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Refresh option and loss of programs and disk space

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Refresh option and loss of programs and disk space


    Hi,
    I used the refresh option because the Win8 apps weren't working. They're working fine after using the refresh option.

    In the process I lost all the manually installed programs (I knew that would happen, although it wasn't stated very clear).

    My question: Although the manually installed programs are gone (a lot!) the remaining disk space is still the same. Does anyone know what's going on here. Are the removed programs not removed or have they been backed-up?

    Cheers,

    Jake

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    Hi JakeZi, welcome to the forums, they will be in windows.old folder in C drive.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Follow up question


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi JakeZi, welcome to the forums, they will be in windows.old folder in C drive.
    Thank you Brummyfan. Is there a way to easily restore the removed programs or do they need to be reinstalled?

    Thanks!

    Jacques
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeZi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi JakeZi, welcome to the forums, they will be in windows.old folder in C drive.
    Thank you Brummyfan. Is there a way to easily restore the removed programs or do they need to be reinstalled?

    Thanks!

    Jacques
    They have to be reinstalled.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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