Windows 10: Windows Stuck On “Preparing Files” Step

Discus and support Windows Stuck On “Preparing Files” Step in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; so basically ive built my new PC and plugged in my usb to install windows, i go through all the steps perfectly fine and once it gets to the second... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/cannabis_plant, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Windows Stuck On “Preparing Files” Step


    so basically ive built my new PC and plugged in my usb to install windows, i go through all the steps perfectly fine and once it gets to the second step of installation, “Getting files ready for installation” it’ll go up to about 20% and freeze, i can’t move my mouse or anything. or it’ll blue screen and show a different issue everytime. I have uninstalled and reinstalled windows to the USB 3 times and nothing has changed. help?

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    /u/cannabis_plant, Apr 11, 2021
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  2. Computer Stuck on "Preparing to configure Windows

    Hi Reegan,

    Your concern regarding the stuck on preparing to configure screen in Windows can be due to changes on your device configuration/settings or broken system files. To effectively assist you with your concern, we'd like to ask the following:

    • Which Windows build and version is running on your device? Type
      winver in the search box and press Enter to help you identify.
    • Have you made any changes on your device prior to your concern?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps that you've performed to resolve your concern?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you run a full scan (SFC) and run a check health (DISM) command to rule out any issues related to corrupted system files which may prevent your device from starting properly.
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    Darwin Dim, Apr 11, 2021
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  3. Nate W.H. Win User
    Windows Phone OS7.10.8112.7 (Step 6)

    Hi XemnessLive,



    You can find many solutions for update issues listed on the following page:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484484



    The suggestions listed for the errors of the phone being stuck in download mode and stuck at OEM splash screen may be helpful along with the general steps listed at the beginning of the article.



    Please let me know if these suggestions are able to help you update.



    Regards,
     
    Nate W.H., Apr 11, 2021
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  4. simrick Win User

    Windows Stuck On “Preparing Files” Step

    One More Step before I begin


    I think it may be prudent to put together a step-by-step here.

    1. You might start with the list of installed programs you provided using Ccleaner, but deleting the ones you will not reinstall (no longer necessary). Then we could make a list of everything program-wise needed for preparation. You'll need downloads/installers, keycodes (where required), and data backups.

    2. A printout from Belarc or Speccy will provide a system inventory to evaluate driver requirements.

    That would be how I would start. The preparation really is the longest part of it all.
     
    simrick, Apr 11, 2021
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