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Lost desktop

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Lost desktop

    Well, this is embarrassing. I downloaded Win 8 and I've been futzing around with it and recently performed a "refresh" that knocked out most of my previous apps. Went to System Restore but found out that no restore points had been set up. Tried to configure it but it wouldn't set a date and time before the current time. Lost my browser, Outlook, and a bunch of other handy stuff, including my computer go-to sites. Is there any way to get this stuff back?

    Technology is my bane these days.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Will, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you refresh Windows 8, it removes any programs you installed. This doesn't include Store apps.

    I'm afraid that the only way to restore these programs is to reinstall them.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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