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    bryash: I wish I had more info for you. Did you...

    bryash: I wish I had more info for you. Did you go to the Microsoft download center and download the five KB files associated with KB2975719? I have a feeling that manually installing the updates...
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    JoeP517: Thanks for the kind words.

    JoeP517: Thanks for the kind words.
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    Windows update KB2975719

    Hi: Windows update tried to update my PC with the recently reissued KB2975719 (the one that failed miserably in the August 12 release.) It would not install. I tried three times and got the "could...
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    [SOLVED] rmonroe36: Again, many thanks. temporary: Many...

    rmonroe36: Again, many thanks.
    temporary: Many thanks to you, also.

    'temporary's" advice was what did the trick. The problem all along was indeed there were too many characters in the files. No...
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    [SOLVED] Monroe36: Thanks for the reply. I have Revo on my...

    Monroe36: Thanks for the reply. I have Revo on my computer. Forced Uninstall will remove a program/app but, apparently, not individual files. I tried but no soap. These are not actually even files,...
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    [SOLVED] Strange problem with BVCKUP2

    Hi: I recently ran across a backup program called Bvckup2. I thought I would give it a try. After I installed it and made a backup I realized it was not what I was looking for (backs up files and...
  7. [SOLVED] Hi: I set the command line as follows: reagentc...

    Hi: I set the command line as follows: reagentc /setosimage /path c:\Win8-Recovery /index 1. It worked. Bruce R's suggestion to delete "install.win" from the command line did the trick. To all who...
  8. [SOLVED] Bruce R: Please see the following: ...

    Bruce R: Please see the following:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-system/windows-81-and-and-making-a-usb-recovery-drive/4e0e3eff-a3af-4f3e-922a-62dcd9531c44
    This is a...
  9. [SOLVED] Thanks for responding. Sudo 15: I'd...

    Thanks for responding.

    Sudo 15: I'd appreciate it if you could tell me how to contact Fred directly.

    JoeP517: I'm not a pro and am not sure just what "reagentC" is. All I know is that Fred's...
  10. [SOLVED] Fred Langa's Emergency repair disks for Windows: Part 2

    Hi: I had to do some reinstalling and needed to make a new windows 8.1 recovery disk. Followed Fred's instructions, I copied my most recent RECIMG file to C:\WIN8-Recovery and renamed it INSTALL.wim....
  11. Paul T: I thought it was funny. Obviously, skp14...

    Paul T: I thought it was funny. Obviously, skp14 doesn't have much of a sense of humor.
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    Dr. Who: I did not try to do a restore. The point...

    Dr. Who: I did not try to do a restore. The point was that I could not make a second recimg image. I have now accomplished that. I have done previous restores using Acronis and windows image and had...
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    I will never, ever be surprised at anything any...

    I will never, ever be surprised at anything any version of Windows does. Throughout this recimg process I attempted at least 15 times to make a second recimg image only to get an error message each...
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    Thanks for your reply, ruirib. I had read your...

    Thanks for your reply, ruirib. I had read your second referenced blog (MSDN) when I was doing my initial research. I just read it again and, to my chagrin, it does seem to say (or at least imply)...
  15. Cogently thought out and beautifully written,...

    Cogently thought out and beautifully written, scaisson. Congratulations!
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    Note to RUIRIB: It is my understanding that the...

    Note to RUIRIB: It is my understanding that the difference between a recimg reinstall and a reinstall from a standard backup is as follows: If I do a recimg reinstall my files and settings are saved...
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    Thanks to all for your responses. I do have a...

    Thanks to all for your responses. I do have a regular backup program--I use Acronis. I do a monthly backup and keep it on a external one terabyte drive. I made a RECIMG backup because I could (belt...
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    Unable to use RECIMG to make recovery image

    I last made a refresh image in June. I got the idea I should make a newer one to account for software changes. I ran command prompt as administrator and followed instructions to make a Refresh Image...
  19. Problem solved but what a ride! I bit the bullet...

    Problem solved but what a ride! I bit the bullet and did a refresh with [B]recimg[B]. It did not help. I did a reset and it did not help. I decided to bite the bullet and inserted the DVD and did a...
  20. ruirib: No, I am not.

    ruirib: No, I am not.
  21. Thanks to all who have responded. Actually, the...

    Thanks to all who have responded. Actually, the original installation started out as an upgrade that did not work. After hours on the phone with Microsoft it was installed as a clean install. I did...
  22. ruirib: I've learned a couple of things. A reset...

    ruirib: I've learned a couple of things. A reset takes you back to the original windows installation and saves nothing. I was told that the only difference between a reset and a clean installation...
  23. JoeP517--Thanks. I knew that and thought I had it...

    JoeP517--Thanks. I knew that and thought I had it set properly. As it turns out, I hadn't. I can now see SVI.

    Bill --Thanks. I'm leaning toward a reinstall.

    ruirib -- Thanks. I thought that a...
  24. Refresh did not correct problem with restore points

    Hello again. I have been having some problems with my Windows 8 installation. I noticed that I had no restore points. I could create a restore point but as soon as I rebooted the restore point would...
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    Thanks, Joe. I I used the second of your two...

    Thanks, Joe. I I used the second of your two references and found the Microsoft Fixit for windows update. I ran it and it said it repaired a problem with Windows Update. We'll see what happens.
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