Cant upgrade to Windows 8.1

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  1. 3bbb7
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    I am running a legitimate copy of windows 8 and I can't upgrade. I installed the latest update that I was supposed to so the windows 8.1 upgrade showed up in the store, everything worked fine until I hit download

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    what is wrong?
     
  2. calmwaters

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    It sucks, that's what's wrong. No seriously, you should take it to Best Buy and complain to them: I'm not sure there are people on here who can help, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Yeah, don't post if you don't know what you're talking about, thanks :rolleyes:

    As for your problem, is the issue with downloading the update or installing after it downloads? If it's a problem with downloading, it's most likely just a server error (as IIRC it only just officially released like...today/yesterday or something so the servers may be getting bombarded).
     
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    Right after i hit download it waits (does the downloading processing dots at the top) for about 30 seconds then i get that message
     
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    Sounds like a server issue then. Try waiting a couple hours, see if it works then.
     
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    There's been a quite a lot of failed Win8.1 upgrades. I had an old 8.0 VM I tried upgrading this morning...it failed as well (not that it mattered, I've had 8.1 in another VM for weeks). A lot of people commented on a news website I frequent saying they're having similar issues.

    Was there an error number anywhere on the screen?
     
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    there was no error number
     
  8. Lacius

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    It's probably a server problem. I would suggest you wait until later to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and/or restart your computer before trying again.
     
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    Give it another try, it was probably a server issue. I started my upgrades about 2 hours after your post, and it worked fine on 3 PCs.