Upgrading 8 to 8.1 either freezes or installs and gets constant blue screens

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ryouga, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    8 itself works fine its only when upgrading to 8.1, its a prebuilt pc but tried 2 different powersupplies and 2 graphics card with same issues, removed a stick of ram etc.

    First time I booted one of first things I did was run windows update and put 8.1 on so didnt really check if it ran smooth, seemed ok till I tried clicking on steam exe when it blue screened, next time left it 30 minutes on desktop then opened steam to get blue screen, next time I just ran used browser and it was fine for about 20 minutes then blue screen.

    I then restored to factory settings so it went back to 8 and the problem went away, ran it for hours no issue, tested steam it worked, updates worked, but then I decided to risk updating to 8.1 and it took ages on the preparing and install then froze on the install!

    Why is this happening?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Is it an Tablet or an Laptop? I ask because you mention Reset to Factory Default!! If so, please post ALL details!
     
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  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Upgrade is always bitchy ... you should opt for a fresh install of Win 8.1 and check whether the errors persist :g:.
     
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  4. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    Its a prebuilt one hence having 8 on it, was wanting to upgrade to 8.1 so I can make my own disc and use wim to esd conversion to fit it on a single layer rewritable (as it is, got it to like 4.6 gig so need to compress it) literally all I want to do is install it then convert the wim file then burn it then install onto a spare drive I have and keep the shop bought hard drive as backup, its a pain to do that though.
     
  5. spion

    spion MDL Member

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    Update your videocard drivers and check all drivers for updates.
    Afther that try to upgrade your windows 8 installation to windows 8.1. Its a known bug that the upgrade crashes when video drivers from windows 8 are not compatible with windows 8.1.