Not what I was hoping for, but thanks @Brink.
I just can't understand why this kind of thing can't be fixed without wiping the hard drive with a clean install. I do not expect it to be easy, but not everyone is afraid of hard (as I have demonstrated by pursuing this for 3+ months ;) ).
Have you found a solution to your problem? I am having a very similar experience, including possibly the underlying permission issue. I am loath to try your msoobe (Shift + F10 when the error message appeared) option, since it caused so many problems for you. Can you give us an...
Thank you for the tutorial. I downloaded the ISO file from microsoft (Download Windows 8.1 Disc Image (ISO File)) and followed your instructions, but after an hour my install fails between your steps 16 and 17.
At failure, I get a white pop-up window with the words:
Is there any update on this error? It's still an issue 7 years later and the solutions posted by Nuccii don't seem to help me.
I'm running Windows 8.1. I can't upgrade to Windows 10, because I do work using 3rd party programs that don't play well with 10. Restore is NOT an option, because...