Windows 2008 R2 Upgrade Hanging at 62

I was in server hell this weekend, as I was trying to upgrade a machine from 2008 to 2008 R2.

I had more problems than I could even write on this page, but most were unrelated to the actual upgrade itself.

The one thing I wanted to put here was regarding the fact that the update seemed to hang at 62% in the final step.

At one point I walked away and came back like an hour later to find it still at 62%.  I swore a bunch of times and left the computer running while I went back to my laptop to try researching the issue.

I found that there is a known issue in Windows 7 upgrade that causes it to lockup at 62%.  I figured I had something like that happening to me, but thankfully I didn’t pull the plug too early because sometime during the next 30 min or so, it moved to 63%, and soon it was done.

So, if you are upgrading to R2 and you are stuck at 62%, or 63% (63% took a long time too), don’t pull the plug.  Let it sit for another hour. 

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