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HP Wireless Assistant for Windows 8 (upgrade from Windows 7) (HP Probook 6450b)

HP ProBook 6450b Base Model Notebook PC

Bought this in Sep 2011. 

Just yesterday upgraded to Windows 8. Was a breeze, everything worked initially. While rebooting, I turned the wireless off since the Windows Defender wasnot setup.

Next I realized, I cannot turn Wireless on again. Button just remains disabled.

Can only be connected on the LAN.

Search on the web revealed HP Wireless Assistant to be the culprit. this should have been removed in Win 7 before the upgrade.

Now it is too late.  Anyone has a resolution for this one?

Thanks

RG

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Re: HP Wireless Assistant for Windows 8 (upgrade from Windows 7) (HP Probook 6450b)

Press the Windows Key + C at the same time and then click on the option settings.

Then click on the option "Change Pc Settings"

Then on the PC Settings page, click on Wireless on the left side and then on the right side you will see an option to turn on the Wireless. Also make sure Airplane mode is off and the turn on the Wireless and then check if you are able to use Wi-Fi or not..

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that didn't work.

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Re: HP Wireless Assistant for Windows 8 (upgrade from Windows 7) (HP Probook 6450b)

I read in some other post that changing the BIOS settings to default should do the trick.

That seemed to work:

- Shut down laptop

- Remove power cable & battery

- Press power switch for 30 sec

-  Attach power

- Power up laptop and hit F10

- Enter BIOS and set the changes to default

 

That seemed to work.

 

Of course power, restart don't work and that is easy to fix (forced power off!). 

 

thx all for advice.

 

PS:

Bought a mac & this h-p laptop in 2011. mac went through 2 OS upgrades (cost $20) and "0" issues...

Windows 7 to Windows 8 for $40 upgrade and crazy issues....

 

 

 

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onomzahme2013
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Re: HP Wireless Assistant for Windows 8 (upgrade from Windows 7) (HP Probook 6450b)

i need window 8

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