Windows 7 Problems: Wireless, shut down, volume & iTunes issues
All Windows 7 problems rolled into one, from issues with wireless connectivity, the system not shutting down, and both volume and iTunes issues
As is the case with any operating system, whether it’s OSX, Windows or Linux, users are likely to encounter issues from time to time.
More often than not these problems can swiftly be patched up by an update of some kind, most likely released by the software’s creator.
A handful of the problems that followed the launch of Windows 7 include: wireless connectivity issues, problems shutting down devices, erratic volume control and some minor blips with Apple’s iTunes software.
We’ve rounded up some of the common issues that users claim to have experienced and try our utmost to offer working solutions.
Windows 7 Problems: Wi-Fi
Some users have reportedly encountered issues with Wi-Fi connectivity, claiming that internet connection dives when the computer goes into sleep mode – and only patches up once a restart is employed.
This is reportedly due to the ‘attached devices power management’ settings in Windows 7, which include the wireless card.
When the computer goes to sleep, Windows 7 cuts off power to the card, in turn, disconnecting it from the network. Unfortunately, even after users wake up their machines they will not reconnect to a wireless network.
To solve this issue, AboutDev has put together a quick guide to disabling Windows’ default control over power management to the wireless card.
Windows 7 Problems: Shutdown
Some users on the Microsoft forums have claimed that their machines won't shut down. Like a stubborn child, the machine refuses to go to sleep and continues running as normal.
According to reports, this could be due to the wireless card being set to 'Wake on Wireless LAN' mode, which basically means the computer will automatically wake itself up once it senses a strong wireless internet connection.
Suffering from this issue? You can try the following solution (courtesy of Microsoft forums user M22472) to disable 'Wake on Wireless LAN’).