Origtinal title : windows 8.1 install
oops! forgot the pictures
My efforts to up-grade to 8.1 from windows 8 Pro fail on every attempt (about eight or nine attempts so far) with a message as follows:
"Couldn't install windows 8.1
We couldn't update the system reserved partition. Something happened and Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104."
On each occasion the progress bar for the download was at about 60%. As all this happens while in the ghastly Store mode, I do not know how to get a screenshot of a non-desktop application.
I tried to do a repair job on my Windows 8 system from the ISO disc. It comes up with a similar message after doing a bit of loading of the Windows 8 files. I enclose a screenshot of this and also a screenshot of my Windows 8 partition, with hidden files on view. This shows that the system is reporting my Windows 8 partition has 100 GB free of 195 GB.
I did have Windows 8.1 preview running for about four months in dual boot with Windows 8. I removed that from the startup sequence through Control Panel, and then reformatted the partition that had been in.
I would much prefer to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 from an ISO disk, but apparently this is not being made available. In the past, I have always done clean installs when new versions of Windows came out, starting with Windows 3.1.
Can anyone help me with this?