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Cannot update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 :(

  1. #11


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hey thanks for that Now, just to confirm that you somehow ended up with a standalone exe that can be used to do an on-demand manual install?
    Update is already listed in the tutorial:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

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  2. #12


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    Try doing a System Restore from a date before, the update problems started.
    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by rainmanva View Post
    make sure you have all your current windows updates installed. for some reason you need to have update KB2871389 installed for the windows store to even show the update. try that, and see if it works, if your having windows update issues, you can download it directly and install it using a standalone installer. im currently downloading windows 8.1 25 percent complete. hope this helps!
    That is the problem. I cannot install those Windows updates. Even with the standalone, which I just tried. It seems to have installed them, but upon rebooting, when it is attempting to configure them, it says "Failed to configure Windows update. Reverting back".
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  4. #14


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    windows 8


    "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when you try to install Windows updates
    try this. if that doesn't do it, you may have to reformat and start over. i don't know of anything else to try.
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  5. #15


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    Try doing a System Restore from a date before, the problems started.
    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8


    Tried System Restore. Didn't fix it
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  7. #17


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    windows 8


    you may just have to reformat and start over. windows 8 can be a real pain. i know how ya feel. try disabling your antivirus and firewall and try again. i know its a long shot, but worth a try.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8


    I don't have the time or inclination to format. But good news! I did a repair install of Windows 8, and now the updates have installed fine! I can finally see 8.1 in the store and it's downloading right now

    thanks all!
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