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  • Windows 8 refresh questions

    Posted on November 10th, 2013 at 07:44 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Two good questions from reader JH:

    Hi Woody,

    I have 2 questions:

    I did a “refresh” on my HP windows 8. I can pull up the list of the apps lost in the refresh. Is there a way to restore those?

    Also, I assume that I lost the “virus protection” provided from a disk I ran when I first bought my laptop in March…..do I need to purchase new protection? I read somewhere that these are a waste because Windows 8 has this protection “built in”.

    Please advise me on these 2 things.

    My response:

    If you’re using the same Microsoft account, just click on the Store tile. That’ll bring back your Metro style apps. For the other apps – the ones that work on the desktop – you’ll have to re-install those from the original CDs, or by downloading them.

    No need for extra antivirus. Windows 8 works just fine, all by itself. The disk you got when you bought the machine is a come-on by the people who sold you the machine: they get a kickback from every CD distributed


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