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Windows 7: HELP!! W7 Home Premium and intel network adapter

07 Jan 2011   #1
calvinnivlac

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
HELP!! W7 Home Premium and intel network adapter

Hi, im a newbie to W7. Just done a (Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit) clean install on my PC. i was using WXP Professional.

PC SPEC

motherboard:
Intel Desktop Board DP965LT

LAN:
Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet Controller

there is no internet connection at the moment..
I have been trying to update all the drivers from Device Manager. and everything seems ok except my Network adapter and my PCI simple communication controller. there is a (!) symbol on both the icons.

I have looked at the forum and knew other people had the similar problems. i tried all sort of solution..I have tried the WinPro32.exe driver..and WinPro732.exe
and the problem still appearing..
and ideas?
I am considering reinstall my Windows XP Pro and then update all my drivers, get everything working ..then do an upgrade to W7 instead of doing clean install.. will that work??
any suggestion will appreciate !!
thanks!


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07 Jan 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is it possible to right click on them & install as XP compatability mode ?
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07 Jan 2011   #3
calvinnivlac

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Is it possible to right click on them & install as XP compatability mode ?
right click on the drivers you mean?
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07 Jan 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Desktop Boards — Supported operating systems

If you go to this web page the DP965LT is not supported for Windows 7.

So you will need to use the Vista drivers for your LAN. Direct from Intel. There are two listed use the top 32bit version.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...19058&lang=eng

Install as would any driver. Unzip if a zip file and then double click to open and start install.

Start with that one.
I'll see If I can find the PCI.
Mike
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07 Jan 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Chipset and PCI controller here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...10884&lang=eng

Same as above on the install.

If you have a problem with install post and let us know.
Mike
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07 Jan 2011   #6
calvinnivlac

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Desktop Boards — Supported operating systems

If you go to this web page the DP965LT is not supported for Windows 7.

So you will need to use the Vista drivers for your LAN. There are two listed use the top 32bit version.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...19058&lang=eng

Start with that one.
I'll see If I can find the PCI.
Mike
thanks mike i will try that. i knew my board is not supported for W7 from the intel official site..but i got the OS on successfully , so i thought i give it a try!
so using a vista driver is ok for W7 OS?
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07 Jan 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've got a similar unsupported Intel board (DG965RY) and have had that "PCI simple communication controller" error since the moment I installed Windows 7. It's well known and quite common.

I have not noticed a single issue because of the error, so I continue to ignore it.

I read some discussion of what it meant (on this forum most likely), but I can't recall the details and won't worry about it until and unless the error has a practical consequence. I'm obsessive, but not quite hopelessly so.
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07 Jan 2011   #8
calvinnivlac

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I've got a similar unsupported Intel board (DG965RY) and have had that "PCI simple communication controller" error since the moment I installed Windows 7. It's well known and quite common.

I have not noticed a single issue because of the error, so I continue to ignore it.

I read some discussion of what it meant (on this forum most likely), but I can't recall the details and won't worry about it until and unless the error has a practical consequence. I'm obsessive, but not quite hopelessly so.
thx for you opinion, i felt the same too, i think i will ignore it if that is not causing much trouble,
my main concern is my network adapter now..
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07 Jan 2011   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Ignatzatsonic

Thanks for the input.


Calvin
Sounds like you will be fine except the error marker might stay on the PCI but ignatz has it working otherwise.

The drivers I linked to are the latest available.

The good thing about Win 7 is Vista drivers work as good as the Win7's most of the time if no Win 7 drivers are available.

Mike
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07 Jan 2011   #10
calvinnivlac

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=2775&lang=eng

Mike, this is the one i installed ProWin32.exe (for Window7) didn't work,
the one you sent me has got the sam file name right? but it says for vista, will it make the different?
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