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Internet switch not working after update to Windows 10 64bit

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Product Name: HP Pavilion g6 (B1X18EA#ABH)
Operating System: Other

Today i updated my Windows 7 laptop to the Windows 10 Home 64bit OS. Everything seems to work fine, except the WIFI. Windows does find my adapter, but won't wake it up. My built-in wifi button (f12) has got a red light on it, even when I pressed it. I tried the Windows 8 wireless button driver, but i didn't solve my problem. With that driver installed the button switches between airplanemode on/off. Not between WIFI. Also in the WIFi settings wifi turn off. When I try to switch it on, it directly turns back to "off". Wired internet works flawless.

 

I gues it's an driver issue, so i was wondering if there is an driver upcomming? Or is there another solution to switch it on.

Please help me. It's very annoying.

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Re: Internet switch not working after update to Windows 10 64bit

I read soms other forums and i came tot an solution:
1. Instal Windows 8 wireless button driver
2. Preform a hard reset
3. Reboot system
4. Boot tot BIOS, load the defaults
5. The wifi buttons works.
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Top Student
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Re: Internet switch not working after update to Windows 10 64bit

I read soms other forums and i came tot an solution:
1. Instal Windows 8 wireless button driver
2. Preform a hard reset
3. Reboot system
4. Boot tot BIOS, load the defaults
5. The wifi buttons works.
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Re: Internet switch not working after update to Windows 10 64bit

Do you have a link to this button driver?? Thanks!!

Grant K. Smith
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Re: Internet switch not working after update to Windows 10 64bit

While this works as a workaround, the driver isn't fully compatible. The LED in the wireless button used to change color when the wifi was turned off. This function doesn't work any more. I cannot imagine that this would be that hard to fix, so i'd like to ask any HP person to relay this to the driver team.

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Re: Internet switch not working after update to Windows 10 64bit

I have just (July 2016) upgraded my Pavilion DV6 laptop  from Windows 7 (64bits) to Windows 10 (64bits) and encountered exactly the same abovementioned problem. Took many hours to try various findings from www including reset the BIOS to its default settings as listed in the abovementioned article. Problem remained unresolved. Atlast it was SOLVED by REINSTALLING the latest BIOS from HP website.

 

Note: the same latest version BIOS had been installed prior to my Windows upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

 

To get the latest version of the CORRECT BIOS for your respective laptop models, you MUST get it from your laptop OEM website according to your specific model and OS (as originally supplied by your OEM, in my case Windows 7). Take note that appplying the WRONG BIOS version my severely damage your laptop computer.

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