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Windows Update disabled my Wireless Assistant


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#1 ItsADeepBurn

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:22 PM

So I installed Windows Update KB980248 this evening, not even giving it a second thought. Once I restarted my computer, though, my wireless assistant became completely disabled. The prevailing error message under device manager reads, "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"

I tried a system restore going back two days ago, before I installed this update, but I got an error message that said the system restore process didn't work. The only way I'm online right now is plugging an old ethernet cord into my laptop and my wireless router. Needless to say, I'm ticked off, since I don't want to keep my laptop plugged in for the rest of my life! Any ideas of how I can fix this issue and resist the urge to chuck my laptop out the window? Much appreciated.

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:07 PM

If you go into Add/Remove programs at the top is a check box for Show Updates, you can try uninstalling it.

That is weird it would do that =\

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#3 ItsADeepBurn

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:29 PM

Wow, amazing how the most effective solution is often the simplest. I uninstalled the update and everything is like new again. Thanks for the tip! Maybe something in my hardware didn't mesh well with this update.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:06 PM

Glad it was that easy. =)

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