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Warning!!!!! Refresh warning!!!!

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    Warning!!!!! Refresh warning!!!!


    refresh WILL remove ALL your Programs that are installed

    again it WILL REMOVE ALL PROGRAMS that you have installed

    see any of my posts

    1-apps

    2-mail

    3-internet

    all these stopped working I ask for help

    no help came

    only talk about REFRESH

    BUT REFRESH WILL REMOVE ALL INSTALLED PROGRAMS!!!! YES ALL NOT SOME!!!!

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    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    That is why it warns you before doing it that it will remove all that stuff (which gets put into Windows.old folder).
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    yes everyone on this forum

    says use refresh
    but never really saying ALL Programs will be removed
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    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
    yes everyone on this forum

    says use refresh
    but never really saying ALL Programs will be removed
    Yes it does. It specifically states and cautions you before doing the operation that it will remove all installed applications you may have.
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    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well i did a few days ago or maybe a week. You just keep your personal settings.

    Look in Programs & Features this will be empty.

    Jeff
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    If you read the Refresh tutorial:
    Refresh Windows 8


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    Quote Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
    yes everyone on this forum

    says use refresh
    but never really saying ALL Programs will be removed
    Well, unfortunately, ALL forums have folks that toss out advice, presuming the asker is fully aware of the side effects. This forum is no different.

    Which is why, it's best to either ask about side effects, or take the time to Google the advice and find out for yourself.

    Also, some folks seem to think that "refresh" is the miracle cure to all ails -- which it is not.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In addition, if you create a custom recovery image for Refresh to use prior to needing to do a Refresh, then the 3rd party programs installed at the time the image was created will not be removed when doing a Refresh afterwards.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
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    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Which is why, it's best to either ask about side effects, or take the time to Google the advice and find out for yourself.
    Windows 8 Refresh cautions and warns the user about what it does and what it removes before the user has to acknowledge that and click to continue.
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    if i'm mistaken feel free to correct me but installed apps from the store remain...

    liking the christmas avatar brink
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