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So it was with a sigh of relief that clicked the upgrade button. Guess what, Windows 8 hadn't finished with me yet. "You can't do this as you are not an Administrator". "Oh yes I am" I yelled (actually I yelled a lot more than that).
Back to Uncle Google. Guess what, many people had this issue as well, and there were the usual 1,000 solutions, 999 of which don't work. I know I tried a few and I won't bore you with the details here. Buy me a beer sometime and I'll tell you. After several more days I finally tried the correct bit of voodoo. This was to un-install the special patch to allow the 8.1 upgrade and re-install. I still didn't have a goat to sacrifice, so I tried the voodoo approach. It worked and down came the download, meek as a lamb (or goat). Much to my delight and surprise, the upgrade installed and up came 8.1. Windows had finally relented and let me into the secret 8.1 club.
I have no idea why this didn't work as it should, and why it is so obviously complex and error prone. I am not impressed.