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SuperSmeg

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#11 7 years ago

I've never mentioned Win32 apps, unless it's another name for something that I had mentioned earlier, and I'm simply not aware of what it's another name for.

And I also never said that I only "installed half of them", as you've put it. All I said was, that I simply installed Win 8.1 after having Win 8 for a while. Then AVG, MS Office, Skype, Chrome, Firefox and LifeCam. That's it.




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#12 7 years ago

Yeah, well that's what I mean. I never said you've installed half of them, but it sounds like you've only installed a handful of them;

"AVG, MS Office, Skype, Chrome, Firefox and LifeCam"

Win32 apps are basically your old style desktop apps and these are the only things that are lost when doing a refresh, any modern style (Store) apps and settings, personal documents, files etc. are retained.


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#13 7 years ago

I tried the Refresh option, but it's not working.

Now I'm getting this error message: "Insert Media: Some files are missing. Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files".

Now, because I got Win 8.1 as a free download when I was using Win 8, I only have the Win 8 installation discs (32bit, 64bit).

Using a Win 8 disc isn't going to fix a Win 8.1 installation, is it?

I'm finding this very confusing and frustraiting, as all I wanted to do, was fix the 3 problems described in the first post. :eek:




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#14 7 years ago

Again, this is unusual and it sounds like something was deleted or removed, or went wrong somewhere, during setup.

I would suggest creating a Windows 8.1 setup USB Flash drive or DVD by downloading this; http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=271128

You will need your Product Key.

Once you have created the installation media you can try to refresh again.


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#15 7 years ago

Open a command prompt as administrator, and run "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. This will scan, verify, and repair if possible any damaged or otherwise incorrect Windows OS files.




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#16 7 years ago

FileTrekker;5736219Again, this is unusual and it sounds like something was deleted or removed, or went wrong somewhere, during setup.

I would suggest creating a Windows 8.1 setup USB Flash drive or DVD by downloading this; http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=271128

You will need your Product Key.

Once you have created the installation media you can try to refresh again.[/QUOTE]

The only product key I have is the one that came with the Windows 8 DVD. The version of Windows I have now is 8.1, which was a free download direct from Microsoft themselves, but didn't come with a new product key.

The product key which is now listed on my system, has 0's in it, which according to the piece of software you've linked me to, is not meant to have 0's in it, which means the piece of software you've linked me to is useless.

[QUOTE=D3matt;5736289]Open a command prompt as administrator, and run "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. This will scan, verify, and repair if possible any damaged or otherwise incorrect Windows OS files.

I've already tried that. It didn't change anything.




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