Hello. I just had my malware removed in the other forum by Pystryker, so I am pretty sure this is an operating system problem. My computer seems to update intermittently. The last updates I received were from Sept 24. Then, all of a sudden last night it gave me the option to upgrade to 8.1. I saw no harm as the computer had not been working properly anyway. Well, now I cannot get it to update at all. It just sits on the "checking for updates" screen with the progress bar running for at least 30 minutes (at which time I gave up). I ran the troubleshooter and it seemed to fix 3 issues. I tried to update again for 30 minutes with the same results as before the troubleshooter. I was ready to give up and recover the machine and start fresh. Recover says my recovery has missing or corrupted files. I do not have a problem with recovering and starting over. I can add windows features when I go to the history before the update. After the 8.1 update I cannot add features without a product key. There also seems to be some problems with stability, especially in IE. These problems were there before the update to 8.1. I am hoping someone can at least tell me where to start. This computer was returned to WalMart when it was first bought because it acted so crazy. It was returned in this condition, although I did add the classic shell after that. I am so frustrated. I would so appreciate some help with this matter. Thank you.
PS: I just read that you are supposed to have to buy Windows 8.1. If that is true, now I am really scared, because this just popped up on a reboot.
Edited by Ozzette53, 10 October 2014 - 03:21 PM.