CUDA 11.5 gets stuck on 'Preparing for Installation'

I have uninstalled the latest driver, uninstalled experience, and when installing CUDA 11.5, used the Custom Install and only selected CUDA for install - still installer gets stuck on ‘Preparing for installation’ for hours. Installing on Windows 10 Pro x64, 21H1 with both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2019 installed.

Anyone else seeing this or have any solutions?


I’m seeing it now. Similar setup to you. Can’t even “cancel”. Have to kill the process. Guess I’ll have to wait for 11.6… Should be in 2 months, based on other releases.