If there is an issue with Windows it's drivers. Nothing has changed since about 1990 about drivers. They are what we update or install after changing versions of Windows.
There's another issue lurking here too. I find many don't like how we have to setup our WiFi such as finding, passwords and settings. Maybe it's become a bit too technical?
Hi! Last February I purchased an HP Envy 17 laptop, it came with Windows 8.1 on it, and as soon as they rolled out the Win 10 upgrade, I upgraded. It has taken some getting used to and I still don't know my way around it very well, as I came from years of Win 7 use. I let it do the upgrades, the necessary ones, automatically. I have Kapersky anti virus installed on the machine. A few weeks ago it did an automatic upgrade and something went wrong, it failed to do the upgrade properly for the WLAN and gave me a notification saying I needed to do it, along with a button to click to go ahead and download and install the new driver for it. I tried it several times and it always failed. I tried to go out on the internet and find a driver for it, but nothing worked. Whatever it did, it caused my WLAN to stop seeing any WiFi connections. (yes, I made sure it was switched on! ) Fortunately I have a 4G usb dongle and that works fine so I am still able to get on the internet. After searching around on the internet and seeing others had this problem as well, or similar ones anyway, and trying different suggestions with none of them working, I gave up. At that point I rolled it back to an earlier restore point and it worked fine. Then of course, it wanted to do upgrades again and I kept saying no when the message popped up. I guess I wasn't paying enough attention and should have turned something off, but when the computer was left on one night when I went to sleep, I woke up and found it upgraded automatically during the night.
Now the WLAN works, but it works for a few hours and then stops seeing the WiFi connections, and the only way I can get it working again is to reboot the computer. Better result than the first upgrade to be sure, but still not acceptable.
The HP support assistant is back to telling me my Intel WLAN driver needs to be updated. I am afraid to even try it this time since last time it totally killed my WLAN.
Does anyone out there in CNET land have any ideas on how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!