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Failed to upgrade to Windows 8.1

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    Failed to upgrade to Windows 8.1


    Hello,

    I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 PRO. Though, every time I try to install it, it reaches around 82% and then it stops to give an error code. 0x8007004 I think...

    Anyway, I've done some researching and apparently the update does not work unless the user directory is not in its default location.

    It's true for my setup. I run both an SSD and HDD, and I moved the user directory to the HDD using a Symbolic Link. That way to trick the system that it still is at C:\ Drive, but is actually writing the data at D:\ Drive.

    Anyway, what are the steps I can take so that I can install Windows 8.1? There are a few features I want to use that are in that update, but this has prevented me from doing so for a while now. I would prefer to keep it setup this way because I don't want to harm my SSD and keep it in tip top shape.

    Please and thank you in advance.

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    *bump*
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    You need to move the user directory back to the boot drive. No other way, sorry.
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    Is there a way I can disable that symbolic link so that I can upgrade to Windows 8.1? Deleting it manually deletes all files the link is pointing to. And then I want to also revert it back to the way I had it.



    Thanks in advance.
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Failed to upgrade to Windows 8.1
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