Apps / Software :: Retrieve Some Of Programs And Apps That Reset Removes

Sep 12, 2013

I have Office 2010 which came preinstalled on my Dell 8300 XPS. I have the key and have recovered the program in the past.

If I Refresh my pc, and find the folder Windows. Old, can I get the Office program out of it or do I have to download from a site and install again?

Obviously I don't know what is in the folder nor what it allows you to retrieve . I do know that when done with it you can delete it.

I can retrieve some of the programs and apps that refresh removes and that is not hard to do. Perhaps I just open the folder, locate the program, and copy and paste it or click 'reinstall'.

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Apps / Software :: Latest Windows Updates Removes Hand To Close Apps?

Apr 21, 2014

I've recently noticed a Windows update that changes the way you close apps, amongst a number of other things.

What it was:

What it is now:

This update was unticked in the 'Update and Recovery' section. Every other update had a checkbox ticked, this one didn't.

Other changes bought along by installing this update:

- New applications in the 'Apps' section of the Start menu are now highlighted with a greybox.
- Shut down options now in the start menu (and search, I'm not sure)

One extra thing that seems to be around depending on... something.

This one's related with Chrome. Usually when you start typing in the url box, your search terms are cut off with a rounded border going around. This box has disappeared with the latest update, but I have seen this happening in earlier versions of Windows.



Opinions on these changes?

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Apps / Software :: Can Able To Change Apps To Programs

Jun 4, 2013

I have the new laptop with Windows 8.Is there any way you can change the apps on the start menu to be programs so I can view them as windows on my Desktop? Like Skype and Video or Music. Because I don't really like having to change from app to app to app to desktop to do what I want.

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Apps / Software :: Missing Some Programs In Programs And Features?

Apr 2, 2014

Recently my mom visited a website that tricked her. She downloaded and installed some stuff she didn't need. I removed the stuff but noticed some other problems. I'm not sure if these are new problems caused by the useless stuff she installed.

Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features is not showing all installed programs. Oddly, the only listed installed programs have names that start with the letter M. 14 programs are listed. See picture. Start Menu -> All Programs -> I suspect some programs are missing. I have a Win 7 style Start menu because I am using IObit's Start Menu 8 program. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools was empty. I fixed that by using SFC /SCANNOW.

I tried using System Restore to go back to an earlier date, but that didn't work. In the process of trying to do that I discovered that BitDefender Internet Security 2014 doesn't get along with Windows 8.1's System Restore feature. I uninstalled BitDefender and successfully went back to an earlier date but still had the same problems with missing programs. I undid the restore. I created a new Windows user account. The new account had the same issues: missing programs in the Start menu and Programs and Features menu.

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Apps / Software :: Win 8 X64 - Some Programs Won't Run?

Oct 1, 2013

I'm on win 8 x64. I just did a fresh install and got all the updates. Everything seems fine except there r a few programs that I can't get to run. These programs install with no errors but when I try to run them they won't open. These programs worked before so I know they're not the problem and they're all legit. I emailed the support people but haven't heard anything yet.

Ashampoo burning studio 12. The compact mode runs but the normal mode fails

Coffeecup HTML editor v12. I get an error when opening it and have to close the program.

Farstone Total Recovery Pro. When I try to run it nothing happens and it doesn't show in task manager.

p.s. I tried all the compatibility, run as administrator options etc. also ran sfc and got no errors

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Win 8.1 Preview - Apps Or Programs?

Jun 25, 2013

Microsoft Talks About How Windows 8.1 Preview Will Work

On x86-based Windows systems, both Windows Store/Metro-Style and Desktop apps will need to be reinstalled.

Because some folks I talk to these days are mixing "apps" and "programs" into the same bag, I want to clarify something ... per the above quote, if I

1) install 8.1 preview; then,

2) install a program (not an app from the app store), like Photoshop ...

Will I have to re-install that program once I update to 8.1 RTM? Or, are the re-installs associated only with apps downloaded from the store?

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Apps / Software :: Reset 8.1 Start Menu To Default

Dec 31, 2013

Is there away I can reset the Windows 8.1 Start Menu to factory settings meaning how it came when it was first installed?

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Apps / Software :: Can't Find Programs

Sep 14, 2011

Where and how do you access your programs in windows 8. I have been looking all day, and found nothing, if you want to run the disc clean up, I can't find it.

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Apps / Software :: How To Find Installed Programs

Sep 20, 2013

Alright, this might sound as a stupid question, but I'm not able to find some of my installed rograms (neither in Metro nor with the searching function at the top right corner). The only way I can find 'em is by going to the installed location. e.g. �torrent

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Apps / Software :: How To Hide Programs From Other Users

Aug 1, 2014

I'm the administrator and would like to haide/keep other users from having the programs available to them. Is there a way to hide short-cuts from other user accounts?

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Apps / Software :: Programs Appearing Twice In Task Bar?

Aug 24, 2014

As you can see in the picture when I open a pinned program it doesn't extend the icon but creates a new icon in the taskbar. This is not happening with all programs like Opera, but iTunes and Skype are both prone to this problem.

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Apps / Software :: Programs Starting When Have Them Disabled?

Feb 28, 2014

Programs that I have disabled at startup are automatically starting on their own

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Apps / Software :: Computer Not Loading Programs

May 28, 2014

I just bought my first computer (24 years old lol) and I have hp. I've had it for a few months and lately when I click to open chrome it won't load, then it starts not loading and program I try and open including control at delete.

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Apps / Software :: Installing Programs To Another Drive

Jun 27, 2013

I just loaded Windows 8 to a 256GB SSD. Can I install my other programs, such as Office, on another Hard Drive so that I do not run out space on my SSD?

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Apps / Software :: Programs For Tweaking And Customization?

Dec 24, 2013

Windows 8 and i dont like it! Call me old fashion, but i can't stand it. I need a start menu with some struction. I bought the laptop for my old lady, and she agrees. She prefer the old look.

So it there any programs where i can manage some tweaks and customization? I read somewhere that there's a easy way to get back the classic start menu. Is there any program that cover that or do i have to change things in the registry?

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Apps / Software :: Programs Are Exiting After Launch?

Mar 22, 2014

When i launch certain programs in windows desktop they close after a second (or less). I noticed that if i run them with administrator mode they run normally.

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Apps / Software :: Certain Programs Won't Startup With Computer

Sep 15, 2014

I have Peerblock to start up with the computer (it has an icon set inside the Startup folder by me), yet that program never runs; I have to click that listing inside the Startup folder manually for it to start. I have two other programs in there to start with the computer, and the both run the way they're supposed to. Why is this program procrastinating to start up with the computer?

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Windows 8 All Tiles Apps And Programs Have Disappeared?

Jun 23, 2014

Yesterday I was watching a video on YouTube no problems when all of a sudden it shut down and didn't want to load back up, after clicking the shortcut on the desktop a dialogue window popped up saying that 'this program isn't in this location' (or something similar) and if I wanted to delete the shortcut. Thinking nothing much of it I rebooted my machine.

After rebooting, some of my tiles were missing and the rest of the tiles had a small black 'X' on the corner, I couldn't open any of my apps and searching for them resulted in the icon popping up in the charms bar but was unable to open them. Literally 20 seconds later all of the tiles disappeared, the charms bar stopped working and the whole screen looked completely blank.

One more reboot later and I have no tiles on the main start screen, no tiles when I swipe down to all apps, no search results for control panel or task manager, the charms bar works but all I can do is access my WiFi network, volume and screen or search.

The tablet is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2.

Here's a few photos

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Apps / Software :: Programs Won't Start Unless Running As Administrator?

Sep 7, 2013

A few weeks ago, after using the computer for some time, (The problem doesn't start until a few hours later) my programs won't start up unless running as administrator. All programs. Including notepad. (not sure about cmd) I have not done a full scan on my computer because it estimates more than one day and the estimated time still extends.

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Apps / Software :: Where To Find Programs And Saved Files

Jun 15, 2014

I loaded office 10 and do not know where to find word to open it?

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Apps / Software :: Some Programs Fail To Auto Startup?

Apr 19, 2014

My programs that has yellow-blue shield like this fail to autostart at log-on or windows startup. I tried many ways: registry, put their shortcuts in startup folder, changed gpedit.msc so that they start on log-on... none of them works. This problem seems to affect only programs with that yellow-blue shield (whatever its name is).

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Open All Apps / Programs In Metro?

Feb 7, 2013

Is there any way to open all apps/programs in metro? Dont like the desktop just want metro

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Apps / Software :: Programs Uninstalled After Windows 8.1 Update

Oct 18, 2013

Before updating, a message was shown that updating will not delete any of my information or files but apps will be uninstalled. Upon restarting my laptop, my apps were uninstalled (and I just re-installed them) but my program files were also uninstalled. Yea, I can just install them all again but some program file that were uninstalled were my Microsoft Office that I paid for and the paid software that came preinstalled on my laptop (Like the webcam, movie editor, etc). I really need those software (especially office) but I do not want to pay for them. Would a system restore bring back those files? Is that the only way I can get those programs (and others) back?

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Apps / Software :: How To Uninstall Programs From Command Line

May 19, 2014

How do i uninstall programs from the command line? I know how to do it in windows, and i did that, but they still are there in my start/metro screen. When i click on them they open into a command prompt window. If i click uninstall from metro it just takes me around to add/remove programs where they have already been deleted?

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 - How To Make Programs Available To Certain Users

May 17, 2014

I just got Windows 8, and there are some programs that I want exclusively on my account. We have two accounts set up so far, and I just don't want to clutter up the other user's desktop with my stuff. Is there a way to assign a program to certain users?

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Apps / Software :: Installed Programs Not Opening On New User

Oct 28, 2013

Basically I had the original "user" in control panel that I used when getting my gateway laptop and I decided to make a new user with admin privileges for no apparent real reason and then I ended up removing the old user account.

Once I did this, a bunch of programs that I installed with my original user account stopped opening, so I uninstalled them and re installed them and they still aren't opening. They just sit in task manager and don't open - is there anything I can do to fix this or is my best bet to reformat [which I could do, but I have a lot of files and I don't have a backup external apart from online which would take a long time to back up with cause of uploading etc].

Also I've attached my system info screenshot as well

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Apps / Software :: Uninstalling Program In Programs And Feature?

Sep 12, 2013

I'm running windows 8 x64 and when I open 'Programs and Features' to uninstall a program, the 'Uninstall' button that is usually next to the 'Organize' button is missing. Also when I try to right click on most programs and left click the 'Uninstall' option, I get the message "An error occurred while trying to uninstall X. It may have already been uninstalled. Would you like to remove X from the Programs and Features list?" However, those programs have not been uninstalled.

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Apps / Software :: How To Change Files From Opening In Default Programs

May 28, 2014

My laptop is defaulting e-mail attachments and most programs to open in windows picture viewer, and if it isn't a picture I am unable to view the file without saving it and selecting 'open with'

How I can just get it to open in the appropriate program first time?

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Apps / Software :: After System Restore Majority Of Programs Not Working

Aug 5, 2014

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 2013 64-bit) was playing up today and instead of restarting it, I foolishly clicked on the option to "refresh the pc". Little did I know that this would remove all my current programs....

I decided then to do a System Restore. Now, all my programs are back, however, the majority of my programs such Firefox, Microsoft Office and such will not even open!!!

I would just like to know if there is anyway to get these programs running again without having to reinstall them all?

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Apps / Software :: Move All Installed Applications / Programs To New Profile?

May 23, 2014

Tried uninstall and install the drivers lots of times and restored to an earlier point, no joy. Consequently I created a new user and the mouse and keyboard are working perfect.How could I use/share any programs/ applications I have installed and use in the newly creted profile?

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Apps / Software :: How To Add Media Monkey To Set Default Programs List

Oct 11, 2013

I Just wanted to know how to make Media Monkey my default player for mp3 & Flac everything except videos, How do I Add Media Monkey to the 'Set Your Default Programs List' as it's not there? And its not listed in Desktop> Apps nor is it in Firefox > Tools > Options> Set Applications List Also whilst on MM (I think these may by related) If I open MM GUI the USER CONTOL WINDOW pops up and ask do you want this program to alter your computer etc IF I select MORE and set the Slider to 'do not ask for permission' the Windows Control window media monkey everything Freezes (wish I could get rid of it) only way out is to turn off the computer I was thinking it may be that MM is not the Default for Media Monkey GUI just guessing

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