Can anyone tell my why as of yesterday, when I plug my Samsung Galaxy S3 into my downstairs windows 8 machine, it not only fails to show up in my computer, but also deactivates Windows. I actually got so wierded out by that last, that I wound up calling Microsoft. I had just spoken with them a week before this when after installing media center using a free key sent to me from microsoft, the same thing had happened. Windows had gone from activated to de-activated on this one computer. I say this because it may have some bearing. This time, while my phone call with the Philippines dragged on, I searched out the error code on google, and found that the phone being plugged in was the culprit. I unplugged it, pressed activate, and walla.. I was good to go. I plug it in, and I am back to being seen as a miscreant for some reason.
This all worked fine before yesterday. It still works fine on my upstairs computer which is also running Windows 8 pro. I can see the phone in device manager on my downstairs machine where the problem exists. On that machine, I updated all the phone drivers, and updated windows... Still happening. I plug in my Blackberry, it is detected fine, and I can browse files on the phone no problem. I can do the same on my Samsung on my upstairs computer, but what the heck is going on with my downstairs machine?
Any advice appreciated!!