My wife just booted up her Win8 computer with Start8 to find that the desktop looks completely different (personal photo gone, generic Windows photo now), files she was working on yesterday (TextEase) seemed to have disappeared but were in the Recycle bin, and the metro interface only has about 4 tiles on it now rather than a screenful. All her photos have gone from the MyPhotos folder, and her music has also disappeared. As she has to get her work done tonight, we have decided not to do a System Restore or Last Known Good Configuration and I will try that tomorrow morning. We are with Virgin Media and their virus protection software does not work with Windows 8, so she only has Windows Defender and AEG Free running. Chrome has asked her to reregister, and IE has reverted to msn home page. It's as if someone had completely reset her computer and moved files around, which cannot have happened, as we've been here since the machine was last switched off. Thank God we're paranoid backers up, but still it's a major hassle. Anyone have any idea what can have happened?