Windows 8.1 Upgrade installation has failed with the error Windows 8.1 Upgrade installation has failed

Following error content is found in   C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log

2014-07-05 20:32:12, Error                 SP     Operation failed: Gather Drivers. Error: 0x80070714[gle=0x000000b7]
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     CSqmSession::SetSQMDatapoint: Set SQM datapoint: Id = 12372, Value = 1, Operation = 2
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     CSqmSession::SetSQMDatapoint: Set SQM datapoint: Id = 12373, Value = 7, Operation = 2
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     CSqmSession::SetSQMDatapoint: Set SQM datapoint: Id = 12657, Value = -2147023084, Operation = 2
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Error                 CONX   Failed to apply the new system. Error code is [0x80004005][gle=0x000000b7]2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     Set Watson bucketing parameter #3 to 1
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     CSqmSession::SetSQMDatapoint: Set SQM datapoint: Id = 306, Value = 1, Operation = 2
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     CSqmSession::SetSQMDatapoint: Set SQM datapoint: Id = 306, Value = 1, Operation = 2
2014-07-05 20:32:12, Info                  SP     CNewSystem::CleanupSafeOSMountDir: Unmounting directory C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\Mount
2014-07-05 20:42:32, Info                  SP     Persist diagnostics data for new system for future uploading
2014-07-05 20:42:32, Info                  SP     Persisting diagnostics data to C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Diagnostics\diagnostics.dat
2014-07-05 20:42:32, Info                  SP     Diagnostics data saved successfully
2014-07-05 20:42:32, Error                 CONX   Setup has encountered an error. Error code is [0x80004005]2014-07-05 20:42:32, Error                 CONX   ConX::Setup::Media::CDialogModelDownlevelInstall::NotifyMessage: Error message is displayed at time of downlevel execution: Windows 8.1 installation has failed
2014-07-05 20:42:32, Info                  CONX   Compatibility Finalize called

Solution

We went ahead and stopped/disabled all the SQL related services on the PC and rebooted it, post that it updated to 8.1 just fine.

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