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How May I Refresh Windows 8.1 Without Media?

  1. #1


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    windows 8 Release Preview

    How May I Refresh Windows 8.1 Without Media?


    Hi,

    I upgraded Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 via the Windows store and so
    do not have a DVD or any media to do a refresh or recovery

    I need to refresh Windows 8.1 as many of my apps do not open.

    How may i do this?

    Thank You

    I tried this from this site here. All went fine
    but when i went to refresh windows cannot
    find any media again.
    How to: REFRESH your Windows 8.1 installation without installation media

    Andrew

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  2. #2


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Try to Refresh from within Windows, Option 2

    Refresh Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 76
    windows 8 Release Preview


    No this will not work as it prompts me to insert media and i do not have any
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Which apps are not opening, Windows Store Apps or you own 3rd party apps. Are Windows Updates all installed.
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  5. #5


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    windows 8 Release Preview


    Some apps are working but apps like Skype, The Music and weather and also travel apps have an x
    and will not open
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  6. #6


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    If you don't have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and you updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, then when you refresh or reset Windows, it will reinstall Windows 8.1, but only if you have Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

    Note: You must insert Windows 8.1 USB/DVD installation media.

    If you don't insert any installation media or if you insert Windows 8 USB/DVD installation media, then you receive the following error message (see screenshot below).



    edit:

    How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link
    Last edited by genet; 15 Nov 2014 at 11:09.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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  8. #8


    Posts : 76
    windows 8 Release Preview


    Thank You i shall this
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