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nster

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Hi,

I am new to windows 8, and have encountered a problem.
It appears that the icons that normally appear when you right-click a tile in the metro interface have been replaced with weird symbols (see bottom left corner of attached picture). I have used the refresh option in the PC settings to try and fix the problem, and it did actually work (the icon images came back), except just now they were suddenly replaced with these symbols again.

If you do know how to fix this problem, please help me (I would rather not refresh/ re-install windows again).


I am not extremely 'tech-savvy', so please give directions that a ten year old could follow (please).

Thanks.
 

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Coke Robot

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Hmmm....

Try going to Start, type in cmd. Then right click on the result, at the bottom you'll see Run as administrator. Hit that. That'll open on the Desktop and from there type in sfc /scannow. Let that run its course, then restart and check if that's still going on.
 

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asus

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Hi
Coke Robot do the first command.
There are many solutions.
1 - Troubleshooting Windows 8., Which is available in Windows 8.
Or download the file and then run.


2 - update launch Windows 8
3- Connect an additional monitor.
If you have installed Windows 8 on a netbook is probably a problem of insufficient resolution to run Metro applications. You can connect a larger monitor with higher resolution to resolve the problem. To connect the monitor to open the Charms bar and click on Devices and put it on the Second Screen Only.



4-Uninstall / Reinstall the program Metro

You can do this in the Metro Start Screen, or right-click on your application and bottom of the box open, click on Uninstall.


To re-install the program, go to the Start Screen and Windows Start or click on a tile Store. After opening Shop Charms bar and the search bar of Windows applications like Mail and Calendar etc. your search and then click Install to install them apply.


five solutions:cry: - Unfortunately Refresh Windows
 

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