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  1. #11


    Click image for larger version this is the right photo

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  2. #12


    Posts : 123
    Win8.1


    It looks like you did not run DISM correctly. There should be spaces after the command DISM and the option switches.
    Example: DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
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  3. #13


    finally, I got it right. got it in the middle of the page and when I put it in my photo viewer I could magnify it enough to read every thing on it.

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  4. #14


    did not find out any thing that way,
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  5. #15


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    See Bumpkin's post #12.


    If still issues, try a System Restore to a point prior to the problem. System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8 Then do sfc/scan again.


    As stated earlier, I would do a System Refresh due to all the problems. All your files are saved. You may lose some installed software and all Microsoft Updates will have to be reinstalled. But you are starting fresh. If you do a Refresh, the Restore will not be necessary.

    Refresh Windows 8
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  6. #16


    a couple things to save before a system refresh. one is the calendar. the one that comes with the windows 8 was no way as good as the one as in windows XP so I went online an got 1. now I have dr. appointments, what meds to take and when, everything I need to do is posted on that calendar. so I need to save it. and I do have MacAfee total protection. so that would turn off the windows defender?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    I do have MacAfee total protection. so that would turn off the windows defender?

    Yes.

    I would suggest a System Refresh, then research what AV meets your needs. Lot of info on this forum, but each user must make his own decision.

    best Antivirus for win 8.1
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  8. #18


    ok, I just went over the windows 8 for dummies chapter on refreshing the PC which I thought I had done once before. and did everything except on page 345, #5: "when ask, insert your windows 8 disk, flash drive, or whatever else you used to first install windows. with out it,
    go ahead and click cancel. because you can't use the refresh option with out it."

    now, although this PC came with windows 8 installed, it also came with a disk with the following message on the CD

    reinstall the software already installed on the P

    now, will this disk "CD" be enough refresh the PC? I hope so.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Refresh Windows 8


    Use the above.
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  10. #20


    using the above it wants to reboot the PC in windows RE. don't know what that is or how to get there.

    found a way to do it on the PC but it sad some files are missing and I needed to insert media or what ever I used for ins te lation as it would have the mission files. so now what do I do. if it stops me here, it will stop me using the above system
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