When I install the MySQL Server using the MySQL Installer, the installation process freezes at the apply configuration steps for system tables upgrade.
If you’re upgrading MySQL from one version to another version of your database.
Fix: Do a mysqldump first, nuke the entire MySQL installation, install MySQL from scratch, restore your databases… being sure to skip any system tables like the mysql + performance + sys tables… so only backup + restore user data tables.
If you aren’t updating MySQL versions, then running a system tables upgrade is a NOP (no operation, nothing occurs).
Anytime you have a problem like this refer to the system logs, which will usually surface problem instantly Refer to OS docs to determine where your logs live + in the case of MySQL, maybe the MySQL website.