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8.1 won't complete install

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    8.1 won't complete install


    I have an Acer V3-571 (i5, 6GB ram, 500GB HDD, Win 8 pre-installed from new).
    I have been trying all day to install 8.1 to no avail. 5 or 6 times.
    It starts the install okay then near the end the install stops and gives an error code 0xC1900101 - 0xC3000D

    .
    And asks me to restart and reverts to Win 8.
    One thing I have noticed is that the 'Windows software licence terms' box does not appear at any point.
    Any idea guys/gals?

    I forgot to mention I run 'Start is back' normally, but uninstalled it just in case.
    Last edited by harrybean; 19 Oct 2013 at 14:38.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    No replies.


    Please guys help, I've no idea!
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  3. #3


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


    Have you by any chance moved one or more of the systems file paths? For example have your User directory on a different drive.
    I've been reading that everything needs to be where MS expects it to be to complete the install of 8.1
    I also needed to install new graphics drivers and I disabled Windows Firewall and real time protection in Windows Defender.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Hi duckface, I haven't moved any system file paths. I will try the graphics drivers and security software items you have listed.
    Many thanks.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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