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Windows 8.1 Installation Error: 0x80070057

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    Windows 8.1 Installation Error: 0x80070057


    Windows 8.1 is now available for download, but although it may seem like anyone can get it, some users are still experiencing major problems during the downloading process.

    A number of Windows 8 adopters turned to Microsoft’s Community forums to report the 0x80070057 error that shows up when Windows 8.1 is ready to launch the installation procedure.

    “It downloads fine, then goes through the checks and goes into ‘Applying Changes’ for about 3 minutes, then it fails giving me error code 0x80070057. I tried the reboot in normal mode suggestion from another post, but it did not help,” one of the users reported.
    Windows 8.1 Installation Error: 0x80070057

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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    What a bumber, no problems with install here. . .knock on wood. . .
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    No problems here either. Is the CPU in better shape with the increased flow?
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    It is about as useful as the 0x80070652 error code that I got.

    You would think that MS would have got beyond errors codes like this which were common from IBM equipment in the 1970s when disk space etc. for proper error messages was limited.

    So wonderful is the MS STORE Gui you can't even cut n' paste the error code. You have to find a pen to write it down. Roll on Android!

    PS How much free disk space (on drive C: ) do I need to run this update?
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    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    The reason they use error codes is easy. It's their way of saying; We have no clue what the problem is. Please try the hit and miss method until you come to a solution. My error code was 0xc000005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Windows 8.1 is now available for download, but although it may seem like anyone can get it, some users are still experiencing major problems during the downloading process.

    A number of Windows 8 adopters turned to Microsoft’s Community forums to report the 0x80070057 error that shows up when Windows 8.1 is ready to launch the installation procedure.

    “It downloads fine, then goes through the checks and goes into ‘Applying Changes’ for about 3 minutes, then it fails giving me error code 0x80070057. I tried the reboot in normal mode suggestion from another post, but it did not help,” one of the users reported.
    Windows 8.1 Installation Error: 0x80070057
    I had the same problem upgrading from Win8Pro to Win 8.1 Pro. I called tech support and they did not even know Win 8.1 had been released. Not a good sign for MS.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    At east its better than the new "Something Happened" error screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    At east its better than the new "Something Happened" error screen.
    You got that right. Those developer and quality control folks in Redmond must be on to a stash of good Cambodian weed with what they've been releasing lately.

    -jeff
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    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    No problems here either. Is the CPU in better shape with the increased flow?
    Yes, and thanks for asking, albeit still a little fuzzy, that is to be expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    No problems here either. Is the CPU in better shape with the increased flow?
    Yes, and thanks for asking, albeit still a little fuzzy, that is to be expected.
    Happy for you. My dads was postponed to next week this is not his first time either.
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