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Win 8.1 Missing files

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    Win 8.1 Missing files

    Win 8.1 reports missing files and various things wont work like shock player (comes with 8.1). No, it wont download sep; says I already have it. Also adobe media files but again, pc says I have it. I got 8.1 from Microsoft via an email offering it to me, with activation code, but needless to say, cant find it now.

    Ideas? The repair centre in pc says I need to put the disk in to upload replacement files to the pc - there is no disc.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    If you ordered this from the Windows Store the info should be in your Microsoft Account.
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    No, it was received in an email from MS. A link and an activation code. I did not have to go through the store.

    It seems I have the following alternatives:

    Buy 8.1
    Revert to Win 8 (how?)
    KILL! And reinstall which I don't want to do I have such a lot of stuff. Backups have never worked in the past nor system restores

    I found product ID for 8.1 - 5 numbers x 3 and an alphanumeric five block
    Last edited by elbmek; 23 Jun 2014 at 23:21.
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    I have just bought Win 8.1 pro recovery dvds from a reputable dealer, hopefully the result will be soon!!
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