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Couldn’t update to Windows 8.1 (0x80070005-0x4000D)

I haven’t heard of many people, that the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 didn’t work smoothly. However, I did run into an issue recently. When trying to upgrade a Windows 8 computer to 8.1, it would download the update from the Microsoft Store but through the installation process it would error out. Here is how I fixed the issue. Kudos to Peter_Mc , without your helpful troubleshooting, this would have been a long day 🙂

Problem: When installing the Windows 8.1 update, the update would install until it got to 3% and then it would error out. This is the message it gave: Couldn’t update to Windows 8.1 . . .  Sorry, we couldn’t complete the update to Windows 8.1. We’ve restored your previous version of Windows to this PC.  0x80070005-0x4000D .8.1 upgrade error


Step One: Browse to this location: C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther and you will find a Continue reading