Fix Windows 11 Checking your PC Stuck (4 Ways)

This article will show the reasons and 4 solutions to Windows 11 checking your PC stuck. Also, you can backup Windows 10 before upgrading to avoid data loss or other system issues.


by Ivy Updated on October 17, 2022

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User Case: Windows 11 checking your PC stuck


I have a Windows 10 Lenovo laptop and I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 11. However, the computer goes to check for updates and just keeps checking. I give up after 2.5h of waiting.

I have restarted my PC several times, But it’s almost the same effect. I was wondering if someone can advise me as to why the installer is getting stuck. And can anyone tell me how to solve Windows 11 checking your PC stuck?

Thank you

- Question from Microsoft

In fact, many users encounter Windows 11 checking your PC stuck issue while trying to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, so you don't need to worry about this much. And in this article, I'll introduce you to the possible reasons and 4 solutions to fix it. 

Why is Windows 11 checking your PC stuck?

Before you start to fix Windows 11 installer stuck checking your PC or Windows 11 setup checking your PC, you need to know the possible reasons for it. We have summarized some of it below.

  • Conflict with antivirus programs.
  • Unstable Internet connection.
  • Disabled Windows 11 installer service.
  • Corrupted Windows files.

How to fix Windows 11 checking your PC stuck

After understanding the reasons for Windows 11 installer or setup checking your PC, you may want to fix it right now! Of course, you can and this article provides you with 4 effective ways. 

Way 1: Uninstall antivirus programs

Usually, the culprits are antivirus or a piece of hardware that the installer doesn't like. So you can choose to uninstall the antivirus programs and try again. 

Step 1. Type Control Panel in the search box and open it.

Step 2. From the Programs category, choose Uninstall a program.


Step 3. Select the antivirus program you want to remove and then select Uninstall. Then restart your computer to run Windows 11 installation.

Way 2: Run System File Checker

If the Windows 11 installer or Setup is missing files or there are corrupted system files, you may encounter Windows 11 checking for updates stuck issue. And system file checker is the most common way to find corrupted system files and replace it with a correct.

Step 1. Type cmd in the search box and click Run as administrator.

Step 2. Type command: sfc /scannow   and press Enter to run this command. This will run for several minutes and if Command Prompt shows Verification 100%, close it and check if your issue has been fixed.


Way 3: Run DISM command tool

If the SFC is not working, you still can try DISM, which helps you repair the corrupted scanned files automatically as well. Please follow the steps carefully. 

Step 1. Open cmd and then run as administrator.

Step 2. Type DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /Restorehealth and run this command.


Way 4: Enable Windows Install service

Windows Installer service manages all the installation processes of the Windows operating system. If the service is faulty, you cannot install Windows 11 successfully. So you can try to enable Windows Install service and try again. 

Step 1. Press Win+X and select Run. Then type services.msc and press Enter.

Step 2. Navigate to Windows Installer and right-click it.


Step 3. Check the state of the Windows Installer. If it is running, select Stop. And click it again, select Start. If it is not running, select Start.


Backup System Before You Upgrade to Windows 11

You can easily fix the issue “Windows 11 checking your PC stuck” with the above methods. And try to continue installing Windows 11 or upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11. However, you cannot predict what other issues will happen during this process, such as Windows 11 installation stuck at 88, 94, etc. Thus, it is recommended to backup Windows 10 in advance to prevent data loss or other system issues.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a full-featured free backup software for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, you can easily backup your system with a few clicks. And it not only helps you create a single backup before making major changes but also focuses on long-term data proection. Based on it, you can enjoy the following advantages:

Backup system automatically with its daily, weekly, monthly schedule backup.
Backup only changed files with incremental backup by default. 
Compress system backup image to smaller, you can choose normal or high compression level.
Split larger image files to smaller automatically.
Only back up used sectors of file systems with intelligent sector backup. 

All in all, it will help you backup files and changes on it automatically and make the image files as small as possible. To get started, you need to download this freeware first. And follow the guide to create a system backup image.

Download FreewareWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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If you are a Windows Server user, you can choose AOMEI Backupper Server which can support Windows Server 2003/2008/2011/2012/2016/2019 and latest 2022.

Step 1. Launch the software and click Backup > System Backup.


Step 2. AOMEI Backupper will automatically select Windows system partition and boot-related partitions. You can only choose the destination path. And click Start Backup.


Tips on how to protect Windows 11 continously:

👍 Creating a scheduled backup for Windows 11 will be great protection if you successfully upgrade to Windows 11 without any other issues. And it helps you save changes made on the system partition and restore system easily and quickly, even if it crashes. Please enable the following features: 

  • Scheduled backup: It allows you to backup your system regularly with different schedule settings, such as Daily/Weekly/Monthly, Event trigger, and USB plug in. The last two are available in the Profession version or higher.


  • Backup Scheme: This software provides 3 backup and cleanup methods. With Full backup, Incremental and Differential Backup, you can choose to backup more efficiently with only changed files. To delete old backups for more space, you need to enable automatic backup cleanup on the premium version.


👍 At the same time, according to 3-2-1 backup strategy, it's suggested to create multiple copies and save on different locations. And this software allows you to backup to a USB flash drive, local path, an external hard disk, etc.


After reading this article, I hope I can really help you fix “Windows 11 checking your PC stuck” in four ways. Besides, don’t forget to backup your system before installing Windows 11 in case of other potential issues.

With AOMEI Backupper Standard, you can backup your system easily before installation. And after your successful upgrading, you can also use this software to backup Windows 11 regularly to protect its safety. Give it a shot to discover more!

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.