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Limited network after installing windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Limited network after installing windows 8.1


    Hey guys, I have an issue with my computer after installing windows 8.1. I previously had windows 7 on my HP Pavilion dv7 and I bought the student version of windows 8 and downloaded/installed on my PC last night. I'm loving the new OS, except one thing. Every 15 or so minutes my internet says "limited access." No, it's not my connection - it works fine on other laptops/phones.

    Once I restart the PC it reconnects, I tried to reinstall my drivers and it doesn't seem to work.

    Any other suggestions? I'm going to be really ticked if this is permanent.
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Uninstall the device and all drivers for both. Since it had Windows 7 on it. Go to Hp's support for that model and see if they have Windows 8 drivers available.

    Most likely you will find in the long run, that your machine will not play nice with Windows 8.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    I hope you're wrong when you say it won't run nicely. I wonder if there's an easy way to revert back to windows 7, I did download the "windows 8" drivers that were on the HP site and they still didn't seem to fix it.
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  4. #4

    might help


    the drivers for that Wifi are already on your comp.
    try this

    DeviceManager>select 6150>update driver> Browse my computer> let me pick >
    UNCHECK show compatible hardware> select Intel corporation> scroll to 6150 > update.

    Roy
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by JacobMCB View Post
    I hope you're wrong when you say it won't run nicely. I wonder if there's an easy way to revert back to windows 7, I did download the "windows 8" drivers that were on the HP site and they still didn't seem to fix it.
    You would be surprised how much hardware will not play nicely with Windows 8.

    Unless there is a real need to upgrade to Windows 8. Windows 7 is the best route to go at this point. There are still a lot of unresolved issues that Microsoft and the hardware vendors have not ironed out.
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