[HELP] Control Panel text disappeared after 8.1 update

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by slamd64, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. slamd64

    slamd64 MDL Novice

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    I did today an update from 8 Core to 8.1. I couldn't update through Store because there is no Windows 8.1 Update there. So, I downloaded 8.1 DVD ISO and put on stick. Then run setup.exe and it went well without any error. After restart I got this screen:

    i.imgur.com/rYEZXN8.png

    Everything else works, just some options in Control Panel are messed.
    I tried to do a refresh, keeping settings and data, then put USB and it restarted telling that there is nothing to do.
    I can restore back to 8, but I would like to fix this if possible.
    Please help.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #2 s1ave77, Jul 17, 2014
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    Looks interesting :g:. Did you update the graphics drivers to fit Win 8.1?

    What is output for (in admin command prompt):
    Code:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv
     
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  3. slamd64

    slamd64 MDL Novice

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    #3 slamd64, Jul 17, 2014
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    Thanks for fast reply. When I run cscript I get Windows(R) Operating System VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    License Status: Licensed. And a lot of IDs.

    Ok, what maybe I have messed up: first I thought it was driver problem. Laptop is Asus with Pentium 2020m and Intel HD Graphics, but in Device Manager there is Intel HD Graphics. I deleted it because I had black screen just after update and searched that this could be a problem. But problem was license and I deleted WAT folder in C:/ then it is working. But left me Control Panel in that state. Also I found a new problem: when I open Command Prompt, text is so tiny. I tried to zoom it with touchpad or unzoom but nothing happens. I will check official VGA drivers on Asus page.

    EDIT: Laptop is X501A
     
  4. s1ave77

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    #4 s1ave77, Jul 17, 2014
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    OK the Volume license explains why Upgrade wasn't offered via store :g:. Rest sounds like you definitely messed your system.

    Would recommend a fresh install with the Win 8.1 media :cool2:.
     
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