Default Stock s4 connection with win8 issue

I dont think this is an mtp driver issue but might be.

Icharge my phone using my laptop every night and I unfortunately had to get a new laptop and it has win8.1

Every time I connect my phone or my wife's s4 both have never been rooted it keeps cycling saying "connected as a media device" on the phone but the laptop says USB device unrecognized. Every once in a while it will actually say "Samsung 1337(or what ever it is) connected"

It keeps the laptop screen on, and the phones on and I fear it is causing an issue with the phone as it has been acting up lately.

I have done a factory reset, tried a different cable, updated the USB drives for the laptop, reinstalled the driver for the phone off Samsung's site, use debugging on and off no luck. Any other suggestions?

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