Upgrade to Windows 10 on Windows 8.1 keeps failing since weeks (Code 80070003)

My upgrade to Windows 10 keeps failing since weeks, mostly with Code 80070003; the usual proposals to fix this (stop the Windows Update service, clear %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore and %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download, restart the service) didn't help.

(It doesn't help much that for each retry the 3 GB download is repeated. I have other things to do than attending the upgrade process all day.)

What can I do? Can I extend the deadline? Have my tries been recorded by Microsoft? I have a Microsoft account now, but didn't use it for logins to my machine yet.

My current system:

  • Windows 8.1 64bit, formerly 8.0 (I don't remember exactly whether it had 7 in the beginning)
  • German version

Update, from an admin shell:

C:\> DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth  Tool zur Imageverwaltung für die Bereitstellung Version: 6.3.9600.17031  Abbildversion: 6.3.9600.17031  [==========================100.0%==========================]  Fehler: 0x800f0906  Die Quelldateien konnten nicht heruntergeladen werden. Geben Sie mit der Option "Quelle" den Ort der Dateien an, die zum Wiederherstellen des Features erforderlich sind. Weitere Informationen zum Angeben eines Quellorts finden Sie unter "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077".  Die DISM-Protokolldatei befindet sich unter "C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log". 

Update: sfc /scannow didn't find any errors:

C:> sfc /scannow  Systemsuche wird gestartet. Dieser Vorgang kann einige Zeit dauern.  Überprüfungsphase der Systemsuche wird gestartet. Überprüfung 100 % abgeschlossen.  Der Windows-Ressourcenschutz hat keine Integritätsverletzungen gefunden. 

I'll reboot now, and then try an offline upgrade from the dvd.

Update: I rebooted, and I tried the offline upgrade twice (which failed without useful information).

The C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther\Setupact.log file contains several errors, but I don't know which one are important. The last lines are:

2016-07-30 11:20:31, Info                  MOUPG  SetupManager: Deleting task: [Exit]... 2016-07-30 11:20:31, Info                  MOUPG  SetupManager: Found unpack task! Restarting layout action... 2016-07-30 11:20:31, Info                  MOUPG  CInstallUI::ShowMessageBox: Showing MessageBox 2016-07-30 11:20:31, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::Execute(232): Result = 0x80070003 2016-07-30 11:20:31, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupHost::Execute(371): Result = 0x80070003 

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