So I guess this goes under the general maintenance thread but basically Windows 8 doesn't want to seem to hold itself together for me. For some basic information first I am running Windows 8 64-bit version (actually bought it, not pirated). It was a clean install from Windows 7. Also I'm working on a desktop which specs I feel are irrelevant because my problems are completely with thew OS.
I just noticed a few weeks ago that there were some quirky things going on. Every time I tried searching in Metro it would kick me out, the store wouldn't let me update anything, my mail would only show me like half of my e-mails, etc. The first thing I did was check to see if there were any updates but every time I tried to access Windows Update it froze. It seemed to me that Windows Update on my install was broken so I used the "refresh" feature to re-install the OS while keeping my personal files.
After "refreshing" everything worked fine again...until today that is. I cannot access the store at all, the mail app keeps dropping e-mail accounts randomly, and I once again cannot access Windows Update. I do not want to re-install again if its just going to happen again so for now I'm just going to deal with it.
I don't know if anyone else has experienced this and I have no clue what's causing it. If it helps any, the only things I've installed are Spotify, Steam, Itunes, and Chrome. I was really looking forward to Windows 8 and thought it was a revolutionary concept but the fact that it has become dysfunctional is making me consider downgrading back to Windows 7...even if I have to buy a new copy that will cost over $100.
Thank you in advance for any help.