Windows 8.1 Update Error Code: 0x80240031

I am getting error code 0x80240031 during download of Windows 8.1 for 50% of Downloading. Can anybody help me fix this?
 

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I'm having this problem as well but I don't even get to start downloading anything. It just says 0% then 'Something happened' along with the error 0x80240031

Has anyone tried installing this update after doing a reset of Windows 8?

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I'm getting the same error at about the same point in the download on two Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit PCs and a Windows 8 RT device (all on same LAN).   Have tried the download a half dozen times on one of the PCs, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13.  I've tried a number of suggested fixes including a clean boot.  Nothing has worked yet. 

 

Since it's failed to update on so many devices I'm thinking it has to be a server/connectivity issue(?) 

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same problem here. I hope micro's will fix it soon.

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exactly the same problem here, just no way to install 8.1!

hope ms fix this soon...!!!

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Same Issue. :(

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same exact problem... would love to get fixed

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Windows update reports that there are no important updates.

However the windows update from control panel had two optional updates - one on Win 8 Pro and the other on bing bar.

Will try updating those now.

Meanwhile, tried a couple of reboots - still failed just about at 50% - and it is very slow to download!

fingers crossed now on the optional updates..

Finally - a few more attempts through the night - it worked!

hooray!! now 8.1!!

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still failing on a few 64bit Pro w/Media center wrkstns.. 

Google Chrome browser > Enter/Type: ms-windows-store:Windowsupdate

this will bring up the Store/Download page. whats funny is that doesnt work in IE (not haha funny)

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same issue

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Update after trying all of my Windows 8 Machines:

 

I'm 1 for 5 with the 8.1 upgrade.  3 of the failed upgrades were Windows 8 Pro Media Center 64bit devices.  1 failure was on Windows 8 RT (Dell XPS 10).  All of the failures were attempted over my home ISP (Comcast).   Tried the update multiple times on each machine (cleared store cache, clean boot, etc).  All with same error code.

 

My Surface Pro with Media Center succeeded while I was at Work (though, off topic, appears to have killed my Type Cover, which works on another Surface, but no longer on mine, while my Touch Cover continues to function on my upgraded Surface ....)

 

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