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NOT able to turn on Network Discovery / File Printer Sharing on windows 8

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I have Windows 8 home edition and I have the administrator rights. I tried to turn on Network Discovery and File & Printer Sharing by ticking both bullets and clicking "Save Change". But when I went right back to the same screen again, both reverted back to "Turn off ....". Meaning it is just not allowing me to change the setting to turn the features on. What is wrong? Did I miss anything?
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Try running System File Checker to see if this will correct the problem.

Open an admin command prompt and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, run again and then restart the computer.

Test to see if this will fix the problem.

If not, follow the Microsoft Support Article below

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821 

And try  DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes)
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@Castlewood  - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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