Windows 8.1 Update Issues and Discussion

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  1. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Does the power light come on when you plug in the PSU? Do any lights come on (even temporarily) if you press the power button? Did you try holding down the power button for, say, 30 seconds?

    If there is no sign of life then you can try following the rejuvenation suggestions in the bricking thread.

    John
     
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    snappersrb Notebook Enthusiast

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    @robertdaveson18 try a micom reset iif thats possible with that model or call samsung customer servuce for repair

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    Upgraded from 8 to 8.1 on my NP700Z5C-S04US. I have been using it for a week now. Everything works properly. Some of the things actually got better, for e.g., changing networks whether its wired or wireless would cause explorer.exe to stop responding for about 20s. That lag is doesn't happen anymore on 8.1. Plus boot times seem to have gotten slightly better.
     
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    Better WiFi might be due to a newer Intel driver being pushed out with Windows 8.1. Had you previously updated your Intel WiFi driver to a version issued within the past 4 months? This finally fixed the connectivity issues but you needed to get it from Intel.

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    mattorcullo Newbie

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    I have recieved a graphic driver update from SW Update. Should I install it? I need suggestions before installing the update. anyone please? thanks! :)
     
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    Is this for the AMD graphics? what laptop do you have?
     
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    Is there really no solution to the lack of an AMD drivers on Win 8.1 other than turning of the signed driver checking and using hacked drivers?

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    I'm using a Samsung np370r5e. I recieved the update last 3 days.
     
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    A few days before I actually finally upgraded to 8.1, I noticed Intel issued a WiFi driver, which I could not install for some reason. The installer would launch for a few seconds and disappear in the background. Later on, I upgraded to 8.1. I still see that update on Intel's site
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    I will try installing later today.

    I actually had problems with the wired connection too (with WiFi turned off). I thought that suggested a problem with networking in general, rather than the WiFi card specifically.

    UPDATE 2: Nevermind, it actually got updated this time. :)

    UPDATE1: This installer icon shows up for around 5s and disappears. Nothing else shows up.
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  10. Dannemand

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    @sabrefresco: That's normal for the Intel WiFi installer when using the Driver Only package: It only shows that animated icon for awhile, and doesn't display a confirmation dialog when it has completed.

    Checking the driver version in Device Manager is the best way to verify that it actually installed; but do note that the physical driver version often doesn't match the version of the installer package. You have to check driver version in Device Manager before and after installation to verify that an update happened.

    The full PROset installation package from Intel includes a full installer GUI -- along with all the bloat it installs. I recommend the Driver Only package.
     
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