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How to Correctly Install Windows 8.1 Preview

  1. #21


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    It failed to me.

    I got the upgrade file, installed, rebooted and got the Upgrade Now thing, I clicked on it and nothing happened.

    I tried to start all over again and it wouldn't allow it. It says that the upgrade file has already been installed. If I reboot nothing happens. If I try to uninstall it, I can't find it anywhere.

    So I'm stuck in nowhere.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    It failed to me.

    I got the upgrade file, installed, rebooted and got the Upgrade Now thing, I clicked on it and nothing happened.

    I tried to start all over again and it wouldn't allow it. It says that the upgrade file has already been installed. If I reboot nothing happens. If I try to uninstall it, I can't find it anywhere.

    So I'm stuck in nowhere.
    That's why I created a separated partition, installed a fresh new Windows 8 Pro and than started the Store update.

    I hope you can resolve that !

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  3. #23


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    My download through the MS store has just been sitting there saying "Pending" for the last 30 minutes. Guess we'll try this again.
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  4. #24


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Mine failed the first time I updated from the store, I got a 0x8020002e error. I eventually rebooted and tried again and it worked. The system screen now reads Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center. Anybody else noticed that there is no WEI score now?
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  5. #25


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Mine failed the first time I updated from the store, I got a 0x8020002e error. I eventually rebooted and tried again and it worked. The system screen now reads Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center. Anybody else noticed that there is no WEI score now?
    Interesting. All traces of WEI have been removed in My Windows 8.1 Pro Preview as well. Maybe it'll be added back in the final since this is just a preview.
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  6. #26


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, so it's not just me. After having problems updating I wasn't sure if that wasn't a glitch or by design.
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  7. #27


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
    My download through the MS store has just been sitting there saying "Pending" for the last 30 minutes. Guess we'll try this again.
    That may be because of the number of people downloading all at once. I didn't time it but mine took a while.
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  8. #28


    I hope you can upgrade with the iso dont want to do a fresh install
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  9. #29


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
    I hope you can upgrade with the iso dont want to do a fresh install
    Yes, you would do the steps in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below with the ISO file to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Preview. However, since your base English (UK) language is not supported by the preview ISO, you will only have the "Keep your files" option, and will lose all apps (Store and desktop).

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html
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  10. #30


    So it looks like no 8.1 until it gets released
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