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#1 JJJohan

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 18:21

Hey guys, found a fix by doing some experimentation with windows tools built into windows 8 to get the Windows 8.1 Preview update file to install.

 

Previously I was getting an "This update is not applicable" error and have posted a short and simple guide below on how overcome this problem. I am now successfully downloading the preview.

 

Download the update file from the Windows 8.1 preview site

http://windows.micro...ownload-preview

 

1. Place and rename the MSU file in an easily accessible place, e.g. C:\8preview\preview.msu
2. open command prompt in administrator mode.
3. Type: Expand –F:* c:\8preview\preview.msu C:\8preview\
4. Type: DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\Windows8-RT-KB2849636-x64.cab
 
For some clarification, as this is my first post on the forum some people may be suspicious. Please see the Microsoft help article where I posted the same answer, and people replying that it worked for them!
 



#2 Robbie Ride

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 18:41

 

Hey guys, found a fix by doing some experimentation with windows tools built into windows 8 to get the Windows 8.1 Preview update file to install.

 

Previously I was getting an "This update is not applicable" error and have posted a short and simple guide below on how overcome this problem. I am now successfully downloading the preview.

 

Download the update file from the Windows 8.1 preview site

http://windows.micro...ownload-preview

 

1. Place and rename the MSU file in an easily accessible place, e.g. C:\8preview\preview.msu
2. open command prompt in administrator mode.
3. Type: Expand –F:* c:\8preview\preview.msu C:\8preview\
4. Type: DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\Windows8-RT-KB2849636-x64.cab
 
For some clarification, as this is my first post on the forum some people may be suspicious. Please see the Microsoft help article where I posted the same answer, and people replying that it worked for them!
 

 

Yes, this method does work, I've added it to my post http://www.neowin.ne...e-update/page-2

 

those on x86 should change the string to Windows8-RT-KB2849636-x86.cab



#3 thekim

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 19:06

thanks a lot! Seems it works now :)



#4 Shaun N.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 20:45

Great! thanks



#5 Robbie Ride

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 20:54

Check this http://www.neowin.ne...e-update/page-4



#6 Shaun N.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:33

Ah, I'm using Enterprise edition and there is no update showing :/



#7 Marco Marinho

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:19

I get this error:

 

C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\Windo

ws8-RT-KB2849636-x86.cab
 
Tool Servicing and Management Deployment Image
Version: 6.2.9200.16384
 
Version of Image: 6.2.9200.16384
 
Processing 1 of 1 - Erro - Package_for_KB2849636 Erro: 0x800703f1
 
Erro: 1009
 
The database configuration registry is corrupted.
 
The archive of log of DISM can be located in C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
 
#Translated#
 
 
Anyone know what is this problem?


#8 TPreston

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  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:33

Not working here on a surface rt it just gave garbled text in the store and said windows 8.1 preview isnt available right now please try again.

you can uninstall it as usual in control panel\programs



#9 mantenner

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 13:10

 

I get this error:

 

C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\Windo

ws8-RT-KB2849636-x86.cab
 
Tool Servicing and Management Deployment Image
Version: 6.2.9200.16384
 
Version of Image: 6.2.9200.16384
 
Processing 1 of 1 - Erro - Package_for_KB2849636 Erro: 0x800703f1
 
Erro: 1009
 
The database configuration registry is corrupted.
 
The archive of log of DISM can be located in C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
 
#Translated#
 
 
Anyone know what is this problem?

 

Hey man i had the same problem. If you are on an RT device simply type in this code: DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\Windows8-RT-KB2849636-arm.cab

 

The problem is that you were entering in the wrong file name, i was doing the same thing as well lol, took me a good 20 minutes to figure it out, works great now btw. That is for step 2 btw.





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