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Windows 8.1 has killed my laptop


Baldyloxxx

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#1
Hello
Can someone please help as this is seriously irritating me.
I updated to 8.1 recently and have had nothing but problems. Start up is slow, I get forced restarts due to errors, fire fox freezes, games freeze and generally the laptop is slow.
I have tried reinstalling graphics drivers and other programs but no luck. Please help
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Brink

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mvp
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#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock X79 Extreme11
    Memory
    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB OCZ Vector
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    100 Mb/s Download and 10 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Lite-On iHBS212 12x BD Writer
    Creative F200 webcam
    Samsung CLX-3175FW Printer
    Linksys EA9500 Router
    Arris SB6190 Cable Modem
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL

popeye

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#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

broe23

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#4
It is possible that your laptop may be the problem. Can you post the manufacturer & model of the unit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

my2cents

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#7
I have a toshiba satellite p750.
There are about 15 different sub models listed and none of come with Windows 8 or 8.1 so I must assume that you upgraded from Windows 7. Is that correct? Or did you first upgrade from 7 to 8 and then to 8.1? All of this is important information because I don't see any evidence that your laptop is compatible with Windows 8. In summary, it is important to have a clear understanding of how you got to 8.1 and if your laptop is inteded to support the OS you are attempting to install. Good luck in getting your issue resolved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

Baldyloxxx

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#9
My lap top is indeed a windows 7 model. I first upgraded to windows 8pro, but the disk I got from Amazon was a fake. Then I got normal windows 8 and upgraded. All was good and it was running without issues.
Updated to 8.1 and now my laptop is useless.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

my2cents

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#10
My lap top is indeed a windows 7 model. I first upgraded to windows 8pro, but the disk I got from Amazon was a fake. Then I got normal windows 8 and upgraded. All was good and it was running without issues.
Updated to 8.1 and now my laptop is useless.
Thanks for that clarification.; however, I don't see any evidence that your laptop is supported beyond Win 7. Now, that doesn't mean it wouldn't work for Win 8 (or 8.1) but I don't see any 8 or 8.1 drivers available at the Toshiba website. Now, I apologize if I looked in the wrong place because there are many sub models of your 750 listed there. BTW, did you check to make sure your BIOS is current because many laptops require a BIOS update somewhere along the way (from 7 to 8.1). Again, thank you for the clarification. At least it makes more sense now. Maybe someone else can help you. Good luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11