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Lost Wifi and LAN connection on Virtual Machine after 8.1

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    Lost Wifi and LAN connection on Virtual Machine after 8.1


    Hi
    I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the update what i have noticed is i lost wifi connectivity in the virtual machine which running Windows 2008 R2 server.
    I have Windows 8.1 and VMware workstation 8.0. Windows 2008 R2 is running in the Virtual machine and i was able to connect to wifi from the virtual machine and share files netween Windows 8 and Windows 2008 R2. but now i can't connect anymore. Even when i enable WLAN service on Windows 2008 R2, i don't see the wifi adapter in network settings. someone please help.
    Thanks
    Yesvee

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    I had similar problems with 8.1 where the wifi adaptor would just disappear from Device Manager with no way to retrieve it.

    The only thing that worked was performing system scans for missing system files and apparently there was some component store corruption as well. Typical for Windows 8 really.

    Try running the scans outlined in the link below and let me know the results.

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  3. #3


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    windows 8.1


    Hi Thanks for the reply
    I tried the scan but it did not find any problems and i still have the problem.
    It seems to me that the problem is with the Virtual machine (win 2008 R2). Despite adding WLAN service the wireless adapter is not shown.
    Thanks
    Yesvee
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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