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Cannot upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

  1. #1


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Cannot upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8


    Hello Everyone,
    So I have a Windows 8 Pro Product key and I am currently running Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit. Last week I tried upgrading to Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit and everything went fine including the activation. The issue is when I go to install updates I can install one at a time and I will see the Update manager pull the one update down I selected and install then require me to reboot. The issue is when I reboot it will try to install all 119 updates even though I seen it only install one and of course it fails and has to revert changes. I have tried to install different updates but anytime I have to reboot the result is the same. I am just trying to get enough updates installed so I can upgrade to Windows 8.1 but I am having little luck. Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Grier,

    If you like, you could use OPTION FOUR below to also upgrade to Windows 8.1 using a mounted 8.1 ISO file. All details in the link below.

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Brink,
    Hey man I appreciate it, will give this a shot when I get home and will let you know how my progress went. Thanks again.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Brink,
    Just wanted to let you know it worked like a charm, thanks for all your help as always/
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. I'm glad it could help.
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Cannot upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8
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