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Typical Microsoft...

#1Orestes417Posted 10/17/2013 10:18:07 AM
Windows 8.1 could not be installed, we have returned you to your previous OS. Here, have two cryptic strings numbers by way of explanation.

At least it didn't have Clippy
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#2Rexdragon125Posted 10/17/2013 11:08:43 AM
At least they bothered to automatically restore your OS, where any Linux distro would have left you high and dry.
#3Ch3wyPosted 10/17/2013 11:12:35 AM
Copy the error codes and give them to Mr. Google.
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#4Orestes417(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 11:47:23 AM
The codes returned exactly zero results on Google, Microsoft's site, and Usenet. Had to abuse my corporate contracts and drag an engineer out of the closet to be told that I should attempt the update with only the Windows drive connected.

As for the Linux comment, it's dumb on so very many levels. Linux distros don't tend to crap all over themselves with updates and are used to interesting drive configurations. Linux distros also don't tend to force the admin to rely on some bobblehead's automatic config program. And when things break, there are logs with more info than you need.
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