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Windows 7 to windows 8 Upgrade problems

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    Ontario Canada
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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 7 to windows 8 Upgrade problems


    I upgraded my wife's laptop from win 7 to win 8 and ran into all kind of issues. Then I saw the Windows 8.1 upgrade available so I figured "In for a penny, In for a pound" and did the windows 8.1 upgrade. This seems to have corrected a lot of the issues except the link to does not work, either from the settings Via the right side of the screen or the pop up Via right clicking the start button at the lower left of the screen.
    I've tried starting the laptop in safe mode and the links work. I've also done the "sfc/scannow" under command prompt as administrator and nothing shows up in the log file.
    Anyone have any ideas ?

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  2. #2


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Jim tj.

    Which link are you referring to?
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  3. #3


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Duhhhh .... just the most important part of the question ... the link for control panel. Sorry.
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  4. #4


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I'm new to all this as i'm sure you guessed .. I'll try again. And thanks for the welcome
    HippsieGypsie.

    I upgraded my wife's laptop from win 7 to win 8 and ran into all kind of issues. Then I saw the Windows 8.1 upgrade available so I figured "In for a penny, In for a pound" and did the windows 8.1 upgrade. This seems to have corrected a lot of the issues except the links for control panel does not work, either from the settings Via the right side of the screen or the pop up Via right clicking the start button at the lower left of the screen.
    I've tried starting the laptop in safe mode and the links work. I've also done the "sfc/scannow" under command prompt as administrator and nothing shows up in the log file.
    Anyone have any ideas ?
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  5. #5


    You're welcome.

    There's a link for CP in File Explorer (was Windows Explorer). Does that open it?
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  6. #6


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I wasn't aware that link existed, It does indeed work HippsieGypsie. So at least I have a way in. I wonder why the other links wont work ?
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    Try WinKey/X. Does that work to open the menu?

    That link in File Explorer didn't get moved by any chance did it?

    I'm wondering what exactly those links in the Advanced Context Menu (Power User Task Menu) really are.

    All the rest work?
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    WinKey/X > arrow up to CP > Enter?
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  9. #9


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I was considering running a registry cleaner, perhaps CCleaner ?
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  10. #10


    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    WinKey/X > arrow up to CP > Enter .... No good, curses spins for a second but nothing opens.
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