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Posted on 2013-06-03
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Win8 only 4 tiles opening up
Also lost the library.

Can I restore thus?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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I suggest first trying to go back to a restore point. If that doesn't work, try a refresh. Here's an explanation of how to do both:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc

I would not do the third action in that article (reset) unless I had exhausted all other possibilities for fixing the problem. Regards, Joe
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Close all apps and then run this fixit


http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/4/F24D0C03-4181-4E5B-A23B-5C3A6B5974E3/apps.diagcab


Restart pc and check.



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by:mac30
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Tried advice offered, didn't work.
I ended up re-formatting
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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That's a shame. When I mentioned the article above, I was hoping you wouldn't have to go to the third action ("Remove everything and reinstall Windows") or equivalent. Too bad we couldn't find a fix less painful than that. In any case, thanks for posting your results. Regards, Joe
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