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  1. #40


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Depending on why you needed to run SFC, did you go through all options in the blue Note box under step 3 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to see if may help allow SFC to repair the files afterwards? It not, then it may help to not need to do a repair install.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    Brink,

    You are a prince! I did the powershell DISM command that you recommended then sfc /scannow and no errors. This was after running sfc 4 times without success before DISM.

    However, it did not help my situation. Devices and Printers still takes about 2 or 3 minutes to load everytime. That is why I was going to do a Repair install of Win 8.1. I am still getting the "We can't tell if your PC is ready to continue installing Windows 8.1" error.

    Many thanks for your help. I was unaware of that command.

    Silver
    The hang could be from one of the devices. You might troubleshoot by disconnecting the devices one at a time testing inbetween to see if a culprit may be found.

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  2. #41


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Depending on why you needed to run SFC, did you go through all options in the blue Note box under step 3 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to see if may help allow SFC to repair the files afterwards? It not, then it may help to not need to do a repair install.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
    Brink,

    You are a prince! I did the powershell DISM command that you recommended then sfc /scannow and no errors. This was after running sfc 4 times without success before DISM.

    However, it did not help my situation. Devices and Printers still takes about 2 or 3 minutes to load everytime. That is why I was going to do a Repair install of Win 8.1. I am still getting the "We can't tell if your PC is ready to continue installing Windows 8.1" error.

    Many thanks for your help. I was unaware of that command.

    Silver
    The hang could be from one of the devices. You might troubleshoot by disconnecting the devices one at a time testing inbetween to see if a culprit may be found.
    Hi Brink,

    I removed all non-essential devices. No help. It still takes 2-3 minutes to load Devices and Printers.

    Thanks for your help,

    Silver
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  3. #42


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, do you have this same delay when opening Network in the navigation pane of File Explorer?

    If so, then one of your network devices may be the cause. Possible waiting on a multimedia device.
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  4. #43


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As a test, do you have this same delay when opening Network in the navigation pane of File Explorer?

    If so, then one of your network devices may be the cause. Possible waiting on a multimedia device.
    No, no delay at all. Network opened immediately.
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  5. #44


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Have you tried the repair install again to see if it may be able to work now?
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  6. #45


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Have you tried the repair install again to see if it may be able to work now?
    Yes, same problem as before.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Well, it looks like you may need to refresh Windows 8.1 instead.
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  8. #47


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Well, it looks like you may need to refresh Windows 8.1 instead.
    I will live with the problem rather than do a refresh. I Googled the problem ..... there are many others who have experienced this over the last several years. Of course, I could not find a response from Microsoft, even on their TechNet site, where the question has been posed many times.

    I appreciate your help. Maybe someday MS with get off their behinds and address this.
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  9. #48


    Quote Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
    Hi

    I have W 8.1, and W8 install DVD, is there a way to repair install version 8.1?

    Thanks

    Daniel
    This is a great guide. I have just used it for a repair of Windows 8.1 Pro, here are some extra notes:

    • You need a Windows 8.1 ISO. It is possible to download one from Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help
    • You cannot run the repair install with your Windows 8 key, setup will not accept it. To get around it you have to use the KMS key from this page Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys and then change the key to your own Windows 8 product key before you activate. Your Windows 8 key will be accepted for activation, just not setup(!?).
    • The option to change the key is hidden! From a command line run "slui 3" without the quotes
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  10. #49


    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update


    Quote Originally Posted by tool8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
    Hi

    I have W 8.1, and W8 install DVD, is there a way to repair install version 8.1?

    Thanks

    Daniel
    This is a great guide. I have just used it for a repair of Windows 8.1 Pro, here are some extra notes:

    • You need a Windows 8.1 ISO. It is possible to download one from Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help
    • You cannot run the repair install with your Windows 8 key, setup will not accept it. To get around it you have to use the KMS key from this page Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys and then change the key to your own Windows 8 product key before you activate. Your Windows 8 key will be accepted for activation, just not setup(!?).
    • The option to change the key is hidden! From a command line run "slui 3" without the quotes
    Hi

    great info, thanks, is the iso for x64?

    Thanks

    Daniel
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