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Win 8.1 upgrade shows App already installed

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    Windows 8 Pro with WMC, Win 8.1 Pro with WMC

    Win 8.1 upgrade shows App already installed


    I was upgrading to Win 8.1 pro with WMC, but when the download was just 5% completed, the net got disconnected due to power cut. When I restarted the system and Click on the Upgrade Tile in the Store, it goes to Download Page. And when I click on the Download button, it says Application is installed. I can't find it in My apps either so that I can click on uninstall and do a fresh upgrade. The download was only 5% completed. Now I am unable to upgrade. Anyone got suggestions please help me out.

    PS: I googled somewhere and found that I had to empty the SoftwareDistribution folder is to be emptied. After doing that, now when I try to upgrade I get "Your Windows 8.1 installation could not be completed, something went wrong and the windows installation could not complete".
    Last edited by adam1969in; 18 Oct 2013 at 03:51. Reason: addiitional information

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro with WMC, Win 8.1 Pro with WMC


    After deleting all the files in the folder "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution", I rebooted the system. Again I tried to upgrade from the Store for which I received the same response "Your Windows 8.1 installation could not be completed....". But clicking on retry after several times, the download started.. Thats how I got my download to upgrade. Its still downloading as it is too slow. Waiting to finish it off soon and install the upgrade.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Win 8.1 upgrade shows App already installed
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