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Failed to upgrade to 8.1 (From windows 8)

  1. #11


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    You might get it to upgrade if u reset the original version first or use a recovery disc to get the original -other than that uninstall anything that looks suspect or restore back as far as u can - but i doubt if the restore would work - worth a try, or try this first sfc /scannow with administrative privileges in command prompt that may be able to fix any corrupted system files.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks whest ... running sfc now...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    sfc didn't find any problems.

    " if u reset the original version first or use a recovery disc to get the original" ... this is new pc.. The windows store says all updates must be applied to 8 before upgrading to 8,1... that's all I've done.

    cheers,
    Uptix
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  4. #14


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    You could download windows 8 rtm and burn it to a disc then shrink you drive, and create a new partition, and install it to that - u would need your original product key - u can download a tool to find it if you cant find it in the registry - you would also need a bit torrent program like Vuze and you just type in the magnet address - copy and paste if possible, and it will download the ISO files - use the core version for windows 8 and the supplied key during install and type in your OEM product key after it installs to activate :
    Microsoft News | Leak: Windows 8.1 RTM x86/x64 English (WZT)
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    After two more days of trying everything I could find, I happened on this:

    Can't Complete Windows 8.1 Install

    Solved in 5 minutes what I have spent countless hours trying to do.

    I found that after following these instructions I had to do another restart (before going to the Windows Store) for 8.1 load correctly.

    Seems (in my case at least) this has nothing to do with drivers.


    Hope it works for anyone else with this problem,

    (and yes, I owe this guy a beer...)

    cheers,
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  6. #16


    Posts : 10
    8.1


    stick with Windows 8.0 while you can and maybe wait for 8.2
    8.1 is even worse than 8.0
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