Error Code 0x80240031 while Upgrading Windows to latest version


  1. NONE of these have helped. I have literally counted how many times I’ve tried to complete the download of 8.1

    I have every single driver/update installed. NO anti virus software, or malware, adware, etc program on my brand new (5 days old laptop). There is NO excuse for such a horrible problem. Microsoft just continues to release new software after new software with ZERO desire to make just ONE Operating System that actually works problem free. What a huge disappointment. You name it (scan now, clear the store cache, etc..) I’ve tried to complete the download and NOTHING works. I have tried refreshing my pc also I have completely restored my laptop to the exact, day I took it out of the box condition from 5 days ago, reinstalled every download, update etc and yet STILL I have now got to the 50% mark, twenty three times and it fails. YES 23 times later and it STILL fails. Every day I attempt the “update” to 8.1 you name it 7 am, 8 pm, 3:45 am, anytime of day or night……its ALWAYS a failure with the good ole “Something happened and the Windows 8.1 could not be installed. Please try again. Error code 0×80240031”

  2. **I’d love for ANYONE to post a fix that’s guaranteed to work, because despite more than twenty five thousand complaints of THIS exact error being displayed at the 50% mark, Microsoft has no fix or “experts” who can provide a fix.

  3. I ran across your posting and another and found Antivirus could certainly be the main reason preventing the update process. thankx to the online resources they help Us getting out of this frustration and annoying Microsoft Stuff :/!! I turned off my AVG security program 2014 and then again started updating to Windows 8.1. Worked Great (y) 😀

  4. i’m up to 53% so seems i won’t have that problem…thank god because at 3.8 gig for the dowlnoad i surely don’t want to have to do it more than one time

  5. I really don’t understand why all the fuss about 8.1 I’ve upgraded and had i known what i now know i would have simply kept 8.0

  6. Hi guys, I met this problem took me 10 hours to try. Finally simply fix, use cable for your internet connection, no WIFI. smooth as silk. 100% cure.

  7. i think you just have an edition of windows 8 that doesnt support updating, then you try to activate your windows using a software..

  8. NONE of these have helped. I tried so many times in so many ways but i didn’t find any solution even microsoft support. only solution for this is just try upgrade using any wireless networks(not Through LAN)

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