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Windows 7 to Windows 8 big mistake

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Windows 7 to Windows 8 big mistake


    I updated my PC from Win 7 to Win 8 pro last night everything went as intended.

    Except for some strange reason when I go online using a browser the web pages do not open. The browser displays a connectivity error but at the same time I am able to do search through the browser and I see the search results page but when I click on a link it does not open. In addition no software is able to connect to the Internet for update or connectivity.

    I have tried all browser like explorer, chrome, opera and Firefox, I have tried install and removal on the browser.

    In addition I can see that windows update has a connection as its downloading updates also the setup for browsers can connect to the web and download.

    There is no problem with my wire connection, No I do not have a firewall, No I do not have virus protection of any sort I do use Microsoft provided solution in regards to firewall and virus protection.

    I connect my PC through cable to a router no problem there already checked everything.

    ERGO nothing has changed in and around my computer except new operating system and funnily enough I thought it would be save for once to upgrade windows trouble free but boy was I wrong.

    PC is Acer Predator around 5 months old,

    So in short no software can go online except partially search and windows update and NO there is no firewall and or other software blocking.


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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    WIN 8


    I have also tried all browser like IE 10, Chrome and Firefox
    Can't open any links - just installed upgrade from 7 today

    Freddys
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Did you check to see if your network card driver was detected and installed?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks for the response.

    Yes the card was detected and installed I have double checked that. Everything is working except installed software can not access the Internet and browsers do not display webpages.
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  5. #5


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    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Did you try, do you have a connection to the net? I'm talking command prompt
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Yes I have access to command prompt just found out that the Internet Explorer works in the Mosaic mode but when in desktop it does not work. I installed Google Chrome but strangely it does not work in Mosaic like the explorer


    In addition I can access windows app store my mail box is working and updating this is a mess.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Mosaic? That's the name of a 17 year old web browser.

    Do you mean in Metro (aka Modern)? The full screen mode?

    If you want Chrome to work in full-screen mode, you have to download the developer channel version, then you have to go into settings and enable the Metro integration.

    Lots of people are having various problems from doing an upgrade install. You will probably end up having to do a full clean install.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks for the response Yeh I mean Metro and yes I did mention Chrome and no I don't need it I just want to have a usable Windows 8 that allows me to go on the Internet and allows the software which connects to the Internet to do so.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Case solved everything is working now What ever I did solved the problem I removed couple of software one VPN program and couple of games that use online access and voila suddenly everything started to work. Installed again what I removed and tried again everything works.

    So case closed thanks to those who responded.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    More than likely, those programs either installed "shims" to tap into os functions, and these interfered with the new OS, or they installed a proxy server.
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