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#1 Ci7

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 21:25

while trying inplace upgrade  , what give?

 

as the title say

 

i am puzzled with that bizarre error 

 

anyone encountered it?



Best Answer xendrome , 01 September 2013 - 12:53

When in doubt, wait for the official release.

 

Technically this is the same release that will be "official". The likely issue here is people have "messed" with their installs and installed language packs, 3rd party modifications, etc. And the setup is then unable to detect the proper version to allow an upgrade.

 

I have successfully upgraded 3 systems so far without any issues. Mine were Windows 8 Pro.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 21:33

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 22:23

system specs?

did you run as admin?

try in safe mode?



#4 OP Ci7

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 22:53

system specs?

did you run as admin?

try in safe mode?

i7 940

6GB

intel SSD 150GB

HD6870

 

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yes i did as admin

 

i don't suppose upgrade would work in safe mode



#5 toml_12953

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:43

Same problem here. I tried Admin mode. Now I'm going to try logging in as admin. It couldn't hurt to try!

 

Tom L

 

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#6 Pikey

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 21:21

Make sure you only have one drive installed , that might be confusing things!

 

I had to temporarily take a SD card out of my tablet first for instance ...



#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 21:27

When in doubt, wait for the official release.



#8 toml_12953

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:55

:woot:

 

I solved my problem (and yours, too, I hope!) the problem was that I was running out of space on the recovery partition. I solved it by going to the Disk Management function in Computer Management, assigning a drive letter to the recovery partition, then deleting all the folders that were for languages other than English. The Win 8.1 install then worked. Whew! After Win 8.1 installed, I removed the drive letter from the recovery partition since it's not needed for anything else.

 

Good luck to you.



#9 OP Ci7

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:40

Make sure you only have one drive installed , that might be confusing things!

 

I had to temporarily take a SD card out of my tablet first for instance ...

 

this is a desktop...

 

:woot:

 

I solved my problem (and yours, too, I hope!) the problem was that I was running out of space on the recovery partition. I solved it by going to the Disk Management function in Computer Management, assigning a drive letter to the recovery partition, then deleting all the folders that were for languages other than English. The Win 8.1 install then worked. Whew! After Win 8.1 installed, I removed the drive letter from the recovery partition since it's not needed for anything else.

 

Good luck to you.

 

perhaps worth a shoot

 

edit:

except that i don't have recovery partition

 

i have System Reserved (~ 100MB partition)



#10 xendrome

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:53   Best Answer

When in doubt, wait for the official release.

 

Technically this is the same release that will be "official". The likely issue here is people have "messed" with their installs and installed language packs, 3rd party modifications, etc. And the setup is then unable to detect the proper version to allow an upgrade.

 

I have successfully upgraded 3 systems so far without any issues. Mine were Windows 8 Pro.



#11 OP Ci7

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 13:01

Technically this is the same release that will be "official". The likely issue here is people have "messed" with their installs and installed language packs, 3rd party modifications, etc. And the setup is then unable to detect the proper version to allow an upgrade.

 

I have successfully upgraded 3 systems so far without any issues. Mine were Windows 8 Pro.

 

coming to think about it

 

8.1 preview  could messed up something when it failed in the final phase and rolled back about 2 months ago

 

i have successfully installed it in another PC

 

look like my only option is to start clean -> format   when i have some free time 

 

it must be it ,



#12 toml_12953

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 23:27

System reserved or recovery - it doesn't matter. If you assign it a letter and free up space on it, the install will go through.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:43

System reserved or recovery - it doesn't matter. If you assign it a letter and free up space on it, the install will go through.

 

i checked inside (and made sure to tick show hidden files)

 

there is only one file worth 1kb :s can't view anything but still there is only 13MB of 100MB  free space

 

 

 

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#14 rkitover

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 21:19

I got it to install using the hints in this thread and some extra work.

 

I'll go through this step by step and hopefully it will help someone.

 

1. press win+r and type diskmgmt.msc

 

2. click on your C: drive

 

3. below the list of drives there will be a partition map, the first partition will be Data or some such, listed at 100MB, right click on it and go to change drive letters and paths -> add -> now choose Y: for the drive letter

 

4. open an admin cmd prompt, in win8 you can press win+x and choose command prompt (admin), in win7 you have to create a shortcut for cmd.exe, then go to compatibility in the shortcut properties, and choose run as admin

 

5. type: Y: <enter> in the cmd window

 

6. run these commands:

 

takeown /f . /r /d y
icacls . /grant administrators:F /t

attrib -h -s -r bootmgr

 

NOTE: for the icacls command you can use your username instead of administrators, to find out your username type 'whoami'

 

7. now open explorer (win+e) go to the Y: drive under compuer, go into the Boot folder, and delete all languages other than en-US. Languages are in the form xx-XX. Make sure to shift+delete and not just delete so they don't go to the recycle bin. Empty the recycle bin afterwards just in case.

 

8. now go back to the admin command prompt, and type this command:

 

chkdsk Y: /F /X /sdcleanup /L:5000

 

this truncates the NTFS log to 5MB, it can be very very big, not leaving enough space for the install

 

at the end of the output it should tell you that you have at least 50MB of free space on the partition

 

9. proceed with the windows 8.1 installation

 

10. once booted into 8.1 and set up, you can go back into diskmgmt.msc and remove the drive letter for the boot partition

 

Good luck!



#15 OP Ci7

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:35

 

I evently resolved the issue by clean installing and deleting Boot + C partition and reinstaling Windows 

 

it work better now , and 8.1 upgrade installer doesn't have any issue as well  for all what it worth as well