Use this tag for questions regarding the upgrade path to Windows 8.1 from an earlier version of Windows.

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Failure to start windows 8.1 update on windows 8 pro x64 Acer 5512AWLMi laptop

I'm trying to update to windows 8.1 from windows 8 pro x64 version on Acer 5512AWLMi laptop. Clicking on a large 'free windows 8.1 update' tile in Windows Store results in no action, though the tile ...
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Can't switch from local to microsoft account after an upgrade to windows 8.1

I recently upgraded my Mum's pc from Windows 8 to 8.1, prior to the upgrade she was logging in with a local account. Now that I've upgraded her to 8.1 we're trying to link to her microsoft account. I ...
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Could not install Windows 8.1 Update

Okay. So the problem is, when I click Windows Store and click the "Download" button on the Windows 8.1 page, it displayed the Install page and said "Your apps were installed" and I did not ever see ...
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Windows Phone 8 Device cannot see IIS on connected laptop

I have the same issue as explained here. Except that I am even not able to use my windows phone 8.1 emulator to connect to IIS hosted WCF services which is residing on HOST machine. My host machine ...
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Ping/Access Host Machine FROM Hyper-V VM

Same question has been posted in Stackoverflow.com [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24050630/ping-access-host-machine-from-hyper-v-vm] and based on the suggestion I also post the question here with ...
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Is it possible to re-create the Windows 8.1 install image after the upgrade

I have downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 upgrade from the Windows store. The hardware was a 64-bit Toshiba P50 laptop. I need to upgrade a second P50 and wish to do so without another 3.6Gb ...
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Looking up Multi value items in a Macro

I have set up a multi value filed and used to drop-down list to enter values. Basically, I am using the Multiple values a lookup table. However, there does not seem to be a easy/any way to reference ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
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windows upgradation from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1

My windows is not being upgraded from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1.It gives an error,"Sorry,this update isn't available for you pc or you might be running an edition of windows that does not support ...
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Transition from skydrive to onedrive. Can I get my pictures back?

I was having problems with my windows 8.1 laptop. I knew I was going to have to restore. Sent my pictures to skydrive. Now I have onedrive. The picture folders are there and labeled correctly, but are ...
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8.1u1 RDP “The logon attempt failed”

I am unable to connect to a new install of windows 8.1 update. I've enabled Remote access, and checked the firewall and those items look fine. I've also started a virtual machine (win7) on the win ...
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Windows 8.1 metro apps load very slowly

My PC has Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit, 2 GB RAM and intel Core i3 processor. The metro apps take very long to load and when I minimize and maximize them they again start from splash screen. I have tried the ...
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How to get windows 8 upgraded to 8.1 restore factory settings set to 8.1

I have upgraded to Windows 8.1. And recently due to some issue i did restore to factory settings, and it restored to Windows 8. Again i had to download 3-4 GB and upgrade to 8.1. Are there any ...
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I cant see my programs icons on the bar?

I just got new windows 8.1 Update yesterday. But now, i cant see programs little icons on task bar ? Could anyone tell me whats wrong with my OS. Thank you. All about metro apps (screenshot) : ...
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Driver compatibality issues in windows 8.1

I just want know whether Drivers are not yet designed to work with windows 8.1??? I'm having a Dell inspiron 3521 whereas finding very difficult to install drivers (AMD/ USB 3.0 host ...
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Wireless does not work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo g700 to Windows 8.1. After this, I cannot connect to my router via wireless (WPA2). Via a cable goes fine, and I can also connect to my mobile when set up as hotspot. ...
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Favorites from Windows 7 disappeared in windows 8.1 installation

Installed windows 8.1 over windows 7, where are my favorites from windows 7?
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ASPIRE R7 caps lock notification?

Just updated to 8.1 and the caps lock notification that I greatly appreciated is not appearing like it did before. Is there a caps lock notification?
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Install RTM Windows 8.1 with OEM Windows 8.0 license key?

I have this HP 655 with Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I want to install the Windows 8.1 mini upgrade. But it's not showing up in Store. I can see updates for various apps, but not what I'm looking for. ...
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Windows 8.1 sometimes fails to start

Since I upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1, I noticed some strange behavior: Whenever I try to start it or resume (after hibernate), I can not do it at the first time. I see the black screen ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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Hibernation and sleep fails after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I experience exactly the same problem described in another post: my Samsung Ativ Pro PC regularly fails to hibernate and sometimes even sleep after upgrading to Win 8.1. The answer in the earlier post ...
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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to upgrade MigHost.exe Error: WdsInitialize failed to initialize

I am currently running Windows 8 and get the following error message around 70 - 73% after the gathering info stage of upgrading to 8.1. I have no applications running and have tried several reboots. ...
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ASUS S400C Ultrabook - fn-f9 no longer functions (suspect Windows 8.1 compatibility issue)

The fn (function) f9 button no longer operates since downloading Windows 8.1 upgrade. Please advise as to whether there is a patch or fix download for this yet officially from ASUS?
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Websites not loading correctly since Windows 8.1 upgrade

I finally upgraded my work PC to Window's 8.1 Pro on Monday (from 8 Pro), but since then I have been having problems with websites not loading correctly. This issue is occurring in both Firefox 27.0.1 ...
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BitLocker Drive Encryption Disappeared after Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade [duplicate]

In view of the fact that I have new information about this problem, I have requested that the moderators remove this post, and have made a fresh new one. The new question can be found here. Prior to ...
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ASUS K55A - Black Screen, Boot issue after Windows 8.1 upgrade

This is how it goes. Got a Laptop Windows 8.1 upgrade prompt. Clicked YES. Then laptop took long to download the upgrade. After a day, I assumed the upgrade was through as Laptop had rebooted. I ...
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Windows 8.1 Store Tile does not display update count

After upgrading one of my laptops with preinstalled Windows 8 to 8.1 in November 2013, I detected that the Store tile on the Start screen has never displayed update count. I do not have a lot of ...
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Upgrading windows 8.1 to 8.1 pro using pro pack with media center

I am unable to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 8.1 pro using pro pack with media center. when i enter the key i get a message "This key won't work, Check it and try again, or try a different key". ...
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Face2Face C8.0 (Rev.3.0) Webcam used by Another application

Well this is frustrating, I don't know if the problem is with the software or hardware but I'm facing it with Iball WebCam Face2Face C8.0 (Rev.3.0), was using it on windows 7, With skype and even with ...
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Automatic repair for Windows 8.1 run on a dell system XPS could not repair the installation

I am getting the error message: Invalid signature detected. After trying to restore it, it still did not work and I don't want to format my system because of my files. I ran restore, it did not ...
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Legitimate Windows 8

I have been trying to get the update to install windows 8.1 on my sistem without luck. While searching I realized my Windows 8 is pirated. I tried to contact the computer shop who installed it but ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck on security setup

I have a new laptop Lenovo with already Windows 8 installed. I have made the upgrade to Windows 8.1 After the upgrade was complete, i have made some basic configurations and then i arrived at the ...
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Can't find Windows 8.1 in store after KB 2871389 install and wsreset.exe

I'm running Windows 8 on a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 inch nontouch. I can't find Windows 8.1 update even after the recommended update install and running wsreset.exe. I even ran the Windows 8.1 ...
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Windows 8.1 third party apps under authenticated proxy

I just installed Windows 8.1 on my PC whose network access is through authenticated proxy, I set up the proxy details, and also filled my username and password in IE. Microsoft pre-insatlled apps are ...
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Toshiba P55-A5312 makes screeching noise when entering sleep mode [duplicate]

I bought a Toshiba P55-A5312 from Best Buy around Thanksgiving and upgraded to Windows 8.1. I also downloaded the updated drivers from Toshiba for 8.1. Ever since the upgrade, I have an intermittent ...
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I updated to Windows 8.1 and now I dont have security tools

I just updated from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and in order to do that I had to remove my security tools that came pre installed on my HP Windows 8 laptop. Now, with the update, I do not have my ...
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Windows 8 update error

When trying to update my computer to Windows 8.1 I get a message saying it couldn't update, so it restored the previous version and it gave this code 0x800706BA - 0x20003. I am very computer ...
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Upgrading virtual box Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

I am trying to upgrade my virtual box Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 but am getting the following message. "Your pc doesn't have enough space to install windows 8.1. Make more space available on your drive ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly shuts self down

I have a 2011 iMac, and was having no problems using Bootcamp to dual boot the 8.1 dev preview and OSX. However after doing the update in the Windows Store to the release 8.1 version (after making ...
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lenovo yoga win 8.1 no sound win32 desktop apps browser sound works

ever since upgrading to windows 81. on my Yoga 13". I have a very strange problem.There is no sound from any of the native applications eg Windows media player, VLC player etc. If i play the same ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 upgrade gives the error 0x80070057

I'm running Windows 8 and attempting to install Windows 8.1 via the app store. I attempted this several times and each time I get a message that the install failed with error message 0x80070057. ...
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Moving/copying to Windows 8 Storage Spaces parity pool, slows to a halt every time after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently set up Windows 8 with an external (USB) storage space parity pool (4 drives, varying sizes 1.5&2TB drives). I managed to move about 3TB to this pool without a hitch, then the Windows ...
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How to make my computer forget the key for my Windows 8.1 upgrade?

I have a W7pro machine. Bought a W8.1 upgrade. (Yes, I have good reasons to do so, don't flame me on that one.) Turned out it wouldn't keep my software installed. I didn't want to reinstall ...
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Can I do an offline upgrade to Windows 8.1?

The place I work have recently bought 60 Lenovo Windows 8 Tablets as a trial for a BYOD setup. The only thing they will have access to is our guest wireless and the internet, authenticated through a ...
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How do I stop windows 8.1 from freezing when the screen locks

This happens to me on a regular basis if I leave the computer for upwards of 10 minutes. It didnt do so at first but started after a couple of days. This is possibly related to further windows ...
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Windows 8 and 8.1 store stopped working

My Windows 8 store stopped working. It works in other accounts but no in mine. I tried using WReset or Windows 8 apps fixer tool from Microsoft, but nothing fixed the issue. I tried everything ...
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Windows 8.1 Enteprise update from 8.0 fails with no error

I'm trying to update a Windows 8.0 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise with no success. The setup starts, shows a Windows log for a short time, shows a really quick progress (98%) and then fails ...
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Windows 8.1 Upgrade fails with error code 0x80070652

Environment I have a Thinkpad T530 running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 from a MBR-partitioned disk, with GRUB being the installed boot loader. More (may be too much) details about my setup: I ...