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 Post subject: Windows 8 Update error
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:36 pm 
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I have a Asus Z87-pro, 840 pro ssd in AHCI running Windows 8 pro 64. I built first of the year with no issues. Upgraded to 8.1 with no issues. Recently, any windows updates would fail. I did all the things suggested online. Finely called Microsoft and after they gave up, they said a clean install would be the cure. NO! Now I can't even update Windows 8. I also updated the latest Bios and chipset drivers. After several "clean" installs I don't know what the issue may be. Any ideas? TIA


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8 Update error
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:13 am 
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I'm just going to throw out several suggestions.

  • Run "sfc /scannow" in the command line
  • Install on another drive if possible
  • Try another Windows 8 install media (You can download an ISO from Microsoft provided you have a key, and just slurp that onto a USB stick)

However, updating the BIOS may have added another variable. You shouldn't do that unless you have a hardware incompatibility issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8 Update error
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:28 am 
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UPDATE FIXED!! After several failed installation attempts, I turned my attention to the hardware. I would get the occasional BSOD, rarely while running applications, but usually at windows idle. I was running 2 sticks of 8 gig DDR3 in dual channel mode. I pulled one stick and ran memtest. No problem. Swapped in the other stick and no problem. Ran memtest with BOTH sticks BINGO! A little research and I found that running dual channel memory often requires that you take the bios off auto voltage and bump in up manually. Auto was running 1.513v. I got a clean memtest at 1.56. For my final setting I went to 1.565. Running like a champ, hope that helps somebody else.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8 Update error
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:52 pm 
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Interesting. Thanks for the update.


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