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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by musiclover7, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. musiclover7

    musiclover7 Well-Known Member
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    This is really odd. I have 2 Windows 8 computers in my house, both of which were recently upgraded from 7 (though I am still not sure if counts as an upgrade). Starting today, when I plug my galaxy into my downstairs computer, it no longer shows up in my computer. In addition, it also somehow deactivates windows. I called up microsoft and gave them a big wtf, only to find out, that the phone was the problem. As soon as I unplugged the phone, windows activates again. I used to be able to transfer files too and from my phone just fine on this computer. Now I can only do it from my upstairs computer. any ideas?
     



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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Perhaps you need to download the drivers manually. I'm on myphone now and cannot link you to Samsungs website:D
     
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  3. UserName872

    UserName872 Android Enthusiast

    That is extremely strange. Did you upgrade from a manufacturers image or a retail install of Win 7? Also, windows 8 or windows 8 pro?
     
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  4. motoracer1486

    motoracer1486 Android Enthusiast

    Of course Microsoft will pass the blame.
     
  5. musiclover7

    musiclover7 Well-Known Member
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    It is a fresh install of Windows 8 pro. It was working fine in the morning. I transferred a few files to my phone. Then, it stopped working a few hours later, and has not worked since.. Quite strange.. The phone shows up as itself in device manager, it just does not display in my computer, and somehow, it de-activates windows while it is plugged in.. Gotta love it..
     
  6. musiclover7

    musiclover7 Well-Known Member
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    I am going to try a manual driver download.. will let you all know..
     
  7. silentwitness

    silentwitness Android Expert

    try installing the latest version of kies and see if it helps with the drivers issue. If the phone is showing up in device manager try right clicking and updating driver from there asking it to search online and see if it helps. Otherwise u could simply just use kies air/air droid to transfer files over wifi.
     
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  8. musiclover7

    musiclover7 Well-Known Member
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    None of these worked, though thanks for the suggestions. I have a thread open over at eightforums on the subject as well..
     
  9. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Android Enthusiast

    OK What exactly do you mean it deactivates windows? Are you talking about the activation code for windows? the software license?
     
  10. sly3d

    sly3d Lurker

    Have the same problem with my Samsung Note and Samsung S2 LTE phones.
    Windows 8 deactivates 5-6 times a day.

    I unplug my devices, reactivate Windows 8, and plug Note or S2 back for another 2-3 hours.

    Then everything deactivates again.

    Those bastards (Samsung and Microsoft) know about this issue since November 2012. And do nothing about this.

    There is a tread at official Microsoft support forum about it.

    answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/0xd0000010-windows-deactivates-when-samsung-galaxy/fa47bd42-9866-4cc7-9611-f01c7de7702d

    I wonder how long it will continue and now one will do anything about it? My bet is from 6 month to 1 year.
     
  11. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    Thats weird..i have no problems with my galaxy s3 or my galaxy note 2 on my HP laptop that i just upgrade it to Windows 8.

    it might be your computer....
     

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