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Some Windows 8.1 updates tripping over driver problems

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    Some Windows 8.1 updates tripping over driver problems

    IDG News Service - Microsoft is investigating reports that some users are trying and failing to update their PCs and tablets to Windows 8.1, apparently due to outdated and incompatible drivers.

    In messages posted to Microsoft's technical support website, users have been complaining that they're unable to complete the Windows 8.1 installation due to an error that the OS identifies as 0x40017.
    The complaints started on Oct. 17, the day when the Windows 8.1 update became available for download on the Windows Store. Affected users see a message informing them that the Windows 8.1 installation couldn't be completed and that their previous version of Windows has been restored on their device.
    One of the threads is very much active, with 36 pages and about 360 comments.
    Some Windows 8.1 updates tripping over driver problems - Computerworld

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    The in-place update fiasco continues.
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    They should have released a "Win 8.1 Compatibility check" like for win8, then people would know what to expect, like this, it's lottery.
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