Thursday, 8 May 2014

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failed - How I got it to install

After 38 tries and hours on the net, here's what worked for me.

  1. Run CMD as administator (Go to start screen, all apps, search CMD, right-click and select run as administrator)
  2. Enter: dism /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB2919355~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.14
  3. Reboot your PC now otherwise you might get an error that says "The operation cannot be performed because another transaction is depending on the fact that this property will not change" when you run the next step.
  4. When step 2 has completed and after a reboot, enter: dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
  5. Retry the update

References:
http://andrew-b.com/view/article/46
http://goo.gl/sgIIT9