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How to detect incompatibility with upgrade to 8.1?

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    win 8.0

    How to detect incompatibility with upgrade to 8.1?

    At the invitation of Microsoft store I attempted an upgrade from Win 8.0 to 8.1 on a new (2 month old) envy laptop. The upgrade demolished my system. The system was so scrambled that the only option was a rebuild from the hp supplied recovery disks. A more pressing concern is what to do when the 8.1 upgrade re-arrives. I really don't want to go through the disaster recovery scenario again. There must an incompatibility between the laptop and 8.1 and I would like to find out how to detect it (and therefore do something about it) before letting the upgrade re-apply.

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    New Zealand
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, 32-bit

    Did you run the Upgrade Assistant? - check the FAQ here:
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'. - OUC1TOO - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft Forum Moderator
    Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


    We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.

    If you are receiving this error:
    First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

    Check that you’ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you’ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

    Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1
    Error 0xC1900101 - 0x30018, Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Community

    Can't Complete Windows 8.1 Install
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