Windows 8.1 error 0x80070004 while upgrading

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From Windows 8 to 8.1 while upgrading got this error. I read that this could be a 3rd party software issues so what i did was uninstalled all the softwares, and this means even the antivirus.

An error had occurred and the installation of Windows 8.1 was unsuccessful. Try again. Error code: 0x80070004


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Answered By 70 points N/A #91207

Windows 8.1 error 0x80070004 while upgrading


Hello Cameron,

Of course, it is a problem of third-party softwares. Mostly, you have got this error before uninstalling all softwares. Now, try to use the installation process once again.

Or, from the desktop screen, press “Windows+R” and type “WSReset.exe” (without quotes) and hit Enter. Then try the installation once again.

Here is the complete guide how you will upgrade to Windows 8.1 perfectly.

I recommend you not to use Windows 8.1 as it is completely new and on alpha stage.

Answered By 0 points N/A #198933

Windows 8.1 error 0x80070004 while upgrading



That is a common problem with non-English versions of Microsoft Windows 8.1.

Here are few simple steps how to solve it.

1) Check if you Administrative account if activated

2) Open the Admin Command prompt. You can do this by pressing Windows logo key + X or by right click on start menu.

3) When you are in Admin Command prompt type in mklink C:Users D.Users and press Enter

After that you can normally perform upgrade to Windows 8.1.


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