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since windows update shortcuts do not find website

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    since windows update shortcuts do not find website


    on switching on on 13th March my laptop automatically updated windows.
    since then any desktop shortcuts which pointed to a website now just bring up the google search screen.
    this happens for both firefox and IE
    same thing happens if I use windows search and then select one of the options
    help please

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  2. #2


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


    Make new shortcuts.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    thanks for the prompt reply
    I have tried this and unfortunately the same happens with the new shortcut
    shortcuts to other programs still work ok
    Pete
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  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by pdmackie View Post
    thanks for the prompt reply
    I have tried this and unfortunately the same happens with the new shortcut
    shortcuts to other programs still work ok
    Pete
    Run this batch file.
    After downloading it right click it & click properties & Unblock it.
    Then right click it & choose run as administrator.
    It COULD take 3 hours to finish.
    You can leave it run in the background while you do other stuff on the internet.

    dism.bat
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    thanks david
    I have run the batch file and it reported that ssome corrections were made. Unfortunately the original problem still remains.
    Pete
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