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Installed Preview and lost everything, or did I?

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Installed Preview and lost everything, or did I?


    I am not sure what is goings on. But after installing the Consumer Preview there is no option to view Outlook mail anymore.

    So one question at a time...

    1.Is there a way for me to recover my emaisl from Vista's "Windows Mail"?

    2. I am trying to install Turbo Tax again (lost that too) but now it is saying that it cannot find Framework 3.5. =/

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    When I try to turn on Framework 3.5 in Windows 8, I get the error msg
    "Windows couldn't complete the requested change"

    Error code: 0x800736CC
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    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Just Google .net framework 3.5 , download and run it. do the same with 4.0.

    MS outlook uses a .pst file to hold all of your mail stuff. You still need to set up your account with your internet provider again. Google on how to load in your old .pst . BTW, you should have backed up your Outlook files way before loading in a new operating system.
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Just Google .net framework 3.5 , download and run it. do the same with 4.0.

    MS outlook uses a .pst file to hold all of your mail stuff. You still need to set up your account with your internet provider again. Google on how to load in your old .pst . BTW, you should have backed up your Outlook files way before loading in a new operating system.
    I did that. DL'd the Framework 3.5 archive, installed it and ended up with the same error as when Windows 8 tried to use Windows Update to turn on Framework 3.5 in Control Panel/Programs.

    I was able to recover the emails however by installing MS Outlook from Office instead of Windows Mail from Vista.

    Still totally fubar though when it comes to reinstalling programs that req. Framework 3.5 for whatever reason.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    You update from Vista ? no surprise then.
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  6. #6


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I have native utility from ASUS laptop that need net framework 3.5. Then have it installed. But, later I should uncheck it on the windows features as it caused firefox 10.0.2 crashing immediately. Now Firefox run smoothly.
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  7. #7


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Go to control panel and find the "turn windows features on or off" under programs. See if . NET Framework 3.5 is there but just not enabled..
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