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Some updates were not installed

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I paid $40 to Microsoft for the upgrade to 8 in October of 2012 and later the 8.1 upgrade was free. I used these instructions to get the ISO using that key: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    I'm sorry you are getting nowhere with Lenovo. I thought they had better customer service than that.

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  2. #22


    Yes, having the retail key's makes all the difference.

    I could use the USB recovery I made when I got the machine but, it will still put all the junk back in. Plus it will also put in the six partitions both shown and hidden.

    A clean install will give me only two partitions and no junk.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I wonder if one of the generic keys would work for the install and the OEM key for the activation.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by taliesinangelus View Post
    I wonder if one of the generic keys would work for the install and the OEM key for the activation.
    This I'm not sure of.
    Not even sure my plan will work either as no one can or will verify anything.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Desktop worked the same way with repair install. Took a long time even on an SSD but worked. I have seen where folks have noted that they installed with a generic key then used their OEM - might be worth a try?
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taliesinangelus View Post
    I wonder if one of the generic keys would work for the install and the OEM key for the activation.
    This I'm not sure of.
    Not even sure my plan will work either as no one can or will verify anything.
    Have you tried disabling your AV program temporarily and do the update? I have resolved my problem just doing that.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taliesinangelus View Post
    I wonder if one of the generic keys would work for the install and the OEM key for the activation.
    This I'm not sure of.
    Not even sure my plan will work either as no one can or will verify anything.
    Have you tried disabling your AV program temporarily and do the update? I have resolved my problem just doing that.
    Thank's for the idea. Unfortunately it did not work, gave me error 80073712 again.

    I'm not the only one with this problem. If you enter the error code on MS site, it is flooded with the same problem and more.
    Windows - Microsoft Community

    I will have to read thru the list to see if there has been anyone who found a way to fix this.
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