I tried to upgrade the system from Windows 8 to 8.1. After downloading the file, it rebooted and beeped 5 times then hung. I restarted the machine and it booted displaying a message "restoring former version of Windows" and finally informed that the upgrade was unsuccessful with an error code of:
Same here on a XPS 8500. It looks like we are not alone: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymagid/2013/10/17/windows-8-1-upgrade-not-working-after-3-attempts-o...
Still searching for a solution myself...
Do you have any other user account on the system?
Ensure to login with your Microsoft Account to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Install all the latest windows updates for the system. To turn on automatic updating
You may refer to the link http://dell.to/1fKhj1r for more information on How to upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows 8.
Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you further.
As suggested in the above post, ensure to login with the Microsoft Account to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Install all the latest windows updates for the system.
Also, check the link provided above for information on How to upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows 8.
Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist you further.
I did two things and then successfully upgraded:
Added one optional update from Windows Update -- not the bing toolbar
Updated the Intel chipset driver from Dell -- newer version
Glad to know that the issue is resolved.
Thank you for sharing the steps that resolved the issue for you. Hope other users may benefit from your resolution.
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