I have a Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit PC and I want to upgrade to Windows 10. Whenever I start the Media Creation tool, it gets internet (saw this on Windows Task Manager, BITS and this tool were getting internet), but as soon as the "download" part starts, it doesn't use any more internet and it is stuck a 0%.

So, my questions are -

  1. How to enable Media Creation tool to get internet.
  2. If this problem can't be solved, how should I download Windows 10 (I don't have it reserved and there is no Download Windows 10 option in Windows Update).

PS - I have a metered connection but I have set it to non-metered option in Networks. And I have not downloaded all latest updates in Windows Update (running a limited internet) but I don't think these matter.


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If you have a third party firewall, or otherwise are blocking outbound traffic either within Win 8 or at your router/firewall, it's possible that's what's blocking the Media Creation tool. On one of my PCs I had to temporarily allow ALL outbound traffic for it to work despite not getting any notifications of blocked traffic. It could also be blocked by anti-virus or other security software.

To get the "invite" message/app you do need have certain windows updates installed but those updates should NOT be required for the Media Creation tool to work. You will never see Win10 as just a regular Win8 update. I would disable whatever you can in terms of metering, temporarily allow all outbound traffic both in your PC and anywhere upstream, disable AV/security software, etc, and try starting here:



May be there is some problem with your Firewall or Internet connection or your isp blocked the site also another thing i saw happen us the antivirus extensions which don't let you use some sites which they think can be harmful so check this and if this doesn't work i think you should just copy it from someone.

  • How does the author fix those problems specifically? This seems more like a comment then anything.
    – Ramhound
    Oct 26, 2015 at 11:16

I'm a bit of a leech who never comments but I have to now, because this is the only thing that works. --> Turn off your firewall, and the download will progress.

  • Already suggested in other answers
    – xenoid
    Aug 22, 2017 at 19:57

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