While performing update for Windows 10, users’ face error like “Preparing to configure Windows stuck” and not only this, there are many similar errors occurred such as:
Configuring Windows Updates stuck, hang, frozen, or failed
Configuring Windows Updates won’t finish
Failure configuring Windows Updates endless loop
Configuring Windows Updates restart loop or reverting changes
Configuring Windows Updates taking a long time, etc.
However, there’s nothing to get panicked about as one can easily fix such errors related to “Windows update stuck in Windows 10” by performing few simple and effective steps like mentioned below:
Firstly, wait for the update process to be completed i.e., minimum 2 to 3 hours. It is because sometimes, Windows Update can take a while, and users think it is frozen or stuck.
Then, do not turn off your computer and instead remove all your USB peripherals. It is believed by many users that disconnecting them has successfully solved the Windows update stuck error.
Restart your system by holding the power button until your device turns off and then turn it on. It is also an effective way to fix these Windows Update stuck errors.
Lastly, it’s always a good idea to try to access Windows from Safe Mode because it might be possible that the problem occurred due to a bad driver or a third-party application.