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New Mobo, CPU, & GPU. Should I reinstall Windows?

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    Windows 8.1

    New Mobo, CPU, & GPU. Should I reinstall Windows?


    I am currently running Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and I recently installed new hardware (Mobo, CPU & GPU). Should I reinstall Windows? After placing in my new hardware, my PC booted up just fine but I've noticed a couple of issues. For example, now of my programs will execute from the home screen any longer. I have to go into the program files folder and manually execute the app or either use the search bar to find the exe file.
    I've also been trying for the life of me to get that windows logo to appear on my taskbar so that I can install the windows app in preparation for the windows 10 upgrade but whatever I try doesn't seem to work.
    The fact that I chose not to reinstall windows could this be causing my problems? The only reason I didn't reinstall is because everything "seemed" fine at first.
    Thoughts?

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Have you updated/installed the drivers to the new hardware in device manager(if needed don't forget to show hidden devices) or the manufacturer sites?

    Then try:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    in an admin command prompt.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1

    New Mobo, CPU, & GPU. Should I reinstall Windows?


    Yes the drivers have been installed via the manufacturers' websites.
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    You might have to sysprep it.
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Have you updated/installed the drivers to the new hardware in device manager(if needed don't forget to show hidden devices) or the manufacturer sites?

    Then try:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    in an admin command prompt.
    Are these 3rd party programs or are these features within windows?
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Will Refreshing the PC help at all?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Have you updated/installed the drivers to the new hardware in device manager(if needed don't forget to show hidden devices) or the manufacturer sites?

    Then try:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    in an admin command prompt.
    Ok I'm in the process of running that now. I will post a screenshot once it is complete.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Have you updated/installed the drivers to the new hardware in device manager(if needed don't forget to show hidden devices) or the manufacturer sites?

    Then try:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
    in an admin command prompt.
    Ok here are the results...
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Ran it again. This was the result.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    It looks like system file checker (sfc /scannow) wouldn't complete for some reason. Try just running in admin cmd sfc /scannnow reboot then try again to see if it completes.
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