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    windows 8 apps not working


    Hello all. Brace yourselves. Big story.

    Soo. I had windows 8 and it started to act weird and my hds was full so I formatted my drive and installed 8.1 preview with an usb. Then I kept it and waited till the full version came out. When that happened, I installed windows 7, and then windows 8 because I only have upgrade key and not clean install, but now no apps work at all... store isn't working, and I can't do anything in windows 8 such as change pc settings or go to metro and change user settings in right upper corner. I tried updating and all fixes on the internet.. nothing works. Help please

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    Windows 8.1


    Now that you have used the upgrade to get to Windows 8, you can do a clean install using the same upgrade disc:

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    This should get you in a better position to upgrade to 8.1 (successfully) via the Windows Store. Good luck.
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    Uhhh.. with upgrade product key I can't do a clean install right?
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by robj185 View Post
    Uhhh.. with upgrade product key I can't do a clean install right?
    Absolutely! Just follow the tutorial. Right now, you have a valid Win 8 installation and that will be recognized before the clean install process is actually started, so you should be good to go if you follow the steps in the tutorial. Hope this helps.
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    Nice! I'm on my phone right now but tomorrow I will try it out and give you thumbs up. Thanks for quick responses. Do I need dvd or usb or can I do it with daemon tools too?
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    Windows 8.1


    Whoa... I have no idea about using Daemon tools; however, I do know that traditional methods will work and they are clearly defined in the tutorial.
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