1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 7
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    windows 10 back to win 7


    I downloaded win10, didn't care for it and went back to 7. Now my wifi doesn't work, laptop shows that it's connected; but it wont connect to any web page no matter what browser I use.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,310
    win 10 Insider
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    Get win 7 to re-install the wifi hardware driver?
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,314
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       06 Aug 2015 #3

    Try opening up the Network and Sharing section in the Control Panel to click on the troubleshooting options. Sometimes you can get a quick fix with the automatic repair function if the previous network is still listed. First however you will need to open up an elevated command prompt and type in "ipconfig /release all" and press enter to wipe the now useless entries you had and then type "ipconfig /new" in order to refresh the connection in 7.

    In the Network &Sharing getting back to that you may have to create a totally new network profile from scratch where you go into the Control Panel>Network&Sharing>Change Advanced sharing and settings found right under the Change adapter settings which you may end up there too.

    Look down for the Troubleshooting problems item at the bottom under Change your network settings which will open to a new screen showing Troubleshoot problems - Network and internet. There you will see Internet Connections right at the top of the list.. The popup will have advanced in small print near the bottom that will see Apply repairs automatically. The other items of interest of course will be the Network adapter as well as Incoming Connections that will also have tools for troubleshooting problems.

    When going back to the Change adapter settings and clicking on the Local connection that should be showing a bit of activity as far as a large volume of bytes being sent and received as the snipping here shows while your connection may be faster or slower.

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    One way to get an adapter as well as connection to refresh itself other then entering the commands at the command prompt is to temporarily disable the items found there and re-enabled a minute or so later to see if that works. The other is a trip into the device manager to look under the Network adapters grouping here to see if the yellow mark is seen in the Other devices on it instead of being in the correct location showing that is working properly or needs a driver update.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #4

    Night Hawk said: View Post
    Try opening up the Network and Sharing section in the Control Panel to click on the troubleshooting options. Sometimes you can get a quick fix with the automatic repair function if the previous network is still listed. First however you will need to open up an elevated command prompt and type in "ipconfig /release all" and press enter to wipe the now useless entries you had and then type "ipconfig /new" in order to refresh the connection in 7.

    In the Network &Sharing getting back to that you may have to create a totally new network profile from scratch where you go into the Control Panel>Network&Sharing>Change Advanced sharing and settings found right under the Change adapter settings which you may end up there too.

    Look down for the Troubleshooting problems item at the bottom under Change your network settings which will open to a new screen showing Troubleshoot problems - Network and internet. There you will see Internet Connections right at the top of the list.. The popup will have advanced in small print near the bottom that will see Apply repairs automatically. The other items of interest of course will be the Network adapter as well as Incoming Connections that will also have tools for troubleshooting problems.

    When going back to the Change adapter settings and clicking on the Local connection that should be showing a bit of activity as far as a large volume of bytes being sent and received as the snipping here shows while your connection may be faster or slower.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Local Area Connection W10.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	66.0 KB 
ID:	29107

    One way to get an adapter as well as connection to refresh itself other then entering the commands at the command prompt is to temporarily disable the items found there and re-enabled a minute or so later to see if that works. The other is a trip into the device manager to look under the Network adapters grouping here to see if the yellow mark is seen in the Other devices on it instead of being in the correct location showing that is working properly or needs a driver update.
    Hello
    same same complaint with me. I downgraded to win 7 after installing win 10. The WIFI is connected and say internet access, but I can't open any website or download anything. I followed your steps but it said
    "the operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation"
    For the second command it said: "no operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected."

    Please help, I am in urgent need to use my internet laptop
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 11,449
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       07 Aug 2015 #5
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #6

    This is for whom upgraded to win 10
    I donwgraded to win 7 and has this issue. Networks are showing and say internet access but no websites can be opened

    Please help
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  7. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,314
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       07 Aug 2015 #7

    Hello there! Verdect Welcome to the Ten Forums! and join the club here! It's interesting that in the last few months I had to charge up a laptop and get all of the latest updates on as well as charging up the battery for a unit kept at a care facility for someone. The place has WiFi available there since they have one laptop they loan out so people can get online.

    After bringing it back with me and reconnecting to the connection here as it had been since bought new and then bringing it back the connection to their network is as strong as always but still will not connect to the web itself. It's logs into their network just fine however. And yet the only thing that makes sense would be the last updates that went on just a couple of months ago as if in prep for 10?

    I suspect when you revert back to 7 as 7 Home Premium x86 is on the laptop everything has to be reset as far as network and sharing as well as nuking the WiFi and Lan build in adapters as well as seeing them freshly detected once the drivers go on after first downloading and saving them first while you are still on the web to go to the support site. The latest upgrade and reversion also would seem to be making the network adapter's driver sets inactive due to being removed from the active Windows you see following the upgrade itself as well as 10 having updated them with something newer if available.
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