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Laptop won't connect to internet after installing Windows8

  1. #11


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Jyash View Post
    So is my best bet to download Windows 8.1, and then reapply the drivers that you previously showed me?
    Yes, that's your best bet, to install Windows version you had previously. ( that is Windows 8.1 x64? )

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  2. #12


    Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro


    Although I have a copy of Windows 8.1 available, I am running into other issues. After I type in the product key, it wants to access the internet to confirm it in some manner. Which of course... I cannot do. My computer does not have an Ethernet port. My cousin thinks my only option is to get or find a usb wireless adapter so that I can access the internet to get windows 8.1 running so that I can download the driver that you sent me to.

    In the meantime, any thoughts on the matter, or suggestions?

    Thanks.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    your laptop already has network adapter (wireless), once windows is installed all you need to do is install original wireless adapter driver and connect to wireless network.

    so what's the problem?
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  4. #14


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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro


    The issue is that I can't download my Windows 8.1 right now, I'm stuck with 8.0 atm. When I try do download my copy of 8.1, it asks me to enter the product key. Upon entering the product key it gives the message, "We can't connect right now - Check your internet connection and try again."
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  5. #15


    Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro


    Is this what my wireless device is called "Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n"?

    Source: Lenovo Flex2 15 Specs - CNET
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  6. #16


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Jyash View Post
    The issue is that I can't download my Windows 8.1 right now, I'm stuck with 8.0 atm. When I try do download my copy of 8.1, it asks me to enter the product key. Upon entering the product key it gives the message, "We can't connect right now - Check your internet connection and try again."
    I have no clue what your problem is seriously

    1. From which website are you downloading Windows 8.1?
    2. Why download does not work?
    3. what Windows activation has to do with download process?
    4. why do you persist to input the key?

    *********
    Forget about the key for windows, get the image and make a clean install.
    download drivers by using a PC with working internet and install the drivers.
    only when the above 2 is done you can start thinking about activation, not before.
    *********
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  7. #17


    Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro


    Okay I got windows 8.1 so that's all taken care. I put these drivers onto an external hard drive, transferred them to my laptop, went through the install wizard with both of them. Yet I still cannot access the internet.

    Laptops and netbooks :: Flex Series :: Flex 2 15 Notebook Lenovo - Lenovo Support (US) These are the drivers I used.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro


    Is it possible that this is a more subtle issue with lenovo?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 12
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro


    Hey thanks a lot for your help addictive gamer. Ultimately I had to torrent windows 8.1, as when I downloaded it legitimately I ran into issues. You brought me through the problem solving process which came to fruition here:

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-...t/false#M32309

    Posted that in case anybody else runs into a similar issue.

    Thanks!
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