How to Fix a Media Creation Tool Stuck on “Checking for Updates”
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Sometimes the fix for those nagging Windows problems are the last thing you’d expect them to be. The fix for Windows 10’s Media Creation Tool getting stuck is one of those times.

The Media Creation Tool is meant to let you create a USB or DVD installation file, so you can install or reinstall Windows 10. Like anything, sometimes it freezes, sitting at a certain percentage saying “Checking for Updates”. Here’s what you need to know to fix it.


It’s actually quite simple: you just need to restart the Windows Update process on your PC. Type Services into the Windows search box. Find the process called Windows Update and then click Restart. 

This will move the percentage along (possibly keeping it moving). If it doesn’t finish, repeat the above process until it finishes.

Do you have any quick Windows 10 tips to share? Let us know in the comments!

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