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    Need to learn about win recovery


    Will using refresh files remove some of the apps I have installed?

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Don't know what you mean by "refresh files" but if you mean system refresh, your apps will have to be reinstalled.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Will using refresh files remove some of the apps I have installed?
    Do you mean 'Refresh your PC...' in PC Settings, (Modern)?

    If so, when clicking on 'Get started', first you'll see this:

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    then, if you have media, you'll see this:

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    No...when you use the recovery rescue on a flash or usb jump drive and choose trouble shoot command line and refresh files.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    No...when you use the recovery rescue on a flash or usb jump drive and choose trouble shoot command line and refresh files.
    Not sure, never took the opportunity to try that route. Sorry, I'll look into it.
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    Used recovery flash drive and now we connect to the net, which was our biggest problem. Thanks everyone.

    Now i am going to 8.1 from the apps store.
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