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Windows 8.1 upgrade problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 upgrade problem

    I have a fresh install of windows 8 on a new SSD Drive with nothing installed but the windows updates, all 99 of them!!

    When i try to upgrade to Windows 8.1 it down loads and starts installing but always sticks at 82%. I have reformatted and ran updates but the same issue occurs when installing the 8.1 upgrade.

    Any help and advice would be much appreciated

    Many thanks in anticipation

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  2. #2

    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    I think my upgrade was stuck at the same point too. My problem was a wrong driver was installed (wi-fi adapter), I uninstalled it (I may have disabled the adapter in the device manager too just to be sure) and it went like a charm. At this step in the installation process I think it's likely to be a hardware that isn't recognized correctly/incompatible or a driver problem.

    Here's what I'd recommend :
    * Update windows 8 with the all latest patches available in Windows Update.
    * Disconnect any external hardware that's not needed like external HDD, printer, scanner, etc...
    * Uninstall any 3rd party anti-virus. Anything else that can mess up the system, you should uninstall.
    * Check control panel > device manager. If any device has a yellow question mark, it means there's a problem.
    * If the upgrade still doesn't work, I'd try uninstalling any non-intel/microsoft drivers
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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