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Need some help with Windows 8 problem

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    Windows 8

    Need some help with Windows 8 problem


    Hi, my name is Jake. I currently downloaded Windows 8 x32 bit from the MSDNAA Academic Software site. I am going to school and getting into the Information Technology field but am still learning. I installed Windows 8 on an old desktop that I had that was Windows 7 before. It installed fine and everything went well until I tried installing a NETGEAR Wireless USB Adapter. I installed it from the disc and it seemed to have worked until it prompted me to insert the USB wireless card. When I inserted the wireless USB adapter my computer restarted. I tried to get back into my computer but everytime I would try it would just restart. I'm not sure where to go form here. Any suggestions?

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    Hi Jake. Welcome to EightForums.

    How did you install 8? Upgrade or cold install Via ISO?
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    Windows 8


    I did a clean install.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So It just restarts when you try to do anything within Windows?

    I would suggest to uninstall the driver and try again in Windows 7 compatibility mode, or whatever version of Windows the driver is certified for. Or better yet, try finding an updated driver for that wireless adapter.
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