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Windows 7: Trouble after changing harddrive

09 Oct 2012   #1
bam8787

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 
Trouble after changing harddrive

Hello! I have a problem after I changed my harddrive AND installed windows 7 home premium on my laptop. I can not get access to the internet, it only says "Install a driver for your network adapter. Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter." What?? I cant find any network devices in device manager either. What do I do? I have a Acer Aspire V3-571 intel core i3-2310M. Internet was no problem before I had to buy a new harddrive and install Windows 7


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09 Oct 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

When you reinstall, you must also install some drivers. Windows 7 will install some drivers but not all. Your Laptop vendor's download for your specific model should get you whatever you need.

As I noted Win 7 will install some drivers but in general an install is (1) Install Windows (2) Install motherboard chipset drivers (3) Install Device drivers such as Video, PC Vendor sound drivers, Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi, etc.
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09 Oct 2012   #3
bam8787

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

Thank you for answering quickly! But im norwegian, so there were a fem things I didnt quite understand correctly, I think. I bought the windows 7 package at PC World, so I should just bring it there then? Theres nothing else I can do?
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09 Oct 2012   #4
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You can find drivers here:
Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire V3-571
do you happen to know what wifi card or LAN NIC you have?
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09 Oct 2012   #5
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Sorry for the double post, but if you do not know what hardware you have for wifi you can follow the instructions here to identify the hardware:
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices
If you can post the hardware IDs for the unknown hardware then we can find the correct drivers for the network card.
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10 Oct 2012   #6
bam8787

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

Thank you! When I go into Other devices I find these: base system device, ethernet controller, network controller etc. In the ethernet the hardware Ids are: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_16B5&SUBSYS_06471025&REV_10. Is that helpful info?
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10 Oct 2012   #7
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

That was the LAN network card.
download the driver here:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_7

Can you please list the network controller Hardware ID under "Other devices"? That is the WiFi.
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10 Oct 2012   #8
bam8787

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

I figured it out now, and now have internet!. Thank you for all your help! BUT, now I have another problem. I cant seem to get the HDMI to work anymore, it only says "no signal" on my LED TV. Do I need a driver for that to work as well? I cant seem to find any HDMI-driver on the website. Here is the link to the Acer-site: Download. As mentioned before, I have a Acer Asus V3-571
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10 Oct 2012   #9
bam8787

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

Never mind, I've fixed it! Thank you anyways. This site is great!
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10 Oct 2012   #10
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

If all your problems are solved make sure to mark the thread as solved.
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