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DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

  1. #170


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's worth a try. Be sure to create a restore point before installing it in case you need to undo it afterwards.

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  2. #171


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    was doing a bit of searching and I am not sure if this makes any difference or not but the version of Windows 8.1 that I have is not the pro version - guessing it is just the home version since it does not say enterprise either.
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  3. #172


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Okay, will give it a try, but I really don't trust the system restore on this darn computer. Computer is only about 6 months old and I have not changed anything in the registry or anything else (just run my scans and added a few pieces of software) but the first time I ran the darn system restore I ended up having to call Dell and they ended up having me do a refresh and I ended up having to install everything again. I also tried doing a restore one other time and it said it failed but things were changed back to that restore point.

    I think I will use my acronis true image, to make a complete backup as well and then try installing it. Will be back in touch in the morning since I want to do both of those and then download that file and try installing it. Thanks again and I will be back in touch asap
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  4. #173


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I did install that download but the administrative templates still is not appearing when I go to edit group policy. I watched where it was installed to and the installation put it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows8.1-Update\

    I did open the folders that are showing when I open Edit Group Policy and I noticed that both folders for software settings are empty and both of the Policy-Based Qos files that are in there no items to show in this view. Is this normal. I am just wondering if perhaps there is some sort of issue with the entire group policy editor - or if since this is only Windows 8.1 home edition it does not come with everything that group policy editor should come with.


    I also checked the location that the download was installed into and there is absolutely nothing else in that folder - not sure if that is applicable or not.
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  5. #174


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    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you might consider to refresh Windows 8.1.
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  6. #175


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I had problems shortly after getting this darn computer about 6 months ago and after doing a system restore I only had a black screen and had to do a refresh and had to install all my software again and even though there isn't that much on here, it was a royal pain in the butt. I really hate to do that, I wish windows 8.1 had the option like vista had to install the disk and do a startup repair (but I have no idea if that would fix an issue like this anyway).

    I did find some information stating that windows 8.1 home does not come with the group policy editor Windows 8 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia so I am not sure how I have any parts of it on the computer anyway. It figures that MS would leave something that is needed off of a computer system. ARGH..... I am guessing that perhaps after I was on the phone with Dell and doing that refresh they had me do something that installed some parts of the group policy editor.

    Before I go through all of that again, maybe I will try using my backup that I created about 2 weeks ago and see if running sfc /scannow still shows errors or not and if so if running the DISM will fix them. It might be worth a shot before having to do a complete refresh of windows 8.1.
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  7. #176


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    was just looking at the link for refreshing the pc and noticed something about creating a custom recovery image to use to refresh the pc. would that allow me to refresh the pc without loosing anything? Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

    Never mind - just read to the bottom and that won't work since the image would have to be a good image and there are issues with the computer that the dism commands won't fix.
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  8. #177


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    64-bit Windows 10


    In this case you do not want to create a custom recovery image. That's basically like creating a system image of your current state, and refresh will go back to it. Since you are currently having issues, you wouldn't want to keep going back to the same issues.

    Instead, you would want to do a default refresh.
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  9. #178


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    after reading that entire page I did realize that. thanks. I think I am going to try using my complete pc backup from 2 weeks ago first and see if that will bring the computer back to a healthy stage and if that does not work then I will have to do a refresh

    A lot of good getting the disk and flash drive of the operating system did since I can't do a repair install on windows 8.1 to fix the issue. Oh well. Thanks again
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  10. #179


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I had some things to take care of for my parents, but when I came back I tried using the image backup from about 2 weeks ago with Acronis true image first and then ran the sfc /scannow command at the elevated prompt and everything came back clean. Since I have not installed any new software to the computer over the past two weeks, I have no idea what caused all the issues that could not be fixed (unless it had to do with some MS Update or another). Anyway the computer is now up and running with no problems found when running the sfc command so I am hoping that all is good with the computer again and I did not have to do a complete refresh of the computer. Thanks so Very Much for all your help and patience. You have no idea how much I appreciate it
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