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Dell Tablet - Installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise

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    Dell Tablet - Installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Hey Everyone,

    I've recently acquired a tablet to pilot with my company. It is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2, and my issue is I'm trying to install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, but having no luck so far.

    I have the 32-bit version of Win 8 Enterprise on a USB, and when I get to the "Installing Windows 8.1 screen" it get to 35%, and then gives a popup that the "Windows 8.1 Installation Has Failed". I was trying to see if there was a real error message or log to tell me what the issue is, but I haven't been able to locate anything yet. Keep in mind, I don't even make it to the following screen:
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    Can anyone offer me any assistance please?

    Thanks in advance!
    Asif

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    Try Cleaning the HD Drive first, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    When attempting to perform the clean all command, I get the following error message:

    "Virtual Disk Service error:
    Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4orce84 View Post
    When attempting to perform the clean all command, I get the following error message:

    "Virtual Disk Service error:
    Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."
    This is a normal system reaction. It protects itself. You will need to use an external program from a USB stick - e.g. this one:

    Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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    Once I download this Partition Manager, what do I need to do / set, to get everything to work?

    Thanks for your time and help so far BTW, it is greatly appreciated.
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    You can do anything with the disk from that program. For full disk operations (as opposed to partition operations) highlight the disk in question and click on the Disk tab on the top left. From there you can wipe the disk - if that's what you want to do.
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    It is not, I just want to upgrade from the current version of Windows 8 that is installed to Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I rather do this, so I can maintain the tablet's drivers without having to go hunt them down if I did a clean install.

    If this was a desktop, it would be a no brainer to do a clean install, but as I'm testing this tablet out, I would feel more comfortable performing an upgrade install to Windows 8.1
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    You can only upgrade Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    than
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    Hmm, looking at this Microsoft Tech article made me think otherwise:
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Upgrade Paths

    Under upgrade to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.0 Pro is listed? TIA.
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    If this tablet has windows 8 Enterprise now, this may apply for upgrading to 8.1:

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...s-8-enterprise
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