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Updating to Windows 8.1 - no internet

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    Updating to Windows 8.1 - no internet


    I accidentally made a soft system recovery the other week when I reinstalled everything but didn't remove my pictures, files etc. Only programs. Doing so I got back to windows 8, had 8.1 before. Now Windows is forcing me to update to 8.1 over and over which would be alright if it weren't for the fact that every time it updates I'm losing my internet connection.

    I am connected to my network and it clearly says I have internet but it doesn't work. I can't visit any sites and skype does not work. I tried doing a dnsflush in hopes it would help me but in vain.

    Anyone have an idea what the problem might be here? And is it possible to not update to 8.1? It's getting annoying updating to 8.1 only to have it reversed and being forced to reinstall all my programs again.


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    I recommend you backup anything you don't want to lose, like pictures and documents, then download a windows 8.1 ISO and install it using your Windows 8 key.

    See here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    That will save you the trouble of trying to update from 8.0 to 8.1.

    Restore your backed up files once the install is complete.
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