by pat111otter 13 Sep 2014

Who has windows 8? Mine is driving me potty! A little while ago, I put an update in, and lost all my apps and cant get them back. But more importantly, when I buy designs, I cannot get the instructions that go with them, and sometimes I need the instructions!

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by pat111otter 16 Sep 2014

To all you lovely ladies who stepped in to help me with my problem, I'm absolutely over the moon today! After spending hours fiddling about with the PC, I've finally found out how to get the instructions that came with the designs I've ordered! I haven't got the apps back, but I no longer care about that bit, to be able to see instructions for the designs
Is more important. What did I do ?? I saw a message - "Do you have Adobe Reader? If not, install it for free". So I thought "What harm can be done?" So I installed it, and BINGO! I can now read everything I need to! I so nearly gave up on using the machine, I was that fed up with it all! Now for my next project! Thank you all again!

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by rescuer Moderator 14 Sep 2014

Have you tried to do a "search" and type the name of the app in? The apps may be there just not where you used to see them.
To find your downloads click on the Windows key and at the same time the letter "E" (the Windows key looks like a flag and it is located at the bottom left of the keyboard by the Ctrl key)

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rescuer by rescuer 14 Sep 2014

Sorry click too soon...Look to the left and Downloads should be under Favorites

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by shirl4146 14 Sep 2014

Sorry... at this moment, my son is working on a friends computer that's having the same problems after doing the update. He says, start all over from the beginning, there must be a problem with one of the updates.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Sep 2014

I was thinking about uninstalling and starting again, but worried that I would lose all my designs. Should I put everything on a USB stick first?

crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Sep 2014

I would. Better save then sorry and make sure that they really are on your USB. A external hard drive would be better and would have more room to put on anything you do not want to risk tloosing.

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by debswebster 14 Sep 2014

Ooh, so frustrating!! Let us know how you solve this problem. Good luck!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Sep 2014

I will let you know. It's more than the apps that have vanished! When I buy designs and download them, I seem to be going all round the world to find them. I never had any of these problems with Windows XP or Windows 7, neither of which you can buy anymore!

rescuer by rescuer 14 Sep 2014

You can still order Windows 7 computers. They just make you think you cannot at the stores. If I were to get a new computer for myself tomorrow -- I would buy a Windows 7 Professional version.

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by lbrow 14 Sep 2014

Well Pat welcome to the windows 8 Haters Club. I think we are many. Hope rescuer has helped you with her info, I don't know what I would do without her/Lillian

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gerryb by gerryb 14 Sep 2014

AMEN! Rescuer is true to her name!

pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Sep 2014

When I get five minutes to myself, I will go through Rescuers instructions, and hope I can solve the problem!

rescuer by rescuer 14 Sep 2014

You are all so sweet!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 14 Sep 2014

After looking at Rescuers post I am wondering if your have System Restore on Windows 8. Meaning going going back in time and start over with the update?

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Sep 2014

There is System Restore, but when my son found it, it would only go back to one month, so the problem was still there!

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by rescuer Moderator 13 Sep 2014

I do not know if the link will help you or not. It does have some pictures to help guild you concerning your updates and lost apps.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Sep 2014

When I have got some time to myself, hopefully tomorrow, I will see how I get on with your advice, for which I thank you.

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by asterixsew Moderator 13 Sep 2014

ttt can anyone help Pat please?

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Sep 2014

Hi there! Thanks for getting the ball rolling, if I can get it all back again, I think I will get drunk to celebrate!! Are you not going to buy that machine then? For that price, I would expect it to do the cooking as well!.,! Pat

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