Windows 8.1 Update Error 0×80070004

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  1. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    Hi, I would be greatful, if anyone can help me to get out of this error :mad: Evertime i try to update my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, i get the following error 0×80070004 with the following description:

    "An error has occurred and the installation was unsuccessful. Try again."

    Any suggestions? What possibly can be the reason ..

    Regards
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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  3. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    gone through this threat several times, but nothing works :/
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    uninstall any Symantec crap or other AV sh!t
    If you have used some registry cleaning software, you also might face such problems
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Have you tried updating from store (like the user from the MS forum) or ISO??
     
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  6. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    I am running AVG Security Program 2014... Should i disable it? I am trying to update from a fresh installed Windows 8. Have not tried any maintenance or registry software on this OS yet..
     
  7. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    Trying from Store... How to make an ISO image file?? It may work for me ..
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    as said: uninstall all the AV crap and try again
     
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  9. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    AV , i thought refers to AVIRA :p Ok i will try and will let you know if fixes the issue.

    Highly Appreciate the Response
     
  10. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  11. SkaterStu

    SkaterStu MDL Novice

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    I had this error but i managed to fix it somehow? Try using every windows 8 FixIt Centre program available online.. Heres one: www(DOT)support(DOT)microsoft(DOT)com/gp/windows-update-issues/en-gb
    Not sure if it will work but its the thought that counts :rolleyes: btw i cant post links so (DOT) you will have to replace with . :jumpon:
     
  12. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    I'd suggest surfing the web first.We need to 'learn how to',don't we ? :surfing:
     
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  13. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    thanks for the link SkaterStu !! I had this issue fixed yesterday !! I found it was either the AVG Antivirus or Moved Users Directory, so i uninstalled the AVG and Linked Users Directory with System Drive. Now I have Windows 8.1 installed on my system.

    Thankx for the everyone who appeared and recommended the ways to resolve it !!