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Windows 7: Don't install recommened driver for a Network adapter

19 Jun 2009   #21

Windows 7 Build 7229 64bit + Vista ultimate 64 bit
 
 

hi, realtek have a driver on their websites will Windows 7

Realtek


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19 Jun 2009   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

With 7 coming up in 4 months you are now going to start seeing newer versions. The one thing MS is focusing on now not seen with Vista's initial release is improved driver support.
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20 Jun 2009   #23

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andysweb View Post
hi, realtek have a driver on their websites will Windows 7

Realtek
Thanks for the heads up on this. I had the same problem as the OP although on a 32-bit system.
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20 Jun 2009   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Actually here I ended up needing to change ISPs entirely to get online with the 64bit side of things! The old "outdated" dsl setup seriously lacked having seen the last driver update back in 2002! "Time to go"!
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20 Jun 2009   #25

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Actually here I ended up needing to change ISPs entirely to get online with the 64bit side of things! The old "outdated" dsl setup seriously lacked having seen the last driver update back in 2002! "Time to go"!
Dang, that sucks! I guess it was time anyway?
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20 Jun 2009   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I could never get online with any Linux distro as well. But the new ISP didn't quite get off to a good start due to the modem the installer brought alone which was likely previously used as well as being a cheapie brand to start with.

Having added the nic card in prep for ethernet over the old usb network adapter crap nothing worked! And forget the 64bit 7 either since the drivers for the old model modem were intended for 2000/XP! Some Vista support with the latest update found but nothing for 64bit again!

Solution? Say foobar to ISP provided non sense and simply "buy your own"! You can also subtract the monthly rental fee they charge for cheapie too!
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20 Jun 2009   #27

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I could never get online with any Linux distro as well. But the new ISP didn't quite get off to a good start due to the modem the installer brought alone which was likely previously used as well as being a cheapie brand to start with.

Having added the nic card in prep for ethernet over the old usb network adapter crap nothing worked! And forget the 64bit 7 either since the drivers for the old model modem were intended for 2000/XP! Some Vista support with the latest update found but nothing for 64bit again!

Solution? Say foobar to ISP provided non sense and simply "buy your own"! You can also subtract the monthly rental fee they charge for cheapie too!
Haha, yea. Buying your own is better. That way you can know pretty much everything it can do.
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20 Jun 2009   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I told them to come pick up the garbage modem to get it out of here! one night with a live rep online. The ISP had detected another modem in use and was about to charge for unreturned equipment?!

Since the installer brought it with him I had to suspect it was used anyways when nothing worked with the ethernet port on it. Put the new modem and whamo! even Linux connects without fuss over any drivers! First time for everything!
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