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what downloads i need for computer to be safe and operate

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    what downloads i need for computer to be safe and operate


    Hi, We had recently went and bought and installed windows 8.1, however I had to restore computer like it was new to put it on here and now my question is what do I need on here so it will operate normally? We cant watch videos, look at pics normal, pop ups come up, cant get on a lot of sites that we could before, etc. My old one was Vista and it had all kinds of programs and worked just fine for everything, now I only have a couple things in programs ugh, I'm so confused, please HELP!!! I have adobe reader and Java s far lol

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Flash & Shockwave:

    Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave Player

    You need 32 & 64 bit Java.

    Avast free:

    AVAST 2014 | Protect your Windows PC

    TrendMicro Housecall:

    Free Online Virus Scan - Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA

    Run the TrendMicro Housecall & a full scan with Avast.

    Run sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in administrator command prompts.
    They are slow so be patient with them.

    That's all for now.
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    windows 8.1


    thank u soooo much I will try those. Not to sound to dumb but whats this and how o I do it lol "Run sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in administrator command prompts"
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ahuber31 View Post
    thank u soooo much I will try those. Not to sound to dumb but whats this and how o I do it lol "Run sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in administrator command prompts"
    See this thread.
    It covers sfc & dism:

    scrolling the page
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    windows 8.1


    thanks david!!!! I will try and let u know how it goes lol
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ahuber31 View Post
    thanks david!!!! I will try and let u know how it goes lol
    Yes, do post back with results.

    It might take 5 or 6 hours to run all the scans.
    After running them all, reboot.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    See this thread.
    It covers sfc & dism:

    scrolling the page
    Perhaps you meant these
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    See this thread.
    It covers sfc & dism:

    scrolling the page
    Perhaps you meant these
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    Thanks for adding links.

    I just added the thread because I covered copying & pasting into a command prompt, with pictures.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    How are things going ?
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    windows 8.1


    I could not do the avast for some reason...I had to work so now im getting ready to try the housecall thing lol
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