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Windows 7: Two operating systems but wireless card not recognised on one...

10 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Two operating systems but wireless card not recognised on one...

Hi All,
I am running two systems off one laptop. One 64bit and the other 32bit.
On the 64bit system all is well and working fine, but on the 32 bit system there is no wireless adaper been detected in the device manager. As i say, the actual wireless card is fine as its working perfectly on the 64bit system.
What I am asking is: How do I get the device manager to recognise the wireless card within the 32bit system?
I am running a Dell Inspiron 5010

Cheers guys.

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10 May 2011   #2

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Try updating your drivers for Dell Inspiron 5010 here:
Dell - Drivers and Downloads
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10 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have downloaded all the relevent drivers ect, but because the device (the wireless adapter) is not listed within the device manager I cant use the drivers. It's like its not recognisng the card.
Back on the 64 bit version it telling me I have a Intel WiFi 1000BNG. This works fine on that system but when I start up the 32 Bit version its not there. Actually comming to think of it theres a couple of other finction missing aswell like the ability to be able to scroll and zoom in with the touch pad. It probably a daft mistake and will be glaring me in the face. Any thoughts?
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10 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Have you tried pulling the card out of the slot and putting it back in?
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10 May 2011   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom10293 View Post
I have downloaded all the relevent drivers ect, but because the device (the wireless adapter) is not listed within the device manager I cant use the drivers. It's like its not recognisng the card.
Back on the 64 bit version it telling me I have a Intel WiFi 1000BNG. This works fine on that system but when I start up the 32 Bit version its not there. Actually comming to think of it theres a couple of other finction missing aswell like the ability to be able to scroll and zoom in with the touch pad. It probably a daft mistake and will be glaring me in the face. Any thoughts?
Hi tom10293, Try these drivers from Intel http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...&FamilyId=1783 these are Windows 7 32bit
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10 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What you could try, I am not sure if they will work.
In Control Panel, Hardware and sound, Devices and printers click on the white and select add a device
In Device manager click the action tab and you have two more options to find hardware
In Device manager click the View tab and select show hidden devices just in case it is hidden for some reason
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10 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This may sound stupid but it's me. Boot into the 32 bit os only. Remove old driver from 32 bit system only and download and install new driver in 32 bit system only. My thinking is now you have a 64 bit driver in the 64 bit os and a 32 bit driver in the 32 bit os. Does this make any sense??
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11 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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11 May 2011   #9

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Are you installing 32bit drivers?
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11 May 2011   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

theog, Thats why I posted the Intel drivers for 32bit , The OPs system was supplied with 64bit software and the only drivers on Dells site are for 64 bit drivers both Vista and Win 7
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