This Can't Be Right....

    What makes you say it's still downloading ? The status appearing when you click on the "Get Windows 10" icon ?

    If it is, don't believe it.

    • First of all, cancel reservation. Absolutely not necessary to reserve for upgrading.
    • Download the Media Tools from Microsoft here :
    Download Windows 10

    • Burn a DVD with the tool. This DVD will be later useful to repair the computer or do a
      clean install (from scratch).
    • My advice : clone your disk (= system image) on an external disk. Not necessary but can be very useful sometimes, helas !
    • This done, start your present Windows and launch the program called setup.exe on the DVD
      from Windows (don't install after booting from the DVD). Upgrading phases will begin immediately (preparing, checking, etc).
    If you don't master, look for a friend or a club. Don't hurry, you have a complete year to do the upgrade.
     
    Thierry DUGUET, Mar 21, 2016
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  4. simrick Win User

    Get Windows 10 app still downloading after 5 hours

    Hi ewnowak and welcome to Tenforums.

    The download will be pretty big, between 3 and 4 GB, so it could take a while, depending on your internet speed. Once it's ready, it will show in Windows Update.
    You could also go directly to the MCT (Media Creation Tool) at the Microsoft website, and download that way, (through your browser, so you can watch the progress), or even the Microsoft TechBench website.

    You can find all the information here:
    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope that helps.
     
    simrick, Mar 21, 2016
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  5. Hello ewnowak Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    I have to agree with simrock about the options for using the Media Creation tool or going direct to the Tech Bench Program's download page pointed to in the guide there over use of the 10 app many consider an annoyance! You may want to check a few things however since that has been running for several hours. First a look at the root of the C drive for any "$Windows~BT" "WS" even a "QT folder will be one way to show if 10 has already finished downloading and the 10 app has simply hung open on you.

    The place to look is in the Windows Update found in the Control Panel to see if that shows anything for 10 there. Finding the BT most commonly seen however is a good indication that 10 did download but something hung up on you in the process.
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 4, 2018
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