If you are stuông xã on the “Getting Windows ready don’t turn off your computer” screen in Windows 10 or Windows 8, how to lớn fix it? Here are some effective solutions.



/ Last updateDecember 13, 2021


My screen is stuông chồng on Getting Windows ready don’t turn off your computer. What should I vị to get rid of this? Any advice is appreciated.”

As this message described, many users have sầu been stuông chồng on the Getting Windows ready screen especially in Windows 10 and Windows 8. It usually happens when you boot up computer or right after a Windows update. 

You may wait patiently at first, but as time goes on, you begin to realize that it doesn"t seem lớn end on its own. You must take actions. But how?


How khổng lồ fix stuông xã on Getting Windows Ready in Windows 10/8/7?

How to solve sầu this problem if you can"t even log on to Windows? Here I compiled 9 methods that may help.

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Note:◆ From Method 3~Method 8, you need to lớn access Advanced Startup Options in WinRE. Learn how to lớn enter Windows Recovery Environment from boot if you are not familiar with it.◆ If all the means fail unfortunately, or you don"t have any previously created restore point/system image backup/bootable media/etc., you may have to take the last resort (Method 9).

1. Wait patiently for 2-3 hours


When this Getting Windows ready screen appears, your system is very likely downloading và installing files or dealing with some tasks in the background. It would have taken some time khổng lồ finish these jobs, so as suggested, you better not turn off the computer right away.

Generally speaking, 2-3 hours is a normal range for waiting. If it’s already taken much longer than that, you can consider trying following solutions.

2. Shutdown your computer thoroughly

After waiting for a long time, you can try to lớn restart the computer - not as a normal reboot, but khổng lồ hard shutdown and then restart. This method can clear all the information in the memory và hopefully get you out of infinite waiting.

Step 1. Turn off your computer by pressing the power button.

Step 2. Disconnect all external devices including.

Step 3. Pull out the power cable from your computer, and detach the battery if you are using a máy tính.

Step 4. Keep pressing the power button for about 30 seconds lớn drain the remnant charge.

Step 5. Reinstall the power cable & battery. Press power button again lớn boot the computer.

Note: don’t reinstall any USB device during reboot.

3. Uninstall recently installed update

Errors in recent updates might also lead lớn Windows 10 stuck on getting ready screen, so if you encounter this problem right after Window update, you can try uninstalling it in safe mode. 

Step 1. Boot khổng lồ Windows Recovery Environment first, clichồng Troubleshoot > Advanced options & then choose Startup Settings. Press F4 khổng lồ enter safe mode.

Step 2. Right-cliông xã Start button & choose Control Panel in the menu. Then go to lớn Programs & Features.

Step 3. Clichồng View installed update on the left panel. Choose the recently installed updates and uninstall them lớn fix the Windows getting ready stuck issue.

Step 4. Restart your computer to lớn kiểm tra whether it has been solved.


4. Check and disable corrupted system files

If you get stuông xã on getting Windows ready at every reboot, it may be caused by the corrupted files on your computer. To find & disable them, you can run System File Checker under Recovery Environment.

Step 1. Enter Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Cliông chồng Troubleshoot > Commvà Prompt.

Step 3. Type sfc /scannow & press Enter.

Step 4. When the process completes, restart your PC lớn see if it’s still stuông xã on getting windows ready.


5. Persize startup repair to fix boot errors

Startup Repair can fix some boot errors of Windows. You can find it in advanced startup options.

Step 1. Boot to lớn WinRE, click Troubleshoot > Advanced options.

Step 2. Choose Startup Repair and wait till the repairing completes.

Step 3. Restart the computer khổng lồ see if you are still stuông chồng on getting Windows ready.

Note: If you have problem with using it, learn more about how to lớn fix Windows 10 Startup Repair not working.


6. Perkhung system restore or system image recovery

If you have sầu enabled system protection khổng lồ create Windows 10 restore points (for System Restore), or used Backup và Restore lớn create system image backup (for System Image Recovery), you can restore Windows 10 to lớn an eariler state without getting Windows ready stuông xã issue.

It also requires you to lớn enter Windows Recovery Environment. Take System Restore as an example.

Step 1. Cliông chồng Troubleshoot > Advanced options & choose System Restore.

Step 2. It takes a while to lớn prepare for the restoring, you’ll be required lớn log in the tài khoản after that.

Step 3. Clichồng Next in System Restore wizard, select the restore point & cliông xã Next khổng lồ continue.

Step 4. Confirm the operation và clichồng Finish khổng lồ start restoring.

Step 5. Restart your computer lớn kiểm tra if the issue has been fixed.

Note: you can learn more about the specific steps khổng lồ use system restore from boot in Windows 10/8/7.


7. Clean install Windows to fix system issues

If above methods cannot help you fix the Windows 10/8/7 getting Windows ready stuchồng issue, you may need to reinstall your Windows from scratch.

Step 1. Insert the installation disc, or installation USB created by MediaCreationTool (please refer lớn the detailed guide about Windows 10 recovery tools)

Step 2. Choose the language, time format, and keyboard in Windows Setup.

Step 3. Click Install now and follow the instructions on the screen to lớn complete the process.

chú ý a clean installation might erase some personal files from system partition or desktop. To avoid unwanted data loss, it’s better lớn backup your important files before performing reinstallation.

However, even if you can boot to the safe mode of Windows, there’s not many options for data backup. You either use WBadmin in Comm& Prompt or pick a third-các buổi party backup utility.

Here I take AOMEI Backupper Standard as an example. This is a Windows backup và restore freeware with flexible modes and options. You can use it to lớn create a bootable disc or USB on another working PC, then insert the truyền thông lớn the unbootable computer & persize backup under Windows PE. Thus when the installation is complete, you can restore your data easily.

Learn more details khổng lồ backup without booting Windows.


8. Disable automatic updates

Automatic update is one of the possible reasons behind getting Windows ready stuchồng in windows 10/8/7. If your computer finally boots properly, you can disable Automatic Updates in Windows in case the getting windows ready stuông chồng error happens again.

Step 1. Press Windows + R key to open the Run comm&. Type services.msc & then press Enter.

Step 2. Find Windows Update from the Services menu và double-cliông chồng it

Step 3. Choose Disabled as the Startup type under General tab, clichồng Apply & OK.

Step 4. Restart the computer.


9. Restore Windows lớn rescue faulty computer (without previous backup)

This method may be right for you if you are unlucky enough lớn fit the following situations:

☛ All the normal meands above didn"t work.☛ You have no earlier restore points/backups khổng lồ recover the computer.☛ You don"t have sầu any installation disc or previously created recovery drive sầu, neither vì chưng you want lớn reinstall Windows 10/8/7 from scratch.

How does the method works: Find a working computer with Windows 10 installed >> Create a bootable media on that machine >> Create a system image as well >> Insert the bootable truyền thông to the problematic PC >> Boot inkhổng lồ WinPE & use the system image khổng lồ recover it.

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This method requires a program containing Universal Restore feature, which enables you lớn restore system to another machine with different hardware. And the Professional edition of AOMEI Backupper is just what you need.