Dual-boot with 8.1 but don't get internet


  1. Posts : 76
    Windows10 Home Edition
       #1

    Dual-boot with 8.1 but don't get internet


    Hi all,been trying for months but no luck.Trying to dual-boot 10 and 8.1.Installs fine but I have no internet.
    Specs.Lenovo ideacentre
    510A-15ICB
    Ver-20H2-19042.964
    Thank-you,Tony
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  2. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    eore said:
    Hi all,been trying for months but no luck.Trying to dual-boot 10 and 8.1.Installs fine but I have no internet.
    Specs.Lenovo ideacentre
    510A-15ICB
    Ver-20H2-19042.964
    Thank-you,Tony
    Is the problem with both Win8.x and Win10 or just one? Is it an Ethernet connection or Wireless/Wi-Fi? Does Device Manager in both versions show any issues? Have the necessary drivers been installed and updated?
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  3. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #3

    Hi
    It would be of considerable help if you could be a little more descriptive in your post
    Is this on both OS when actually booted and one is loaded
    What is the connection - ethernet or wireless.

    What is the make and model of either adapter whichever is the case in use

    and what have you tried to date please
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  4. Posts : 76
    Windows10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Lot of questions I am not savvy with but will try.Win8.x has no internet but 10 does.I have wireless for my wife but mine shows ethernet connection.No problems in device manager.Don't know about the drivers and don't know where to get them.I am not to good with computers.As far as make and model of adapter,don't know where to find it.I must say I tried stupid stuff that probably doesn't matter.Got disgusted and deleted 8.1.Like to give it another go.If you would prefer I can install 8.1 again.Sorry that I don't know anything about computers.
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  5. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #5

    I am very confused are you now saying that you do not have 8.1 installed having deleted it and the internet connection be it the ethernet or the wireless is working OK on 10

    Is the ethernet cord connected between the computer and the modem/router as you say your are using ethernet and your wife is using wireless.

    IF 8.1 is NOT now installed - in other words the computer is NOT now dual boot and the only OS is 10 you will I am sure appreciate that we cannot solve a problem except with generic advise, as that problem does not now exist.

    When you have 8.1 installed and booted into that OS
    go to network ad sharing centre - change adapter settings and ENABLE the connection in question
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...BD=Windows_8.1

    read the link and work your way through the options when on 8.1 please

    and see this please
    How to find and download network driver - Windows - Lenovo Support US
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  6. Posts : 543
    W10
       #6

    When you boot and make a selection of the OS, is that in a blue screen or is it in the black boot menu?
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  7. Posts : 76
    Windows10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #7

    You are correct and I am really sorry I didn't say that upfront.I had tried this about 5 months ago and then came down with co-vid.Was in the hospital for 5 weeks.Finally feeling better and wanted to try again.You have my apologies and will try your suggestions.
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  8. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #8

    and then came down with co-vid.Was in the hospital for 5 weeks.Finally feeling better
    Cheers and my best wishes for a full recovery
    My son who is in the Army has caught it in Estonia
    He says it is the worst cough and absolutely unbearable throbbing headache he has ever had, but he is over the worse now and has avoided hospitalisation.

    Absolutely no need to apologise - now knowing of your situation
    When you get 8.1 re installed
    post back and I will guide you step by step if necessary
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  9. Posts : 76
    Windows10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #9

    My best wishes to your Son and thank him for his service.My Son also did 20 so I know the feeling.When I re-install I will post back and thanks.
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  10. Posts : 1,550
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #10

    My best wishes to your Son and thank him for his service
    Thanks - that is appreciated
    2 in NI
    2 in Iraq
    2 in Afghan - 2nd one MID

    so all being well apart from Covid this should be a holiday
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