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New laptop, already big W8 problems

  1. #11


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi elemein

    BEWARE Samsung will not support windows 8 update if you bought this with windows 7 installed, ( see their web site) I have same model and windows 8 installed ok for me.

    Best of luck

    Rich

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  2. #12


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 & 7


    Quote Originally Posted by vidanova View Post
    Hi elemein

    BEWARE Samsung will not support windows 8 update if you bought this with windows 7 installed, ( see their web site) I have same model and windows 8 installed ok for me.

    Best of luck

    Rich
    Thanks, I actually bought it with 8 installed
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  3. #13


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Once windows is restored, refreshed, or reset, its never really the same. Problems will pop up here and there. If you can do a clean reinstall, you should do that, otherwise the best solution really is to return it and start with an uncorrupted unit.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Run SW updates - on the main start screen - this updates the BIOS/UEFI and often fixes issues with Windows 8 not behaving - touchpad issues being fixed come to mind. I hear this a lot on Samsung units!
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    Hi, i just boight a 535U3C (a03mx) and had some similar problems. I'm halfway done with windows updates after a couple days.

    About the brightness and touchpad you can check the "Support Center" app. It's a samsung app, you can find it from the start screen, then go to Status. I ramdomly lose the fn keys (only volume works) and from status you can solve that. There is also a "SW Update" app that gets you the windows 8 drivers, updates and bios; you might want to check that too.

    The problem i'm having now, besides the fn keys thing, is the windows 8 apps. I can't install anything from the "Store", i choose anything, click install and it stays downloading for a while then it says the app can't open. Do you have that problem?
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