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No Wireless on Windows 8.1

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    No Wireless on Windows 8.1

    Hi,I just updated to Windows 8.1 (everything formated etc) and I have no Wireless,No Wi-Fi at all,no option to turn off or on wi-fi, I have Acer laptop,everything worked perfectly before on windows 7... Help,thanks

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  2. #2

    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    Sounds more like you Upgraded from Win7 to Win8.1. The update for Win8.1 would have been for Win8.0. The everything formated etc part suggests the formatting wiped out the driver software for the Wi-Fi and you would have to get that from Acer. Maybe Windows Update will have it or if the device is showing in Device Manager you could right-click it and choose to update the software, be sure to be connected to the Internet.
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  3. #3

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Not all laptops that run Windows 7 are 100% compatible with 8. A lot of those machines were designed with Vista & XP in mind. Mainly for the drivers side.

    The OEM's never intended them to be used with 8, when Microsoft gave them the spec's, etc.
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  4. #4

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Yea, chances are if there are no 8.1 drivers on the Acer site then they are basically saying it isn't supported. Would help to know model of laptop and wireless adapter.
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