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Windows 8.1 bug?

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Hi there Geeks2Go users!


I think I've discovered a windows 8.1 bug that is quite specific to be honest. Recently, I've been having problems with my HP Envy 15 clickpad and so I wanted to install the Synaptics generic drivers rather than rely on the OEM drivers (which are quite ridiculous). Now I couldn't do this since the drivers weren't digitally signed so I found out that I had to go to Change PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Recovery -> Advanced Startup -> Troubleshooting -> Startup Settings and then disable the digital signature enforcement. So I did this and everything went fine. I managed to install my generic drivers and the clickpad is working well.


I was quite confused as to whether I had to go back to the same Startup Settings and enable the digital signature enforcement again, so I went back there. Now as I came upon the screen, I realized it was once again offering me the chance to disable digital signature enforcement, which was confusing so I decided to grab my phone and look it up (it was here that I learned that the computer went into a special kind of mode (when I did this earlier) where the digital signature enforcement was disabled and once I installed the generic drivers and the computer restarted, digital signatures were once again enforced).


Anyway, while I was on my phone, the computer just shut down. No warning, nothing. It just shut down. I decided to see if this was a one-time freak occurrence, so I went back there again (to the Startup Settings screen) and did nothing but watch the screen and it went off once again, just like that, no warning, no timer, nothing. 


I felt around my computer and it wasn't overheating, and I've been using it for quite some time right now and it hasn't surprise shut down yet either. So I think this is a Windows 8.1 bug.


Anyone willing to try this out to see if its a common problem? I'm using Windows 8.1 Single Language (64 Bit). My laptop is an HP Envy 15 j123tx.

Edited by spoonyvoid, 15 May 2015 - 01:15 PM.

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