windows 8.1 update 1 kb2919355


spaminator
#1
I finally got windows 8.1 update 1 kb2919355 to install. I was forced to do a clean install of windows 8.1. as a result I lost everything that was on the hard disc. I hope that I don't have to go through the same nightmare for windows 8.1 update 2.
 
Praxius
#2
Odd. Never had that problem myself. Why wouldn't it update? Any specific errors?
 
spaminator
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius View Post

Odd. Never had that problem myself. Why wouldn't it update? Any specific errors?

it went through the secondary installation process. when it got to 100%, it said something like, unable to install update, undoing changes.
Last edited by spaminator; Jul 2nd, 2014 at 07:44 AM..
 
taxslave
#4
The joys of microsoft.
 
gopher
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I've tried to install 8.1 several times and it won't work. Mebbe some day ....
 
spaminator
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

I've tried to install 8.1 several times and it won't work. Mebbe some day ....

what's even worse is if you can't install windows 8.1 you can't return the windows 8.1 installation disc.
 
Praxius
#7
Ah, I had that problem once but can't remember how I fixed it...... Booted in safe mode?? Bah it was a while ago.
 
lone wolf
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I finally got windows 8.1 update 1 kb2919355 to install. I was forced to do a clean install of windows 8.1. as a result I lost everything that was on the hard disc. I hope that I don't have to go through the same nightmare for windows 8.1 update 2.

Pretty much why I copy everything onto a stick
 
Dexter Sinister
#9
And this is why you should never use the Windows default locations in your user profile for Documents, Videos, Pictures, Music, etc., if the OS goes south and you have to reinstall it on a clean drive, you lose everything. Every Windows system should have at least a C: drive and a D: drive, C: for the OS and all the other stuff Windows and installation routines insist on putting in your user profile despite what you may tell them about where to install things, and D: for everything else. As a minimum, I set up my systems that way, install only Windows on C:, all application software is installed in D:\Apps, and all my personal files go into D:\Personal. And if you have more than one drive, even better, set that up as E: and put all your documents, pictures, etc. on that one.

First rule: keep the system, the applications, and the users, isolated from each other. Windows doesn't really let you do that, some programs don't offer the option about where to install them and will go into C:\Program Files or C:\Programs or something similar, depending on what version of Windows you're using, and there'll always be something that ends up in your or the system default user profile, but with a little care and attention you can do about 80% of it. Second rule: never accept defaults inconsistent with the first rule, keep control as much as you can over where things go.
 

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