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Repair Install Windows 8

  1. #220


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    A repair install will be like a refresh, but you don't lose anything.

    Since you posted there that your keyboard worked fine the other day, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this issue may be able to sort it.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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  2. #221


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Bob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    A repair install will be like a refresh, but you don't lose anything.

    Since you posted there that your keyboard worked fine the other day, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this issue may be able to sort it.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    A system restore usually fixed the issue but all my restore points got deleted so i need another solution.
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  3. #222


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    If there is an issue with the driver, then a repair install should help.
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  4. #223


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    What would happen if i didnt disable any anti virus software (malware bytes and windows defender)
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  5. #224


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    It could interfere with the repair install causing it to fail, but the two you listed shouldn't have any problems though.
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  6. #225


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It could interfere with the repair install causing it to fail, but the two you listed shouldn't have any problems though.
    what happens when it fails
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  7. #226


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    It will usually revert back to what you had before, but mostly just wastes a lot of your time.
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  8. #227


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks for the help. I hope this works
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  9. #228


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    "we couldnt install windows 8.1"
    I presume this is due to my anti virus software?
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  10. #229


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    The installation media needs to be the same as what you currently have installed, or it will also fail. If the installed Windows is more updated than the installation media, it will also fail.
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