1. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Coming from a fresh W8 build last week I got up to speed on Build 10041.
    All was running fine (in fact pretty well), until yesterday.
    Randomly and after changing nothing, the search/Cortana stopped working.
    the event viewer told me it was the "searchUI" had caused the fault. So I ran that directly and it said I was missing a dll... which I checked, and I wasn't.
    I ran the re-registration of apps through the powershell, and then every single other metro app stopped working.
    it would flash up and disappear.

    So I did a system restore to the previous saved point (Saturday)... it said the restore was successful but the behaviour was exactly the same.

    So I've just done a full refresh and now I don't have cortana at all.. and ie has 'stopped working' twice whilst typing this post. :(

    I was (until about 3 minutes ago) downloading a recovery image to push back to W8.1 and I'll start again, but the last internet explorer has stopped working has cancelled the 6GB download

    I recognise the 'development' status of the preview builds, but I don't understand how a system can start getting worse when nothing changes!!
    I'll sit back on W8 for maybe another month and watch the technical releases to see what gets fixed before I embark again! (bit disappointed tbh!).
    03-23-2015 10:42 AM
  2. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Oh, and oddly, on this latest refresh, it asked me for an activation key for windows :|
    03-23-2015 10:43 AM
  3. someone2639's Avatar
    Might wanna change to slow ring
    03-23-2015 10:56 AM
  4. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Might do that this time round.
    it's just restarting off the boot usb right now.
    03-23-2015 12:28 PM

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