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sablerock

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This option has been removed from my Win 8.0 system. Still used it on 27 Dec 2020. How did MS actually remove it? Via registry? Can it be revived?
I have a System image restore point from 27 Dec. If I restore it, will Windows 7 File Recovery be back in Control Panel?
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
I'm just curious to see what kind of answers you'll get, since this is a Windows 8 forum and you're asking questions about Windows 7.
Good Luck,
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

sablerock

New Member
no It's win 8.0, Been part of my OS for YEARS. Now thanks to MS I am forced to look for 3rd party software.
Anycase , my backups are done and I will do the Restore point today and see what happens.
Then I have to get another 3rd party App to block all OS internet tarffic.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel

billmcct

New Member
AFAIR when upgrading Win 7 to Win 8 the option was left over in the control panel. With the upgrade to Win 8.1, MS Removed the leftover option from the control panel. Don't think you can get it back. This only happened when upgrading Win 7. A new install of Win 8 wouldn't have that in the control panel.
 

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System One

  • OS
    win 8.1 Core
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv6
    CPU
    i3
    Browser
    Palemoon 28.x

sablerock

New Member
Well I restored my Disc image from 27 Dec 2020 and the option is back. Installed 3rd party App to stop MS installs.
Since there are fantastic apps like Macrium to do this duty, I suppose the whole thing is a mute point..hence the little interest in the topic.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Ages ago, Windows 8.0 was deemed a pig, a beast and a huge Mistake! The old 8.0 forum was ablaze with hate over it.
I can only guess at the HATE Mail that MS received over it.

MS finally released 8.1 which they should have named Windows 9.0, because 8.1 was like a totally new OS, and a breath of fresh air.

I've been running 8.1 since its release, with narry a problem.
So with all that history, I'm aghast that anyone is still running, or trying to run, that OS.

Windows 8.1, both 32 bit and 64 bit, is so easy to find and download, no-one should still be running Windows 8.0.

Happy Holidays Mates!
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

Teeotsa

Member
Windows 8.1, both 32 bit and 64 bit, is so easy to find and download, no-one should still be running Windows 8.0.
Windows 8.0 is basically Windows 8.1 without Metro UI improvements. Well, in my experience Windows 8.0 ran better than Windows 8.1. So i would choose Windows 8.0. Also, its unsupported now so you don't have to check & install updates everyday (Ah, i don't do it anyways on my 8.1 System)
Surprisingly, most of the programs still support Windows 8.0
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5 3470
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75 Pro3-M
    Memory
    HyperX Fury DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz + 2x2GB Samsung Sticks
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston A400 240GB
    1TB SEAGATE HDD
    Internet Speed
    10 Mb/s | 2Mb/s
    Browser
    Google Chrome 96, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 80
    Antivirus
    No third-party Antivirus software is installed on my system.
    Other Info
    I don't update my installation of Windows. I find it unnecessary.
    Also, i've disabled Windows Defender and Windows Firewall because i don't need them!😂
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