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Solved 8.1 trashed system


raccoon

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Northeast UK

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22
#1
I upgraded from windows 7 a few months ago to windows 8. All was going great and I was happy with it. Having a desktop like before for the wife and a new windows one for me. Anyway I went on to download 8.1. This ran ok but took almost 5 hours to download and set up even on my broadband running at 14 Mbs. Anyway all was doing ok until the last group of updates from Microsoft. I could not use IE and other programs in the computer just would not load. I could get onto my home page but that was it. No links would work, my email could not be got at. I uninstalled the updates and still the computer was not right. In the end I used system restore to a date before updates and that went well making the computer usable again. That was till them updates got back in. In the end I have had to use the system disc and clean out the computer and put windows 8 back in totally. I have now knocked the automatic updates on the head opting for them to be downloaded but not installed till I make sure that 8.1 is not in there. I cannot go back to windows 7 which I would like to after all this messing about. Windows 8 is good but that's where is will stop at praising it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    Internet Speed
    14mbps
    Antivirus
    norton
    Other Info
    upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8

badtyper

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39
#2
I agree with you I also wish today I had never installed Win8 and today really wish had not done the 8.1 IMHO degrade of the already flawed windows operating system. Right off with Win8 from Win7 my year old programs like Roxie Video Pro. could not be installed, also my Sony programs could not be installed. But some really old programs installed with WinXD they could be installed. Now with Win8.1 WiFi router a brand new Netgear Night Hawk has to be reconnected each time system is started. Also all other Win7 systems I have will connect to my new Canon G16 WiFi camera, Win8.1 won't connect does not find my camera. So Microsoft again like many past failed operating systems, you have failed your system users.:cry:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8
    Computer type
    Laptop
#3
Don't you have a recovery partition so you can reset it to factory settings ?

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

theog

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#5
You can not use a OEM manufacturer's Recovery Partition on a PC updated to Windows 8.1.

You need to use the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD/USB disk/'s.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

badtyper

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Posts
39
#6
This morning I started the Win8.1 computer and the router was connected and working. I also found the Canon G16 had been found yesterday, but it was not shown yesterday as being found. But it still will not connect to my G16, just can't connect to it. so again Win8.1 is failing to work as the Win7 systems do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8
    Computer type
    Laptop
#7
Hang in there.
This forum has good people in it.
If anyone here can find a solution, they will surely help you. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

TechnoMage

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Power User
Central Florida

Posts
389
#8
I know already that this is of no real help, once you're in trouble, but for someone who's NOT yet in trouble with 8.1......

A very good friend was running Windows 7 on his laptop and it was running well, with many programs he had installed, but he wanted to try Windows 8.1. So being not only his friend, but his Computer Tech as well, I gave him my best advise and here it is.

Buy another hard drive! Remove your Windows 7 drive from the laptop and put it in a safe place and install the new hard drive in the laptop. Then install Windows 8.1, and if it runs well, then keep it, and if it doesn't, then clone your old Windows 7 HD to the newer, bigger and faster hard drive you just bought. (the new drive is a 1TB, 7200 rpm drive)

Well, he took my advise and did what I said, and today he's running W-8.1, and is a very happy camper. It's always better to be SAFE and not Sorry! Eh?

Never trash your old OS, in favor of a new one, that might not work well for you.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    PNY, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA, GForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21" HP
    Hard Drives
    Seagate SATA III, 500GB
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG Free
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 pro

theog

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#9

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

badtyper

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Member
Posts
39
#10
I will download this Canon software update along with what Microsoft is also requiring,and we will see what it helps.

Seems the download did nothing to help connect the G16 to computer running Win8.1 just glad I have other systems running Win7 that do connect my Canon G16.:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8
    Computer type
    Laptop

Ztruker

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#11
[DEL]How is the Canon G16 connected? USB or Wireless?[/DEL]

Never mind, bad question. I thought the G16 was a printer!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH
#12
A lot of good replies there. A few points to think about. I do have the windows 7 disc but I am just going to wait for a while. I will NOT be doing the 8.1 update. Last night I did the updates for windows 8 and there were 57 all told. Its running ok at moment so I am now looking around for some free to use programs to burn my music to discs. Luckily after the main hard drive was formatted when I put windows 8 back in I found my backup discs containing all my photos, music and documents. Some documents I had not backed up since before doing the update so I have lost them. I downloaded a free program to see if it could find any that was left intact on the hard drive. It found lots but nearly all were unrecoverable. Still there are a lot of lessons to be learnt here and the main one is TO BACK UP EVERYTHING on a regular basis. This is what I am going to do from now on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    Internet Speed
    14mbps
    Antivirus
    norton
    Other Info
    upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8

Ztruker

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#13
Windows Media Player will burn music to CD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH