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anybody update from 7 to 8 to 8.1 on the same install?

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2 years ago#1
i can't get 8.1 to install. i get a bsod and error code.

trying to see if that has something to do with it as others are theorizing the same.

i had windows 7 and qualified for the $30 windows 8 upgrade last year, did that, and now can't update to 8.1.
2 years ago#2
Is your Windows 8 installation completely up to date?

And have you tried safe mode?
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2 years ago#3
Contact microsoft support.
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2 years ago#4
it's all updated except for ASMedia Technology Inc - Other hardware, USB Controller - ASMedia XHCI Controller

that update fails every time
2 years ago#5
You have your valid Win 8 key? Then just do a clean install of 8.1 and you should be fine.
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2 years ago#6
Sounds like a poorly coded driver that can't deal with 8.1. Use this for a clean install: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
2 years ago#7
a new install isn't an option
nobody has time for all that
this shouldn't be so difficult
2 years ago#8
eh maybe it is an option
i'm obsessed now

but i can't download 8.1 because it says my serial key is wrong
i can download 8 though

so...i guess since i'll be on a fresh install of 8 with no drivers, i should then upgrade to 8.1?
2 years ago#9
Yeah. I upgraded from 7 to 8 earlier and then upgraded to 8.1. They should've made it easier for Windows 7 users, tbh. Install both at once or whatever.
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