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Windows 8 Features update


muddypaws
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My neighbour's W.8 laptop has stuck at 15% on the above auto update for about 45 mins.

Is there a problem with this update?

Not being familiar with 8 is it safe to change screens and run it in the background?

Thanks.

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Jock1e

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Maybe if you give us the Update number we can see if we can find any problems that others may have had with it.

Found this but probably not the problem that your neighbour has.

Click here

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muddypaws

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Jock1e

Thanks.

I had searched and found several entries re problems. Mainly audio and video drivers, but I wasn't prepared to

attempt those solutions.

However it completed after an hour and a half and then I discovered it had changed a lot of things.

IE was no longer on its tile nor desktop. I.m pretty sure we were on MSN browser, but I had put 7 or 8 favourites on to

make things a bit simple for him ( his first computer/desktop).

It seems to be displaying in full screen as there are no options at the top, but I see now that W+Z

may be the answer.

Will see him this evening.

I only went to import some photos from his camera and a CD and to put them in folders which went OK.

Hope I never get W8.

I might bring his laptop back and work on it in peace!!

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Jock1e

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I must admit I do use W8 but had to download Classic Shell so that I could get all programs start menu and switch off back again.

I can work it ok using that but without it I would probably have went back to W/7.

rdave13 knows quite a lot about W/8 and he may be able to help you with the problem.

If you left click the bottom left corner of the Taskbar it gives you a few different options of where to go.

If you go into add remove.Turn windows features on or of and wait for it to load Internet Explorer should appear just under Hyper_v and should be ticked if not ticked tick it and it should install.

Or if not installed run windows updates again and that would install it.

Just wondering if Running sfc /scannow in command prompt would fix it.

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muddypaws

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Jock1e

Thanks.

Another thing I noticed ( for rdave13 if he sees this) is that when moving his photos from Documents, which is where they

initially went, to Photo Gallery I copied and pasted as in XP which worked, but then saw ther were copies of them all In

Documents.

Oh well!!

Am out all day, back this evening.

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muddypaws

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Seem to have lost the ability to space the lines out on here now!

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rdave13

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I think the update culprit could have been the 'BROWSER CHOICE' one. This hides IE from the taskbar and start menu. To get IE back, pointer to right corner, search (under apps) and type internet explorer. Right click it and select 'pin to start'. Repeat and select 'pin to taskbar'. The tile will return and you can open the desktop version via the taskbar icon. As for Photos Gallery it auto shows what's in the library I think. Folders listed on left pane. To add a new folder, file - include folder - add - then left pane to navigate.

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muddypaws

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rdave13

Thanks for that. Will check it out on his laptop in the morning.

Also when we are on his BT Yahoo mail page, can that be added somewhere

visible ie task bar as opposed to in IE favourites as it has gone from the email

tile?

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muddypaws

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rdave13

We have IE back and his Yahoo mail. Thanks.

Beeing a bit thick with W8 I didn't realise the favourites came up as thumbnails along the bottom of the screen.

They do on his version now anyway. Prior to the update there was a favs star top right of the web

page.

No doubt I will be back here again despite having 'An Idiots Guide to Windows 8' paper back.

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rdave13

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On the tile IE, right clicking is like showing tabs. Hitting the '+' sign opens a new tab and shows frequent and favourites. I must admit that I use the desktop IE more than the tile version. Similarly if you right click in the tile IE and just click on the bottom addy bar that will also bring up the frequent and favourites.

As for the favourites 'star', that should be on the desktop version of IE. Desktop tile - taskbar - IE icon.

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muddypaws

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rdave13

Apologies for late reply.

All is sorted I have made it simple for him ( and me).

Been working on the d/top screen and dragged/dropped a dozen of the web sites of his choice on

to it plus a few other adjustments.

I must say that to enter into the computer world ( as he has) with W8 is extremely confusing.

Then again I expect XP was the same with me 10 years ago!

Have given him a few hours practice and he thinks I am a genius!!!

Must say most of it is down to these forums over the years.

Will resolve with many thanks.

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