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problem with "windows features"

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    windows 8

    problem with "windows features"


    friends i wanna install "TELNET" in my win8 laptop.
    when i click "turn windows features on or off " it shows the following error . . .

    "Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\system32\OptionalFeatures.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

    what will i do ? i
    wanna install telnet and iis in my pc


    how i can do this? how i can solve that error?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have Windows 8 Pro.
    I copied the exe & zipped it & attached it.

    EDIT--- If you choose to download it, Run a virus scan on it before doing anything with it.

    Now, you could unzip it & put it in the system 32 folder.
    This you would do at your own risk.

    I copied it from my system 32 folder.

    Click image for larger version

    Here is a view of my add/remove Windows features:

    Click image for larger version

    Here is the zip file:

    OptionalFeatures.zip
    Last edited by David Bailey; 11 Jun 2013 at 05:35.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    windows 8

    "this app can't run on ur pc"


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    I have Windows 8 Pro.
    I copied the exe & zipped it & attached it.

    EDIT--- If you choose to download it, Run a virus scan on it before doing anything with it.

    Now, you could unzip it & put it in the system 32 folder.
    This you would do at your own risk.

    I copied it from my system 32 folder.

    Click image for larger version

    Here is a view of my add/remove Windows features:

    Click image for larger version

    Here is the zip file:

    OptionalFeatures.zip

    but now it shows "this app cant run on your pc",,AM ALSO USING WINDOWS 8 PRO. BUT MY OS IS 32 BIT !
    does this is the problem?
    can i get a compatible app?
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by melviii100 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    I have Windows 8 Pro.

    OptionalFeatures.zip

    but now it shows "this app cant run on your pc",,AM ALSO USING WINDOWS 8 PRO. BUT MY OS IS 32 BIT !
    does this is the problem?
    can i get a compatible app?
    Mine is 64 bit.

    Oh well.

    Was there a 32 bit copy IN your folder to start with ?
    If so it should be right next to the 64 bit one you added.

    You might as well delete the 64 bit copy.

    Somebody here might send you a 32 bit copy.

    The only other thing I know to suggest is a Refresh of your system.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    windows 8

    optionalfeatures.exe for win8 32 bit


    can anyone attach optionalfeatures.exe for win8 32 bit.

    it is in ur system32 folder. if anyone using windows8 32 bit system can u please attach that app as .zip format.

    full path==> c:\windows\system32\
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Melviii, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if running a sfc /scannow command to see if it may be able to repair or restore the optionalfeatures.exe file for Windows Features. Sometimes it may take running SFC a few times with a restart of the PC between each time.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by melviii100 View Post
    can anyone attach optionalfeatures.exe for win8 32 bit.

    it is in ur system32 folder. if anyone using windows8 32 bit system can u please attach that app as .zip format.

    full path==> c:\windows\system32\
    You mentioned you use Win 8 Pro.The exe should be from a Pro version, if Brinks suggestion doesn't help.
    I'm glad he stepped in to help.
    He's better at fixing things than I am.

    Just a thought, if sfc /scannow won't fix it, you could try:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompt also.
    It takes a while to finish.Just let it run to completion.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Melviii, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if running a sfc /scannow command to see if it may be able to repair or restore the optionalfeatures.exe file for Windows Features. Sometimes it may take running SFC a few times with a restart of the PC between each time.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    i tried but it shows the following error,i run cmd as administrator.

    C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
    Beginning verification phase of system scan.

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
    of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
    example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
    supported in offline servicing scenarios.

    what will i do next?
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    It usually fixes things sfc cannot.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Try:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    It usually fixes things sfc cannot.
    I TRIED THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS,,THEN I GOT THE FOLLOWING ERRORS,PLZ CHECK IT AND HELP ME, I HAVE TO INSTALL TELNET AND IIS IN MY PC FOR STUDY PURPOSE. SO PLS HELP ME


    C:\Users\Melvin\Desktop>Dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    Enabling feature(s)
    [===========================61.5%=== ]
    Error: 14098
    The component store has been corrupted.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log


    C:\Users\Melvin\Desktop>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    Error: 14005
    The manifest file contains one or more syntax errors.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
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