Friday, September 26, 2014

Updates To Fix Microsoft Windows 8.1 Installation Issues

Windows 8 did not do well in the market due to various reasons. Actually, it is considered a huge failure when we look at the market share Windows 8 holds.

Currently, Windows 7 is still reigning as the most popular operating system with more than 50% of the entire desktop OS market share. Windows 8, on the other hand, could not even manage to achieve half of that after two years of its release.

What went wrong with Windows 8

Windows 8 had too many issues. The interface is difficult to absorb and it is extremely confusing for many users. Even for users who are pretty much good at using Windows 7, Windows 8 may not be very comfortable to use. The learning curve is not steep as well. Apart from that, there are many Windows 7 features or desktop OS features that are absent in Windows 8.

Windows 8.1 was the software giant’s attempt to address some of the problems associated with Windows 8. Windows 8.1 did bring in some welcoming changes to make the new operating system more user-friendly; however, there were many installation issues in Windows 8.1 update, which overshadowed its worth.

Many people were unable to install the recent Windows 8.1 update and so, the software giant introduced two Microsoft fix it tools to fix the issues. The company came to know about the problem when many users reported the Error 0x800f081f on the Microsoft forum. This error came up when they were trying to install the Windows 8.1 update. The world’s leading software maker has identified the problem and released a patch or two for this specific problem. Some other users have informed that they were not able to uninstall IIS after installing the update in Windows 8.1 though.

However, many Windows 8.1 users who reported the issue said that their install problems have not been resolved with the Microsoft fix it tool either. Since the patches have not resolved the problems, experts found a useful workaround to resolve it. Here are the instructions for the same.
  • First, you need to run cmd on your computer with administrator rights. To do that, search CMD from the Start Screen, right-click on the result under All Applications, and click on Run As Administrator option. 
  • Type dism /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB2919355~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ in the command window.
  • After that, enter dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup.
These commands will fix your installation issues easily. After following the above steps, try installing the update once again, and complete the process following the instructions.

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