If you are a Windows 10 user, you are probably familiar with this issue. This is basically related to Windows 10 update.
It appears as a popup notification with the message – Let’s get back on track. We couldn’t update Windows because your device wasn’t free at our scheduled time. Maybe it was turned off or the battery was low? Select ‘Restart now’ to get going again or we can retry in an hour.
We will discuss this issue and how to overcome it easily in detail.
Let’s Get Back on Track Windows Update – Peculiarity of This Issue
According to a user’s statement – after a couple of minutes of updating windows 10, a popup message displays about the failure of Windows update as the device may turn off or the battery level is low. It also gives options for restarting now or restarting in an hour. The fact is, the popup continues to show up and restart the procedure from the beginning after selecting the restart in an hour option. Though all the updates are, the popup never stops.
Solutions for Issue: Let’s Get Back on Track
Let’s see the solutions to the Windows update problems step by step –
Solution 1: Upgrade online
The basic solution for this issue is to upgrade to the latest version. You can upgrade to the latest version by updating the system. Here is the instruction –
Step 1: Click on Start menu.
Step 2: Go to Settings.
Step 3: Then select Update & Security.
Step 4: Windows Update will appear.
Step 5: Click on Check for updates.
Available updates will appear, install them.
Solution 2: Upgrade offline
But the efficient way to upgrade is to execute an offline upgrade with Windows 10 ISO file by installing it. So,
Step 1: Visit Microsoft’s website.
Step 2: Click on Menu icon.
Step 3: Go for Windows.
Step 4: Download the Windows 10 media creation tool.
Step 5: Choose to create installation media for another PC.
Step 6: Choose ISO.
After downloading the ISO file, disconnect the internet. Uninstall third-party antivirus if already installed. To do so –
- First, End task of all running antiviruses from the Task Manager. Right-click on the Taskbar to get task manager.
- Type Control Panel in the search bar and go for it.
- Go to Programs, then Programs and Features.
- Now, right-click on the antivirus programs and select Uninstall.
Now, go for setup.exe to upgrade.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why does ‘Let’s get back on track’ this annoying blue popup appears?
This is an issue relating to the Windows update. Sometimes, when an older version gets updated, after restarting this popup appears. Because updating into an older version is not suitable for the demanding situation. There are the latest updates available already. So, get the latest version installed.
How to get rid of the popup ‘Restart now/Wait an hour’?
First, try to restart your computer several times manually. Check if the latest version update suggestion shows. If it is available then update it. Else, download the latest version of Windows from Microsoft or purchase the legit one and install it offline. To stay secure, backup necessary files.
How do resolve any windows update issues?
Update Troubleshooter can fix any Windows update-related issues. To troubleshoot –
- Click Start menu.
- Select Settings.
- Choose Update & Security.
- Go for Troubleshooting.
- Then Additional troubleshooters.
- Next find Windows Update.
- Select Run the troubleshooter.
As we can see, this issue is directly connected to the windows update and it only occurs when the operating system version is not up to date. So, make sure to use the latest version to have all the latest features and overcome this problem. Some of the coolest features in my opinion – Virtual Desktop, GodMode, Secret Start Menu, Customize Command Prompt et cetera.