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Repair windows 8 installation

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    windows 8

    Repair windows 8 installation


    Is it possible to repair or reinstall windows 8 pro while keeping the desktop app using the windows 8 installation disk and if so could someone post or give link to a site that explain how to do it.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    This should get you through the process:

    Repair Install Windows 8

    Good luc.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    windows 8


    I've already tried that however I am am only given the options of keeping
    personal files or nothing (Please see screen shot<<
    http://www.theimagineershome.com/windows_repair.png
    >>) However neither one allows me to keep my desktop apps. I was
    wondering if it could have something to do with the administrative privilege
    settings even though according to my user profile I have administrative
    privileges.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Here is what you should get if you execute the repair install tutorial and follow the instructions carefully. I have followed that tutorial myself and I can vouch that it is accurate.

    Click image for larger version

    Settings that will be Preserved when doing a Repair Install


    • All user accounts.
    • Files in all users' C:\Users\(user-name) folders. (ex: Desktop, My Documents, My Music, etc...)
    • Wireless network connections.
    • Apps from the Windows Store will be kept.
    • All installed 3rd party desktop programs will be kept.
    • Mobile broadband connections.
    • BitLocker and BitLocker To Go settings.
    • Windows Firewall settings.
    • Drive letter assignments.
    • File type associations set per user.
    • Metro apps settings per user.
    • Display settings.
    • Personalization settings such as lock screen background and desktop wallpaper.
    • All users' PC settings will be kept.
    • Choices you made during Windows Welcome, such as computer name and user accounts, will not change.
    • Network, Libraries, and Windows Update settings will not change.
    • Customer Experience Improvement Program settings will not change.
    • Windows Error Reporting settings will not change.
    • Some drivers may or may not be removed, but usually will remain.

    Settings that will be NOT be Preserved when doing a Repair Install


    • Installed Windows Updates will be removed.
    • Some drivers may or may not be removed, but usually will remain.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    HRM_CCSA_X64FRE_EN-_DV5 is not a HP/Compaq DVD.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 19
    windows 8


    Thanks

    I work like a charm my friend
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I work like a charm my friend
    Wonderful!
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