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Uh, I sort of broke my explorer.exe

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    Uh, I sort of broke my explorer.exe


    (NO, I DIDN'T END THE PROCESS.)

    "This app can't run on your PC"

    Happened after I installed a Ubuntu theme pack for windows 7, while I'm running 8.

    Any easy fixes?

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  2. #2


    Do a System Restore to before you installed the Theme.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    How?

    The control panel with other various things aren't working as well?
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  4. #4


    Open a Elevated Command Prompt and enter rstrui.exe.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    The only available point to restore to is from when I installed the theme.
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  6. #6


    Use that one as it would have been created before the theme was installed.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Didn't work, same problem after restoring.
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  8. #8


    It's system file repair time, Elevated command prompt>
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Might take a few scans to fix this with reboots after each scan.

    More complete scan > Accessing internet
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  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility."
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  10. #10


    All you need is an Elevated Command prompt.

    Click Start, type cmd, right click on cmd.exe at top and select Run as Administrator.
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