So first off I thank anyone who replies to this and apologize if somewhere this exact question is answered (my searches did not yield such however).
My situation is after waiting excitedly for Windows 10 to launch and to be able to upgrade (I was gonna pay but to get it for free is totally awesome), I cannot seem to get past 40% of "Applying PC Settings" and 85% overall progress. I have searched this up and tried to look up different solutions, even going as far as to reinstall my Windows 7, activate it, install just the bare basic drivers, and completely update it, before trying to install Windows 10 (via Media Creation Tool) both via ISO & via software but so far to no avail. Anyone have any clues or insights? Thanks again!
EDIT 01: I forgot to note that I did leave it at 85% overnight and then some with no progress. It reaches 80ish overall percentage and I see the HDD light kick off / the computer wind down a little
EDIT 02: I also just got this today:
EDIT 03: Ended up solving my own problem through removing all SATA peripherals except the HDD I was going to use, had no Anti-Virus during install, disabled my Wi-Fi, & oh yah... a whole lotta luck!