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Repair Install Windows 8


awong

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Repair fail

Hi Brink,
The reason I want to do non-destructive Win 8.1 is in my system properties in system restore, I encounter "could not create the scheduled task for the following reason: Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error. (0x80071A91)" . This includes unable to install any windows update. I really want to do a non destructive install.

If I could not do a non-destructive repair, what is your advice: should I do a refresh or clean install based on what I described above. My Windows disc is a Windows 8 OEM which was later updated to Windows 8.1. Do I use the disc to perform a refresh/clean install

regards,
Andrew
 

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awong

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Repair fail

Hi Brink,
One more thing... is there any thing I can try to succeed in non-destructive windows 8 install despite a failed install on the window components causing windows to revert to my original Windows?

thanks
Andrew
 

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Brink

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

awong

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Thanks Brink.
Awesome article you have written.

Considering the error I have i.e. "could not create the scheduled task for the following reason: Transaction support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error. (0x80071A91)" in system restore and then trying to fix it with DISM and deleting CLFS logs to no avail - Do you recommend I just go for a clean install?

I highly suspect the above error caused the failure of the non destructive install.

many thanks,
Andrew
 

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Brink

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A clean install would give you the best results. Just be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Jscags

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Help?

I am try to repair my windows 8.1 OS with the my Windows 8.1 DVD. I get the following error after clicking on setup

"configuration sets are only supported when windows installation is started from windows pe"

Can anyone help me?

Thanks!
 

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Brink

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Hello Jscags, :)

Is this a retail copy Windows 8.1 DVD?

This won't work if it's an OEM factory recovery type installation media.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Brink

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Brink

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You're most welcome.
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

UnderPL

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Hi, I know this is a large thread but I need some clarifications. I have a lenovo y50 that came with a 64bit english windows 8 edition installed and I've upgraded to windows 8.1. Disk Management shows a 260 MB "EFI system partition". So I followed http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html and made with the media creation tool a windows 8.1 english ISO file. I then made a bootable UEFI usb flash drive with rufus (http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html) . So now if I understood correctly I have to plug the usb flash drive, run setup, install the updates and then since I have windows 8.1 and a windows 8 key I need to enter the generic key you provided, (FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3). Afterward, check the option to keep my personal files, install w8, choose express settings, sign in, clean up some files and then replace the generic key to my personal key (which I believe I can retrieve with ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server)

Is that correct?

Thanks



 

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KYHI

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the new windows 8.1 setup media will read the embedded window 8 product and activate windows 8.1

no need to enter any key
 

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    Dell XPS 8700
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    24 GB

pilot

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Hi, I am running into issues at the very beginning of this repair install process. I ran sfc /scannow in elevated command prompt and it cannot fix some errors, and the DISM check will not work either so I know there are some serious errors with the OS. My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I updated it to 8.1 from the Windows Store. I do not have the Media Center thing installed. I downloaded a Windows 8.1 ISO from Microsoft and saved it in a New Folder on my desktop. I mounted the ISO and double clicked setup. It gets to "Checking your PC and hangs at 85%. I have tried multiple times and it hangs there for hours. The Windows 8.1 Setup is using 0% CPU in Task Manager as well as Windows Installer. The disk is also showing 0% so it appears to me nothing is happening. Any ideas what could be causing this? No antivirus is running, Windows Firewall is disabled, all non-essential/ non-Microsoft services are disabled. There is no malware detected on the system. I don't know what to try next.
 

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    Windows 8.1
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    Laptop
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    Asus X551MA
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    Intel dual core
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    4 GB
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    Intel integrated
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Brink

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Hello Pilot, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In this case, you may need to refresh Windows instead. :(

If you haven't already, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue may be able to sort it to avoid a refresh.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

pilot

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I re-downloaded the 8.1 ISO and ran it. This time it acted differently. It said Windows updates were already installed, but it would have to restart the setup. It restarted and this time I only saw the "Checking your PC" function for a split second then it moved onto "Making sure you are ready to install" (It skipped steps 10-14). It hung up here this time and all processes dropped to 0%. I analyzed the wait chain for the setup process and it was waiting for another process that I didn't write down, but it had something to do with compatibility I think. So I ended that process but then the setup couldn't continue. So I started it again (without restarting my computer) and this time it made it past that screen. So the compatibility portion must have worked because it detected a problem with my Brother printer software suite and asked me to uninstall it. I did that, it wanted me to restart to complete the uninstall but I didn't do that so the setup could continue. It continued and auto selected keep my user files and such so I selected install (FYI this is step 15) and now it is in the process of doing the repair install. I guess the moral of the story is, similar to an earlier post on pages 18 through 20 by highstream, keep trying. I will post with the results of the install.
 
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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus X551MA
    CPU
    Intel dual core
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    HGST 500 GB
    Browser
    Chrome

Brink

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Good news so far.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

pilot

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It took almost 2 hours (slow computer anyways) but it finally installed. So far it seems to have been successful. I don't have time to check every program but Microsoft Office apps are working, internet is fine. Everything appears to still be installed. My copy and paste functions are working again! Thanks a lot for this guide, it should be #1 on a google search for people looking to repair install their Windows 8 OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus X551MA
    CPU
    Intel dual core
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    HGST 500 GB
    Browser
    Chrome

Brink

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Great news. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Bobshaw

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Hey
I wish to reinstall windows after having this issue: Keyboards not typing anything - problem with computer? - Computers - Systems

I'm just wondering if this would fix my problem as i think its to do with the OS and also if it's possible i could lose all files by any unlucky chance or screw up and break my computer?

Also is this the same as refreshing or reinstall windows just without losing everything?

Thanks
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit