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Apps won't open, half my programs don't work, system slow.

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    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    Apps won't open, half my programs don't work, system slow.


    Hello, after doing the security update for windows 8.1 my pc seems to have gone haywire. None of my apps will open or work, I'm locked onto a local account and not my linked account, only google chrome and steam will open.

    This problem happened before so I finally broke down and restored all the way back to windows 8. Please help me so I don't have to do this again.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jaskson, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What happens when you try to sign in to your Microsoft account?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


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

    What happens when you try to sign in to your Microsoft account?
    Just worked 5 hours with a microsoft tech and he couldn't fix it.

    Tried that didn't work. Says can't connect.

    Thanks for reply.
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo it.
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo it.
    Thanks for the advice man.

    Problem is I installed a new SSD yesterday and deleted all restore points haha. Luckily I found a saved windows 8 iso in my other drives download folder. I mounted that put my key in and am now in the process of updating 93 items at once before upgrading to 8.1
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    64-bit Windows 10


    I hope it goes smoothly and quickly.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I hope it goes smoothly and quickly.
    Considering this is the exact same process I used last time I doubt it will.

    Only thing I'm doing differently is leaving system restore on and doing all 93 updates before upgrading to 8.1.
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