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Windows 8.1 Update

  1. #1


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Windows 8.1 Update


    Hello,

    When I started my laptop today it told me to go to the store for an update (Windows 8.1), but when I go to to store or any other app inside the start screen it doesn't show anything and shuts down after a few secs.
    I have StartIsBack installed. I thought this might be the problem, but I tried to disable it and the problem persists...

    Any advice? Thanks!

    Paul

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Paul,

    See if going through the steps in the tutorial below may be able to help with your modern apps and the Store from not opening.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    Afterwards, see if you are able to update to Windows 8.1 from the Store.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thank you. I fixed that problem and am downloading the update right now... Fingers crossed!
    The funny thing is tghat some time ago when everybody was updating (beta version I think) I downloaded the update too but it would not run on my laptop. Now Toshiba enabled the update (that's why I was asked if I wanted to update when I started the laptop), but the download started again from scratch... I think it might be because if I remember correctly it was beta back then, so obviously this is a bit different. But I wish I could locate that beta download because it takes up unnecessary space. Do you know where it could be? Thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    After you have finished updating to Windows 8.1, you could run Disk Cleanup to help cleanup any unneeded files.
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  5. #5


    Install Treesize Free. It will show you where your disk space is being used up. If the beta download is still around, it should be easy to spot.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thank you. Windows was updated, but I noticed a big problem... and there might be more... NVIDIA doesn't work anymore. How can I get it back?
    Thanks for your help.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    See if reinstalling the latest NVIDIA drivers for Windows 8.1 may help.

    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thanks... It always says it is not compatible...
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, please fill in your system specs with brand and model numbers, and we'll see what we can do to further help in finding a compatible driver.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thanks... It is a relatively new laptop I bought for the Uni... I tried System Info, but it doesn't contain all info. Is there a program that lists all the info?
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