+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Windows 8 Thread, I get to be miffed off with Win 8 all over again... in Technical; So my work laptop was stolen (a whole other story when the time is right) Anyway its replacement, windows 8.1! ...
  1. #1

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217

    I get to be miffed off with Win 8 all over again...

    So my work laptop was stolen (a whole other story when the time is right)

    Anyway its replacement, windows 8.1!

    What are my options from consumer 8.1 to MAK 8.1 Pro? Wipe and start again?

    Why oh why does the proxy server keep dropping out for everything? Wasn't this fixed in 8.1?

    Grrrrrr

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,963
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,710 Times in 1,478 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    449
    Think it is wipe and start again. I would do that anyway to get rid of all the pre-installed rubbish.

    Can't comment on proxy settings, ours is transparent and works a treat with Windows 8.1.

  3. #3

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    394
    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Why oh why does the proxy server keep dropping out for everything? Wasn't this fixed in 8.1?
    What do you mean by "everything"?

    I've only had two proxy issues here, one to do with SPDY which only affects a few (albeit popular) sites, and one very intermittent one where WPAD isn't loaded correctly (that really does affect everything).
    Last edited by AngryTechnician; 18th March 2014 at 03:46 PM.

  4. Thanks to AngryTechnician from:

    3s-gtech (18th March 2014)

  5. #4

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217
    Dropbox sync - loses proxy connection, chrome - the same, windows update - fails (same time as others drop out)

    Completely random too...

    Ive tried the netsh winhttp>import proxy source=ie and am awaiting the next drop out if any.

  6. #5

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217
    Didn't work -

    Chrome gives the error -
    Error code: ERR_PROXY_CONNECTION_FAILED
    Windows network diagnosis reports -
    The default gateway is not available
    All windows 7 laptops are working fine, just my new Win 8 laptop. Once the wireless connection is reset it works again.

  7. #6

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    394
    Does it happen during the middle of a logon session or immediately when you first log in?

    Is your proxy transparent or do you have to enter proxy settings (or use WPAD)?

  8. Thanks to AngryTechnician from:

    CHR1S (19th March 2014)

  9. #7

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217
    Manual proxy, this is my off domain work laptop. Happens at any time.

  10. #8

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    394
    Very odd. Haven't had that one here, sorry.

  11. Thanks to AngryTechnician from:

    CHR1S (19th March 2014)

  12. #9

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217
    Ill update wifi drivers etc..... something will stick!

  13. #10
    jamin100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,038
    Thank Post
    141
    Thanked 98 Times in 78 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Yeh my work machine has been 8.1 since before Xmas and Ive not had any troubles. Proxy will be the same as yours and I use it at home with the proxy of without issue

  14. Thanks to jamin100 from:

    CHR1S (19th March 2014)

  15. #11

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217
    Crashing on the other schools wireless too, currently wired and all ok.. driver update I think

  16. #12

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,503
    Thank Post
    1,581
    Thanked 485 Times in 303 Posts
    Rep Power
    217

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Messenger to be killed off on the 15th March
    By Dos_Box in forum IT News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15th January 2013, 09:16 AM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11th October 2009, 01:18 PM
  3. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 27th February 2009, 01:08 PM
  4. Need help getting to grips with subnetting
    By Kyle in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 3rd April 2007, 11:57 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •