How to fix Windows 11 update stuck at 91?

When I registered for Windows Insider in the dev channel, I had a problem with installing it. The updater kept showing “What needs your attention” and keeps sticking at 91%. Is there is a way to fix it?

Windows 11 update stuck at 91%, 97%, 99%

Windows 11 insider preview build has been released for a while. If you have joined the program and meet the Windows 11 systems’ requirements, you can easily upgrade to Windows 11 through Start> Settings> Update & Security>Windows Update.

The process is however not always smooth. The entire process may take many hours. Sometime, the installation process may stick on certain percentage for long time. If this is the case, you should wait till it jumps to the next percentage.

However, if the case is that the windows 11 update stuck at 91 or certain other number in percentage and a Windows 11 update what needs your attention interface appears on the screen, the problem is something not automatically gone.

On the Windows 11 update what needs your attention interface, you could see the below message:

The following things need your attention to continue the installation and keep your windows settings, personal files, and apps.

As you clearly see, it does not show the cause of the issue why windows 11 update stuck at 91. Since you don’t know the case, you can’t know how to continue the windows 11 installation process.

However, here in this article, we have suggested you some tips how you can go back to the installation process. Before that, we will quickly take a look what are the possible reasons that could cause the issue under discussion.

Causes for windows 11 update stuck at 91

Most likely, the issue is caused due to incompatible devices, drivers, games, programs or other leftover files that you need to remove after software un-installation. Upon investigation, we managed to find out different incompatible programs that could cause this issue and these include:

  • LDPlayer
  • dnplayerext2
  • BlueStacks
  • TeamViewer
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware Workstation Player
  • NOX Player
  • LinuxLive USB creator
  • UxStyle

Besides, there are certain peripheral devices like Bluetooth, mouse and keyboards, external hard drivers, printers, scanners and more could cause windows 11 update stuck at 91. Now, after knowing the nature of the issue and possible reasons what causing it, let’s discuss its potential fixes.

Fixes for windows 11 update stuck at 91

There are two methods to fix the issues. These are described below:

Method 1: Disconnect all peripheral devices from your system

Faulty external device connected to the system could be responsible for the installation process stuck at certain percentage issue. Your system might even freeze in this case. You don’t need to go deep to find out the real cause for it.

When updating your system for Windows 11, you don’t need to use these peripherals. So, you can disconnect these connected external devices from your system and then go with Refresh option on the Windows 11 Update what needs your attention interface.

Method 2: Uninstall all incompatible programs

Incompatible programs on systems are the main reason for the Windows 11 update stuck at certain percentage issue. This problem will continue till you remove the problematic apps. We have already mentioned the possible apps causing the trouble. To delete an app, click Start>Settings> Apps, then navigate to the app and click on Uninstall option.


That’s all! We have provided all possible fixes for windows 11 update stuck at 91. Hope so, these methods are really helpful for you in getting the fix. If the problem continues, use PC Repair Tool to check for the possible Windows related issues to get their automatic fix.