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HELP: Failed Install of 8.1 upgrade

  1. #11


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    I'm not the OP on this thread - though I am getting the same error code.
    I'm not sure of the relevance of it being a Mac. They still update drivers like other pc's :-)
    The Upgrade knows it's a Mac - it states which model it is in the logs so it's fully aware before the process begins. If that's a problem to it surely the process shouldn't start never mind continue and fail.

    I suspect it's the dual graphics that is a problem (something the upgrade already knew too).

    For further information the upgrade has also created a new partition on my hard drive. It's a 350MB partition of type 2700 (which translates to a Windows R E type).
    So I don't have Windows 8.1 installed but I do have a Windows 8.1 Recovery Environment?
    That seems bizarre!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    My apologies; however that's what happens when everyone chimes in on someone else's issue so next time create your own post. How is it possibe to differentiate when all three OPs are trying to respond at the same time to the same issue all in one thread? What happens if all three go in different directions with their responses? Also thanks for telling me there is no difference between a Mac installation and a typical Windows installation. You have taught me many things with your last response. Good luck.
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  3. #13


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    No problem.
    I chimed in because I have the same error code, along with many others, it seems.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Duckface View Post
    No problem.
    I chimed in because I have the same error code, along with many others, it seems.
    Yes but you missed my point. Three OPs in the same thread can take different resolution paths and report back with three different "what next" requests. Now, when you compound that condition with three forum members trying to help "who knows which of the OPs", can you not see the potential confusion created by that condition (eg, who on first; third base)? Anyway, it is always best to create your own thread and it would be reasonable to point out that others are having the same issue, but that way, all responses are "focused" ONLY on your issue and your responses. Good luck.
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