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need help with utorrent in windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1

    need help with utorrent in windows 8.1


    i have windows 8.1 and cant stand it! i downloaded "startmenu8" becuz i dont like dealing with the barney-like tiles...i downloaded utorrent and just recently was able to download files from sites like kickass, etc and watch movies....but somehow (thru virus or my own computer illiteracy) i am no longer able to download any torrents to utorrent....if first asks me "how do you want to open this type of file (.utorrent)?" my options are "look in the app store" or "other options"...i dont have this app in the my app store (im assuming this means those tiles in window 8.1) ...when i open the tile named "store" its a blank blue screen...sometimes it says "windows cannot find 'ms-windows-store:Assoc?fileext=torrent' "....please help! i was able to download torrents just two days ago....

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Sounds like you downloaded "Start 8" installation over again.. meaning you downloaded something you should not have..

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    StartIsBack - real start menu for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

    These are real websites..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    i downloaded "start menu 8".....this is as bad as "start 8"?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    i ended up uninstalling "start menu 8" and installed "classic shell"....same error messages :-(
    so i dont know if it has anything to do with the start menus...i even went back to using the modern menu ....nothing...i keep tinkering....thx for responding earlier !
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  5. #5


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    JON, open right charm bar > settings > change PC Settings > update and recovery > recovery > then choose "refresh your pc without effecting files
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    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    ok i did the refresh but it said "refresh was not completed...nothing altered" (something to that effect)....maybe cuz my laptop is so new?? i bought it a month ago in the states....now i live in Honduras....i currently download stuff to my cell and view it on my laptop when i want a bigger screen....so at least THAT works lol...i appreciate your help! all i know is that it worked last week and now i cant download torrents....ive run different anti-virus, malware cleaners, ccleaner, adware cleaner all to try and get any bugs out...even looked into restoring the original UI Modern (or whatever you call that)
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you can also choose > Reset this PC < and the PC will be re-written back to factory settings

    middle option > remove everything and reinstall windows
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    do you think that may solve my issue??
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jonfritz View Post
    do you think that may solve my issue??
    It will take your PC back to the day you got it...
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Of course it will and technically that should solve my issue....better now when i dont have much stuff on it...all easily replaceable and downloadable....i will let u know what happens
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