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I have Windows 8 on a Dell laptop.  I am using the generic calendar that came with the computer and I just learned, to my horror, that the appts three months back are deleted or at least I cannot see them.  Is there an easy way for me to access/retrieve those appts?  Also, is there any place I could instruct the system NOT to delete my appts ever?!  

Thanking you very much in advance!


Pablo Durissimo

Hello Pablo!

Thanks for your question.

First of all, if you have only windows 8 and not windows 8.1. please update first, Because you have to update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 2 nowadays to still receive free updates for your system. They also fix bugs and maybe this solves your calendar problem as well.

Please check if you have Windows 8.1 by:

Windows key & R and enter "winver" and run it to see what windows version you have at the moment.

If it says Verison 6.2 then you still have Windows 8

Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 and 2 are like the Service Packs of older WIndows versions.

Here is how to update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1:

To Update Windows 8.1. to Update 1 and Update 2 use Windows Update Service:

please notice that it could be that you need to run Windows Update Service more than once.

The calendar app problem has been discusssed here so maybe this helps:

Hope this helps!
All the best!

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Joerg Droege


Being an early adopter of Windows 8, I can answer a wide-range of questions regarding this new OS.


I had to support users regarding all kinds of Windows problems for many years, often "blind" over the telephone. I work in the IT industry for many years now filling in various positions for various IT and financial and health-care related companies.

I did an education as a Management Assistant in Informatics under the control of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in year 2003.

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