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    Default realtek 8139 does not work in windows 8 RP

    Hi all,

    I am runing windows 8 RP 64bit version. Realtek 8139 (on-board LAN Controller) does not work in windows 8 RP. Compatibility check says it is compatible. I checked the devices list, there is a debug version of the ethernet identifier.

    Same problem as with Windows 8 CP. Realtek 8139 worked in windows 7 and 8 DP.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 06-11-2012 at 05:02 AM.

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    Default Re: realtek 8139 does not work in windows 8 RP

    I do not see Win 8 specific drivers on the Realtek web site. You may have to wait until such drivers are released.

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    Default Re: realtek 8139 does not work in windows 8 RP

    When you throw out a part number on a forum, it's a good idea to also tell what it is, so everyone wishing to help you doesn't have to 'Google Search' it. Eh?

    The one thing I can say about Windows 8 is that it's "Different". Many things that worked just fine with XP, Vista or Win-7 just will not work at all in Win-8. Go figure!

    I have two add-on cards in my desktop that absolutely will NOT work with Win-8. But that goes along with the whole idea of "TESTING". Some things will work and some won't. I just have to tell myself, "Self! Get over it!"

    It's OK though, as Win-8 will never be my main OS on this computer. Everything works great with XP-Pro-SP3.

    Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?

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    Default Re: realtek 8139 does not work in windows 8 RP

    Thanks guys. Maybe it is not compatible with the beta OS. I will try after the final version.

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    Default Re: realtek 8139 does not work in windows 8 RP

    The final version is rumored to be released in September or October. I would believe that by that time most developers will have Win 8 specific drivers available.
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 06-12-2012 at 05:30 AM.

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    Cool Re: realtek 8139 does not work in windows 8 RP

    Anyone, who has gone through the growth of Microsoft OS's, like from Windows 3.0 to 95, to 98, to ME, to XP, Vista, Win-7 and now Win-8, is well aware, or should be by now, that things that worked for a previous version will not always work for the new version. That goes for software as well as hardware.
    "Same old crap, different day!"

    So why is anyone even surprised by what doesn't work with Win-8, unless they have never gone through an OS upgrade before.
    And if not, they are probably ill equipped to even be testing Win-8.

    Like, a truck driver probably should not be doing brain surgery. Eh?

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