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Wi-Fi not working

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Wi-Fi not working

    Hey, awhile ago I downloaded the Consumer Preview but then I decided I didn't really like it and wanted to go back to windows 7. But I didn't know about it overwriting Windows 7. I also didn't know about .iso? and dual-booting. So I restored my system to factory settings, but Windows 8 didn't go away. But now my wi-fi wasn't working. So since then I have been using my computer on a network with a ethernet cable plugged in. But I was wondering if there is a way I can get my wi-fi back and how to get out of the network mode. And it would be even better if I could get my windows 7 back all together?

    I know some stuff in here isn't specifically about the wi-fi, but the thread is mainly about it and I just though I'd also ask about going back to windows 7.

    I have a HP 2000-140CA, by the way.
    Last edited by Mason; 08 Jul 2012 at 05:41.

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    What procedure did you use to do the factory restore? It sounds like you did the Windows 8 Refresh option instead? If you have a set of factory restore disks I would use them. The built in factory restore partition may not be accessible as a boot option anymore as Windows 8 overwrote your boot sector.
    To get the WIFI working you will likely have to download and install a driver for it. What does device manager show for a status of your WIFI adapter?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    For this issue, the best option is to reinstall the driver using the Compatibility Mode.

    The problem whit the restoration appears because Windows 8 makes a modification into the system structure, the only way to fix it reinstalling windows 7.

    Ive posted a troubleshooting for this kind of errors here.

    Good Luck
    Last edited by Quilla; 17 Jul 2012 at 15:08.
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