Preparing To Configure Windows

BRIEF Description Imagine that while you are using a laptop or desktop, typing important documents, the computer suddenly behaves oddly and gets stuck. The computer’s screen displays it displays “Preparing...
Preparing To Configure Windows

BRIEF Description

Imagine that while you are using a laptop or desktop, typing important documents, the computer suddenly behaves oddly and gets stuck. The computer’s screen displays it displays “Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer” and then it immediately shut down. In the worst case scenario, it took a long time to complete. This can be frustrating and irritating. What is the cause for this happening? If you have experienced this several times before, can you avoid it entirely? Find out more here.


Microsoft System Configuration or MSConfig is a tool used to diagnose issues with Microsoft Windows. It is able to enable or remove the device driver, software as well as Windows programs that are running as the startup process in order to identify the root of the issue in Windows. Windows system.

A system such as Windows 10 will automatically configure the most important updates, while others require manual updates. But, if an update is installed at the time of shutdown or startup or shutdown, the installation process could be delayed, locked and freeze or simply hang. It could take longer to complete the Windows update, which is the reason the issue must be addressed.

A message like this can be displayed on the screen of your computer when issues with installation occur:

“Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer.”

“Configuring Windows updates. 1% complete. Do not turn off your computer.”

“Please not shut off your power or disconnect your computer. Installing the update 1 of 3. …”

“Working on updates. 1% complete. Do not turn off your computer.”

“Keep your computer powered until you have completed this. Installing updates for 3 of 1. …”

“Getting Windows ready. Don’t turn off your computer.”

Keep waiting until all your Windows updates are fully installed

If your laptop or computer is stuck in “Preparing to configure Windows,” it could mean it is because your Windows operating system has been installing updates. If a long period of time was passed since you last completed installing all of your Windows update, then it could take longer to install all updates than normal. This means that you have to be patient and allow enough time for the Windows system to be able to successfully install all updates. Based on the specifications of your hardware it could require around two hours. Sometimes, the updates are stuck at a certain moment and can take more than two hours. If that happens it is best to press Ctrl+Alt+Del in order to the Windows log-in screen. Log in normally and continue installing updates. If, however, you find that the Windows login screen isn’t displayed after you type in the keyboard You should attempt the following solutions.

 Use the System Restore.

Before you do this, be sure there’s an option to restore the system in the system. In the absence of a system restore point could aid in solving the problem. Follow the following guidelines:

Find the Windows logo and then type into “restore”. You will get a dialog box asking for permission where you need to click “Yes” to go to System Protection settings. System Protection settings.

Find the status of your protection If it’s on then select the System Restore… If in case it’s off, that means the system restore feature has been disabled.

Click on the Choose a Different restore point, and then select Next.

Select the checkbox to Show additional restore points on the lower left corner of the screen. Choose the restore point which was created prior to the time the issue occurred and click Next.

Then press Finish to complete then confirm that you have restored the point.

Click Yes to begin restoring Windows. Windows system.

Before you run any updates setting up an automatic restore point could be a viable alternative. Here’s how:

On the System Restore box, select the option to create Restore Point.

The System Properties window will prompt to create a new one, and then click the Create option…

A restore point is going to be asking for the name. Make one and you’re completed.

Reboot Windows 10 in Safe Mode.

Rebooting your computer in Safe Mode will avoid the normal process of rebooting. First, verify if your computer is capable of restart using Safe Mode. It will prompt you to login which is the point at which the repair process begins.

 Startup Repair for Windows 10.

The entire operating system can be accomplished via by using the Advanced Startup Options menu. It offers Startup Settings which includes Safe Mode among the options for starting. It should appear automatically after two errors during startup. However, if it requires opening manually, then these ways can be used to do it:

Change the mode and then Restart.

This is the most straightforward method to date. Long hold the Shift key while looking for Restart using the Power icon, and then hold it for a few seconds until Advanced Startup Options menu opens.

Options Menu.

Click Start and then select Settings followed by Update and Security.

Choose Recovery from the choices.

On the right, look for the Advanced start-up

Go to Restart and click Restart. Wait for the message to show up. Wait until Advanced Startup Options has opened.

Shutdown Command.

Open Run If there is an issue with the start of your Command Prompt. It could be due to the fact that there are issues that have already been identified.

Make sure you have all documents and then save.

Here’s how you can execute your shutdown commands:

A message will be displayed, “You’re about to be signed out. “, simply click Close.

In a matter of seconds, you will receive an “Please wait” message.

After a few seconds that just a few seconds later, after that, the Advanced Startup Options menu will appear.

Start using Windows Installation Media Windows Installation Media

Insert either a USB flash drive or Windows DVD into the computer.

Start by booting the flash drive or disc.

When the Windows Setup screen will prompt you to choose Next.

Choose Repair your computer in the bottom of the window.

Be patient and wait until you to be able for the Advanced Startup Options to start immediately.

Windows Recovery Drive to boot. Windows Recovery Drive

Insert it on the Windows Recovery Drive into a USB port.

The computer must be booted from the device.

Choose the U.S when you’re asked for the layout screen of your keyboard.

There are Advanced Startup Options to start immediately.

Start directly through the Advanced Startup Options

If you’re unable to login into Windows and your screen says “”Preparing to configure Windows,” then you need to do an “hard” system reset to determine if it is helping. To do it:

Restart your system and hit”F11,” or press “F11” key repeatedly at the time of startup. This will launch an advanced option for recovery.

Choose”Troubleshoot” or the “Troubleshoot” option, and after that, click Advanced”. On the Advanced options, click “System Restore” and select the restore you want to make.

Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the restoration process. Restart and verify whether the issue continues to persist after the restore process has been completed.

Run ChkDisk Scan.

As we’ve discussed as one of the main reasons your computer may be stuck in the “Preparing to configure Windows” problem is because of disk errorsthat can hinder from installing the software. To identify and get rid of any errors on your disk, you should run an ChkDisk Scan. To initiate it:

Click Windows + R to open “Run.” Type “cmd” into the box, then Press Shift + Ctrl + Enter.

Enter the command chkdsk, then hit Enter. The scan will begin.

Let it run its course and then check whether the issue is resolved.

Make sure your driver is updated to the most recent version

To avoid these annoying issues Most of the time it’s a good suggestion to update your driver to the most recent version. There are two methods you can update drivers: manually and automatically.

Upgrade your drivers by hand You can upgrade driver manually, by visiting the official website of the manufacturer and searching for the most recent driver that is compatible with your gadget. Make sure you select the driver that works for the Windows device.


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