Microsoft Offers Hotfixes & Workarounds For Windows 8.1 Update Installation Issues

While most users have been able to install Windows 8.1 Update without any issues this has not been the case for everyone. In the ‘Microsoft Answers’ forum a number of users reported error code 0x800f081f. A patch was subsequently issued for these users: Download KB 2939087. Another common issue was being unable to uninstall IIS after a successful update with Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.  Download KB 2957390 to resolve that issue. installation

For users who still had problems installing Windows 8.1 Update this workaround can be found on Microsoft forums:

  • Run CMD as administrator (Go to start screen, all apps, search CMD, right-click and select run as administrator)
  • Enter: dism /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB2919355~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
  • When step 2 has completed, enter: dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
  • Retry the update!

Have you had any issues installing Windows 8.1 Update? Let us know in the comments below

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