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Please try uninstalling the driver once again from Programs and features and Device Manager, reboot after each installation. Then, delete the following folders:
If you do not see the “AppData” folder you need to “unhide “ it, pres ‘alt’ click on ‘tools’ on the top of the screen then ‘folder options’ in folder options click on ‘view’ then select “Show hidden files, folders and drives” then click ‘ok’.
You may also run the Microsoft* tool provided below.
Open cmd as admin and run the commands below, then restart.
- Netsh int ip reset
- Netsh winsock reset
You may not need to go through all the steps. If in the end the issue persists it might be operating system corruption and therefore you may need to reinstall it (or recover the image provided by the system manufacturer).
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Thanks for help but I finally found the solution. You have to run Win8 in Safe Mode with Network. Normally you can't use the wifi drivers' installer because the Windows Installer service doesn't work in Safe Mode. To make Windows Installer work under safe mode, you need to create a registry entry (this one is ONLY for safe mode WITH network) using command prompt:
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\MSIServer" /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D "Service"
net start msiserver
BTW I don't know if this is just my Lenovo Y580 notebook but I have the same problem with Intel chipset drivers (BSOD during updating some system devices) and using safe mode is also necessary. Furthermore I did reinstall Win8 twice and AFAIR it didn't solve the problem in both cases.