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Windows 7: Installing network driver


02 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Installing network driver

Ok so heres my problem,
I have a laptop that I used to install windows Xp on only now there is no Lan connection.
I have asked around and some people said i need to install driver. but how do i install driver without internet ? and what drivers do i use ?

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02 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What is the make and model number of your laptop? Obviously, you will have to download the required driver on a computer with internet access and then copy it over to the laptop using, for example, a USB flash drive.
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02 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to first fill in your system specs on your profile page for the system you need the drivers for. Basically what is the make and model number of your laptop and anything else you can give us:
System Info - See Your System Specs
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02 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Why did you delete your post?

Anyhow, according to Acer your network device is Broadcom 4401. There are Vista drivers available, and these may or may not work in Windows 7. Note that you might have to install them in Compatibility Mode.

Broadcom.com - Ethernet NIC 4401 Driver Downloads

32-bit: Broadcom.com - Broadcom License Agreement
64-bit: Broadcom.com - Broadcom License Agreement

Note that the above are listed on the support page as being Vista drivers, however by the file names they look to be XP ones. Even so, try them, and if they are XP ones see if you can get them to install using Compatibility Mode.

Compatibility Mode

Note that as your laptop is an old model, there is no guarantee with any of this. Best of luck.
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02 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

ok thanks, I deleted my post because i was going to give a more accurate description but looks like i didnt need to,
so if I copy the download to usb how do I install the driver ?
(might be a stupid question)
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