Windows 11 download pending? How to solve it in 5 minutes?

The Windows 11 download pending error has been a common occurrence among Windows 10 users. Here’s how to avoid it.

Windows 11 is being widely deployed to many PC users and if you are among the lucky ones to see the notification, you must be rubbing your hands with anticipation. However, Windows 11 comes with its own problems, one of them being a bug that prevents you from downloading it. In fact, that could also be considered a problem with Windows 10.

However, the “Windows 11 pending download” problem is widespread for existing PC users and despite restarting their PC several times or trying to refresh the page, the download often does not start. What to do then? Should I Give Up Hope For Windows 11?

Absolutely not! You can try the following steps to start the Windows 11 download on your Windows 10 PC. And you don’t have to be a computer whiz to do it; anyone can get rid of the error.

Windows 11 download pending: how to get rid of the error

You should be aware that Windows 10 downloads the updates to a separate folder on drive C, and despite a failed download, the operating system does not change its download path or know how to get rid of the corrupted file. Therefore, you will have to manually delete the corrupted download file to allow Windows 10 to download the file again.

– Open “This PC”, then go to Local Disk C> Windows> Software Distribution> Download.

– Here, you need to delete all the files and folders you see here.

– Once removed, close the window and restart the PC.

– Now open the Start menu and type “Updates”, then click on the Windows Update option.

– You should see the Windows 11 update available for download. Otherwise, you can do it under “Check for updates”.

– Your Windows 11 update should start downloading. Once downloaded, it will automatically install in the background and request a reboot to start Windows 11.

– Please note that after starting Windows 11, you don’t have to configure anything. All Windows 10 settings will be transferred to


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