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How to Update to Windows 8.1 Update on April 8th 2014

  1. #421


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Out of curiosity, did you extensively tweak Windows 8/8.1 to look and feel like 7?

    I ask because I suspect a lot of users who radically tweaked 8 are now running into problems with this new update. And I read one post here where the user had to undo some reg edits and re-enable some services to include re-enabling UAC to get the update to install. The UAC thing sounds a bit weird but...

    Anyway did you do any Win 8 tweaks?

    Thanks.
    No, I did not do any tweaks at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Well as I stated before, I have the OEM 8.1 which has the key embedded in the BIOS. Not a good idea !
    Anyway the only media available is on a USB drive to do a refresh of the system. There are no disk's to buy or ISO's to download with this key.

    The only thing I can do is buy a retail copy of Win 8.1 and do a clean install. I have looked into this for a few days now and it is the only option.

    Also, if you look on the MS site for the same update problem, I don't think all of them are going to want to hear anyone say they have to do a clean install just to install a broken Ms update.

    Look here to see what I mean : Windows - Microsoft Community
    I do believe doing a Reset instead of a Refresh will get you a clean install. In your case it will be a reset to factory condition, so backup all your data to external media if you decide to do it. How big is your recovery thumb drive? I ask because, to make it as functional as possible you need to check the option to "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive". That will require a large thumb drive. It was 16GB for my ASUS laptop.
    My recovery drive is 32 GB. I did put the recovery media on it when I first got the machine, should I delete this ?
    How do I do the reset ? Will I loose all the installed programs also ?
    In my specs. you will see I have a Lenovo z710 which is about 3 months old. Is it possible the OS installation was corrupt to begin with ?

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  2. #422


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    Reset Windows 8

    Resetting your Windows 8 PC works like this:


    • The PC boots into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE).
    • Windows RE erases and formats only the hard drive partition on which Windows 8 and your personal data (user folders) reside.
    • Windows RE installs a fresh copy of Windows 8.
    • The PC restarts into the newly installed copy of Windows 8.


    Yes, you will lose programs you installed. Backup your data (pictures, documents, music,etc) to external media before hand too.

    I wouldn't erase your recovery drive. Having the recovery partition copied to it is a good thing. If your PC won't boot into Windows having the factory system image on the actual recovery drive may save you.
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  3. #423


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Reset Windows 8

    Resetting your Windows 8 PC works like this:


    • The PC boots into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE).
    • Windows RE erases and formats only the hard drive partition on which Windows 8 and your personal data (user folders) reside.
    • Windows RE installs a fresh copy of Windows 8.
    • The PC restarts into the newly installed copy of Windows 8.


    Yes, you will lose programs you installed. Backup your data (pictures, documents, music,etc) to external media before hand too.

    I wouldn't erase your recovery drive. Having the recovery partition copied to it is a good thing. If your PC won't boot into Windows having the factory system image on the actual recovery drive may save you.
    I read thru the link for reset.
    I have three questions;

    Is it possible the OS installation was corrupt to begin with ? If yes, then the recovery drive I made will also be corrupt ?

    Is the embedded OEM key going to work for this, when it calls for the key to be entered ?
    Last edited by COMPUTIAC; 14 Apr 2014 at 08:48.
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  4. #424


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    My recovery drive is 32 GB. I did put the recovery media on it when I first got the machine, should I delete this ?

    How do I do the reset ? Will I loose all the installed programs also ?
    In my specs. you will see I have a Lenovo z710 which is about 3 months old. Is it possible the OS installation was corrupt to begin with ?
    Computiac, when I first did the "update" from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, things were just not right, so I decided to use the recovery disks I had created when I first got the computer. Things went from bad to worse; I first tried the recovery disks to no avail, then the recovery partition on my computer. Nothing worked! By that time, all that was left was a clean install, which failed too. My HP 500-056 had royally crashed and burned. I was forced to send it back to HP for repair. When I got it back, I had to call support because the repair was only partially finished, but that's another story and has nothing to do with this. After my computer was working correctly, the second time I "updated", it worked like a charm, and the April 8 update did the same.

    I'm telling you this, to let you know that the final conclusion to your dilemma (if nothing else works) is to send the computer back to Lenovo (at three months old it should still be in warranty) and let them repair it. When this is done, though, be advised that you "should" get the computer back in the same condition as you bought it. That is, with Windows 8.1 installed in factory condition. If they're like HP, they won't update Windows 8.1 to what was released on April 8, which they should in this instance.

    At this point in time, you've spent far too much time on an issue that seems to be unsolvable; even if it is, Lenovo should be told about the problems you're having. Ultimately, in my not so humble opinion, it's their responsibility to get you going in the right direction.

    BTW, I don't think your factory installation is corrupt (although it may be now) and you shouldn't erase your recovery drive.
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  5. #425


    There seems to be many different reason for Update 1 not installing properly. I have a desktop and a laptop which installed very easily - then the other desktop had problems, which took 3 days to get a fix. Hang in there and check in here and in MS Community from time to time, lots of solutions suggested in there - one might be yours.
    KB2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update) Fails (800f0092 and - Microsoft Community

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failing to Install with errors 80070020, 80073712 - Microsoft Community
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  6. #426


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    My recovery drive is 32 GB. I did put the recovery media on it when I first got the machine, should I delete this ?

    How do I do the reset ? Will I loose all the installed programs also ?
    In my specs. you will see I have a Lenovo z710 which is about 3 months old. Is it possible the OS installation was corrupt to begin with ?
    Computiac, when I first did the "update" from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, things were just not right, so I decided to use the recovery disks I had created when I first got the computer. Things went from bad to worse; I first tried the recovery disks to no avail, then the recovery partition on my computer. Nothing worked! By that time, all that was left was a clean install, which failed too. My HP 500-056 had royally crashed and burned. I was forced to send it back to HP for repair. When I got it back, I had to call support because the repair was only partially finished, but that's another story and has nothing to do with this. After my computer was working correctly, the second time I "updated", it worked like a charm, and the April 8 update did the same.

    I'm telling you this, to let you know that the final conclusion to your dilemma (if nothing else works) is to send the computer back to Lenovo (at three months old it should still be in warranty) and let them repair it. When this is done, though, be advised that you "should" get the computer back in the same condition as you bought it. That is, with Windows 8.1 installed in factory condition. If they're like HP, they won't update Windows 8.1 to what was released on April 8, which they should in this instance.

    At this point in time, you've spent far too much time on an issue that seems to be unsolvable; even if it is, Lenovo should be told about the problems you're having. Ultimately, in my not so humble opinion, it's their responsibility to get you going in the right direction.

    BTW, I don't think your factory installation is corrupt (although it may be now) and you shouldn't erase your recovery drive.
    What an adventure you had with your HP.
    As a last resort, I could post the update problem on the Lenovo site first to see what kind of response I get, problem there is a post is not always answered by a Lenovo employee. I'm willing to try the reset but would like to know if it will accept the OEM key first. If it won't, I don't know if I can safely stop the reset without any further damage to the OS.

    I think this is ridiculous to have to go thru all this just to install one update which MS should correct instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    There seems to be many different reason for Update 1 not installing properly. I have a desktop and a laptop which installed very easily - then the other desktop had problems, which took 3 days to get a fix. Hang in there and check in here and in MS Community from time to time, lots of solutions suggested in there - one might be yours.
    KB2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update) Fails (800f0092 and - Microsoft Community

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failing to Install with errors 80070020, 80073712 - Microsoft Community
    I have been watching the MS site since day one of this update and have tried many, many fixes, none worked.
    I just tried this one : Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) - error 80070003 - Microsoft Community

    My results are this :
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  7. #427


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    Bob, I wish I had something to add but it seems you have tried everything. I agree with Wynona, it's three months old send it back
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  8. #428


    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Bob, I wish I had something to add but it seems you have tried everything. I agree with Wynona, it's three months old send it back
    Thank's Doug, I posted the problem on Lenovo's site to see what they come up with. If nothing good comes out of it then I guess I will have to bite the bullet and send it in for warranty work.
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  9. #429


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    I'm willing to try the reset but would like to know if it will accept the OEM key first. If it won't, I don't know if I can safely stop the reset without any further damage to the OS.
    The OEM key is embedded in your BIOS, which means that no matter how you get back to factory condition, it will use the existing key. F'r instance, say you have a DVD (I realize you don't) that has Windows 8/8.1/64 bit/32 bit5/Core/Pro on it. . .

    When you start the installation process from such a DVD (ain't never heard of one like dat; just an example) depending on the Product Key embedded in your BIOS/UEFI, the correct version will be installed and you don't have to type in the key.

    In other words, insert the DVD into your drive, start the installation process and Windows will take care of the rest. Doing a Reset works the exact same way. Click on Reset and Windows "should" take care of the rest; that is if your many attempts at upgrade haven't borked your system to the extent that even Reset won't work.

    <StarFeret has her fingers, legs, toes and bushy-tail hair all crossed for you.>

    Oh, and one more thing, although I've read it several times . . . back up all your data before you start to Reset.
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  10. #430


    [QUOTE=COMPUTIAC;370205][QUOTE=Wynona;370195]
    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    .................
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    There seems to be many different reason for Update 1 not installing properly. I have a desktop and a laptop which installed very easily - then the other desktop had problems, which took 3 days to get a fix. Hang in there and check in here and in MS Community from time to time, lots of solutions suggested in there - one might be yours.
    KB2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update) Fails (800f0092 and - Microsoft Community

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failing to Install with errors 80070020, 80073712 - Microsoft Community
    I have been watching the MS site since day one of this update and have tried many, many fixes, none worked.
    I just tried this one : Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) - error 80070003 - Microsoft Community

    My results are this :


    I have same results with DISM - but SFC Scannow indicates no corruption and everything is working ok. I haven't found a fix for that yet, but most say don't worry about it as long as SFC is working. I think part of it is Microsoft's fault for rushing 8.1 and Update 1 out too fast, not necessarily users or computers. Really feel for you, sorry you're having so much trouble sorting it out.
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