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Why do I have no internet access for the programs on my old desktop???

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    windows 8

    Why do I have no internet access for the programs on my old desktop???


    I have recently upgraded to Windows 8. the install removed any programs which weren't compatible, but now any program that is on my old windows 7 desktop that requires internet will not run. Programs such as curse client, World of Warcraft and spotify to name just a few. on the desktop it says I have connection but running it tells me otherwise... Please help



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    I had the same problem. Nothing from desktop connected. I removed eset smart security. This fixed my issue, I reinstalled it and now everything is ok. I upgraded over windows 7 with keep all settings etc.
    But before nothing, firefox, rift, wow would connect.
    So try removing any security app, see if that helps
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    Thank you, I will give it a try and see if it helps
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    Sadly, still no good.....
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    Windows 7 - Windows 8


    IF you are using a Netgear product, you might want to try contacting them and ask whether your product needs an update specific for Windows 8.

    For the security/antivirus apps, make sure you enable Windows Defender (which is basically MSE) so that the accompanying Windows Firewall would also be set up correctly.
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    Try opening Network and sharing centre, Change Adapter Settings, right click your networks ( both wireless and Ethernet), reboot and see whether you get connected.
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    This is really getting frustrating. I can access internet through the IE tile and the google tile on the start screen, but as soon as I click on the desktop tile and use anything on the desktop that requires internet, NOTHING
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    That was exactly what I was getting, all diagnostics come back ok. To be honest since I solved that problem, windows is not remembering any setting. event log reports software protect cannot start. sound keeps crashing.
    I have to activate office each time it's run.
    It could not find my profile and logged me into an account where I couldn't do anything.
    sfc scannow is fine.
    Last time I had this much fun it was called Vista.
    I think it's another case of wait for service pack
    I have rolled back to stable 7.
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    windows 8


    Yeah I'm almost at the rollback point myself, Biggest balls up since the elephant rolled over
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    Finally found a solution for this. here is what was done for anyone else having the same issue: cmd prompt with admin privileges type the following Type route delete 0.0.0.0, that should work.

    If not type netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt followed by netsh winsock reset c:\winsock.txt. Restart your computer, that should work
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