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My Windows 8 OS is slowly corrupting all my drivers. Help!

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    Windows 8 Pro

    My Windows 8 OS is slowly corrupting all my drivers. Help!

    I have an Alienware M14x R2 laptop & bought Windows 8 from Windows 7 a few months ago.

    Slowly and surely just about all of my software/hardware has become less functional to the point where nothing

    works or installs. My intel wireless drivers are corrupted and when I try to install an updated driver it says theres

    an error with the windows installer package. Anything and everything fails upon install. I have dedicated (Nvidia)

    and discrete (Intel) graphics cards. The Nvidia just stopped being recognized and errors come up saying I need to

    install the Intel graphics driver first.

    Now my Intel graphics driver wont update/install either due to error. There are serious problems with

    the integrity of my Windows 8 OS.

    I tried a system refresh from the W8 settings. It says the drive where W8 is installed is locked and to unlock it to

    continue. I searched everywhere online to solve these issues but found no solutions.

    Please help. I can't really uninstall the OS because

    1) I don't have a external hard drive to back up all my data

    2) I don't have a physical copy of my purchased online Windows 8 .iso or a Windows 7 .iso

    *Note I have a Windows 7 product key on the bottom of my laptop.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 746
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Did you do an UPGRADE or new install from win 7 to win 8?

    Have you checked your harddrive for errors?

    How does it behave in safemode with networking?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

My Windows 8 OS is slowly corrupting all my drivers. Help!

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