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Windows 7: Recovering drivers from windows.old

05 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Recovering drivers from windows.old

Hello everyone!
I've recently upgraded from windows starter to windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on my Acer aspire one D255 netbook and it is missing drivers for Ethernet Controller Network Controller and Video Controller. I could download the drivers from my pc and transfer over with a usb stick... but this has to be the day i left my usb stick at a friends house. AGHHHH
! So, is there anyway i could get the drivers from the windows.old file and get it to work.

Thankyou for reading this and hoping for a swift response.

Love, Secret Squirrel

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05 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Secret Squirrel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you can use Device Manager as in the tutorial below. When you get to step 5, browse to and select the folder paths below to try and see if Windows 7 may be able to "Automatically" find your drivers in there.

Driver Install - Device Manager






Hope this helps,
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05 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thankyou very much, this worked! I appreciate the help alot!
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05 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that it worked for you.
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