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  1. #150


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you so much....you rule! Soooo fast!

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  2. #151


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  3. #152


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Shawn...me again...

    The process went on very well....BUT some programs' exe files are not found by Windows when I try to open them (Ccleaner and Office 2010 are examples) Ccleaner I uninstalled and reinstalled but the message is the same " Windows cannot find.....make sure you typed the name correctly...." Office 2010 I ran the repair option but the message comes on again....is there any hint you can give me on how to solve this problem?

    Thank you!

    PS: It just ocurred to me that before the reinstall I had TuneUp Utilities 2014 installed and after the reinstall I decided to unistall it....I did so and also went on to the registry to delete other TuneUp entries that were not deleted....can that be the culprit? Shoul I reinstall it and try again?
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  4. #153


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. Reinstalling the affected programs usually should have sorted it for you.

    See if creating a new shortcut directly from the .exe file of the program may help if the current shortcut is broken.
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  5. #154


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It is not a shortcut matter because I tried opening the exe file through a command line and it stated that it could not find it although I clearly saw it there. Any other hint? Did you read my PS?
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  6. #155


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure TuneUp Utilities would have affected this unless you moved your Program Files folder location.

    What happens when you open the .exe file directly in it's folder?
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  7. #156


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The same message "Windows cannot find etc" Oh oh....I was doing that in my PC Tools folder, which was another program that had this problem and I uninstalled, and hadnŽt seen Microsoft OfficeŽs folder which is practically empty...IŽll uninstall it and install it again and report back to you....it will be two hours from now, since I have to go out now....thank you so much fot your prompt help and generosity!
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  8. #157


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The thing got worse: I uninstalled Microsoft Office and before reinstalling I tried to run KMSpico and it gave me the same error, so I unisntalled it and installed it anew BUT now I couldnt even install it because I got the windows error message "Unable to execute file [path] create process failed, code 2" Well, Malwarebytes does not catch any malware (I thought could be doing this) and my anti virus neither....so Im at a loss here....any ideas?
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  9. #158


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'd say it's time to reinstall Windows.
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  10. #159


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    IŽll still try and go around it....thank you so much for your kind help!
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