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Windows 8.1 Wireless Buttons Stopped Working

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    Windows 8.1 Wireless Buttons Stopped Working


    It's a Sony Vaio touchscreen laptop i5 that came with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1 about a year ago. Yesterday, the buttons in the available wireless connections stopped working. When you click on an available connection, they no longer provide the drop down that offers connect or disconnect.

    Everything is up to date...connecting to LAN works fine.

    Help?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Did this happen after installing the new 8.1 update?
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    Yes, but long (6-8 months) after.
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    We just completed a Windows refresh...everything is back and we are now re-installing stuff. Not sure what would cause the buttons for available wireless connections to go inactive...
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffalex2 View Post
    Yes, but long (6-8 months) after.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffalex2 View Post
    We just completed a Windows refresh...everything is back and we are now re-installing stuff. Not sure what would cause the buttons for available wireless connections to go inactive...
    I was talking about the Update 1 to 8.1 that was just released. Glad it is working now but a refresh took you back to day 1 of your OS. If the new update installs, you may encounter the problem again. Hope not.
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