Since the day, I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional, my laptop was having serious wi-fi connectivity issue. It connects very fast, but gets disconnect in any near minute. And, it’s miserable as you can imagine.
I contacted HP support team twice, thrice, frice (does such a term exists?) only to make things more and more worse. In every support chat, I’s wasting merely one hour to complete their formalities and usual troubleshooting tips. Yes, they provide good support and showed good patience though and treated every support request nicely.
Keeping that aside, my problem was not solved though the support assistants updated my network drivers. Finally, an old school trick solved the wi-fi connectivity problem. However, there is something that made me think for the old school trick.
If you are a laptop user then I’m sure that you might have noticed the annoying auto-brightness adjustment of your screen. That’s simply one of the power management technique of the laptop. Since, laptops are designed handy to carry from one place to another, saving every bit of battery power is very crucial. One such feature is auto-brightness adjustment. In the similar way, there are various other ways a laptop “tries” to save the battery power. Of course, it includes network related activities also. “THIS” made me to think!!! And, I finally solved the wi-fi connectivity issue. Here it goes:
Try any of the below methods or both.
1. Open Device Manager –> expand Network Adapter –> right-click and select Properties of your wi-fi adapter –> select tab: Power Management and uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“
2. From system-tray, click the battery meter/icon –> select More Power Options –>select Change plan settings of your current power plan –> select Change advanced power settings –> From Wireless Adapter Settings, set Maximum Performance for On battery and Plugged in mode.
Disconnect and connect again. That’s it
Hope it helps.
Moments before, I’s trying to link my Windows 8 user account with my Microsoft Account. Everything went smooth until I entered my Hotmail email address. To my surprise when I type-in my email address, a double-quotes (“) comes in place of at-the-rate (@). What? Are you serious?
Oh, ya! That’s because my default language preference was some how set to English (United Kingdom). I changed it to English (United States). That solved the problem.
You can change your language preference from Control Panel –> Clock, Language and Region –> Language. A screenshot below
If you are hobbyist programmer or actively use Tortoise SVN for version control, they you might encounter situation where you need to delete svn entries from folders (including sub-folders), while copying your folders into to your backup device or copying to a USB or even copying to another network location.
Deleting individual svn entries from each folder is a mountainous task. Here goes a simple registry file that adds an option to delete svn entries from folder (including sub folders) from your context-menu.
The original script is given below. Copy paste the script into a notepad and change the extension from .txt to .reg. Run the file, there you are! Please note, you might need admin privilege to execute registry files.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@="Delete SVN Folders"
@="cmd.exe /c \"TITLE Removing SVN Folders in %1 && COLOR 9A && FOR /r \"%1\" %%f IN (.svn) DO RD /s /q \"%%f\" \""
Courtesy: To the original geek who shared with me.