FIX: Windows 10 Upgrade Freezes at Quick Check Phase

Ever since Windows 10 has been released to the public, all computers eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 – basically all computers running on Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 – now have a Windows 10 Upgrade app that can be used to schedule and perform a Windows 10 upgrade right from the Desktop. This Windows 10 Update app continuously reminds the user to upgrade their computer to Windows 10. While using this app to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 may be able to save you some time, it is not the best way you can use to upgrade to Windows 10. Why is that so? Well, many of the users who have tried upgrading their computers to Windows 10 have been affected by a highly frustrating problem: the Windows 10 upgrade process getting stuck at the “Doing a quick check before you can schedule upgrade” stage.

In such cases, users were unable to upgrade to Windows 10 using their computer’s Upgrade app regardless of how many times they tried and the update froze at the quick check stage every single time. However, if you are suffering from this problem, fear not as this issue can, indeed be fixed. The solution to this issue is to simply upgrade to Windows 10 using the Windows 10 media creation tool. To upgrade your computer to Windows 10 using the media creation tool instead of the Upgrade app, you need to follow the steps listed here: Create Windows 10 ISO media.

Once done, Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and uninstall any and all third-party security programs – from antivirus and anti-malware programs to firewall programs and everything in between – that you have on your computer. This will increase the chances of the Windows 10 upgrade being successful.

To go to Control Panel -> Hold the Windows Key and Press R. In the run dialog, type appwiz.cpl and Click OK


Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the Windows 10 setup using the media creation tool.

Right-click on the Windows 10 setup and click on Run as administrator. Confirm the action if prompted by UAC.

From beyond this point, follow all the onscreen instructions to successfully upgrade your computer to Windows 10.

Kevin Arrows
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FIX: Windows 10 Upgrade Freezes at Quick Check Phase

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