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Windows 7: Windows 7 professional 64 Bit NO DRIVERS AT ALL!

11 Jan 2016   #1
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows 7 professional 64 Bit NO DRIVERS AT ALL!

Hi,

I just installed windows 7 professional 64 bit on my new hard drive of my ThinkPad W520. This is what it turned into:

http://s8.postimg.org/eu2roi0md/IMG_0382.jpg

http://s8.postimg.org/irq1dwnfp/IMG_0383.jpg

http://s8.postimg.org/4zg7w0m1x/IMG_0384.jpg

How did it automatically turn into a Lenovo Windows thing? I used a disc I bought from the local market.

My PC doesn't seem to have any connection to the internet. Do I have to install all the drivers manually now? :O I expected windows to be able to use my wifi card at least for now.

P.S. Plugging in a USB stick is doing nothing. I have tested the stick with other computers. How am I supposed to install the drivers this way! The CD/DVD drive seems to be working though.


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11 Jan 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well I for one on a laptop would never rely on an installation to be able to find and install a wifi driver
Connect wired via Ethernet cable...
If you don't have that option than yes you'll have to download all the drivers onto a flash drive and install them manually.
But first you'll need to connect wired to the internet and windows might help out on some of the driver installs.
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11 Jan 2016   #3
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Or you could install drivers from the disc that came with the laptop itself.

Usually there should be a driver disc coming with the laptop box when you bought it, having the basic drivers.
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11 Jan 2016   #4
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the replies guys. I have solves the problem. I will just write down what I did for anyone having similar issues:

- Use Ubuntu Live disc on the same machine and boot it up.
- Use Ubuntu to download the wifi drivers for your particular wifi card and save it in say C drive.

Once that is done, you can reboot and boot into windows and install that driver and internet will be up and running. Then go to your manufacturer's support site and download the drivers and updates from there.

P.S. Would appreciate some help with my windows clean installation here.
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12 Jan 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, how did you get out to the net using Ubuntu ?

It has your ethernet card drivers and windows doesn`t ?

But this is a lesson learned, anytime you`re gonna do an install, at least have the network (ethernet) drivers on a flash stick or cd ready to go.

You should now download all your drivers and store them on a cd, so you have them for future installs.

This way you don`t have to go out the makers website and do it all over again.

And you should at minimum, make a small partition to store a disk image on, so you don`t have to do any of this ever again.

Unless of course that hard drive/ssd dies.


Any questions, just ask
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12 Jan 2016   #6
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well, how did you get out to the net using Ubuntu ?

It has your ethernet card drivers and windows doesn`t ?
Every time I booted any machine using Ubuntu live discs, the machines were fully functional. Mic, Webcam, Wifi, everything. They also work really well. Windows didn't have even the usb drivers!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But this is a lesson learned, anytime you`re gonna do an install, at least have the network (ethernet) drivers on a flash stick or cd ready to go.
I have installed windows on other systems before and it seemed to have some type of basic drivers for things like wifi. I had to replace them for better drivers but still! They let me use the internet to get all the updates and drivers.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You should now download all your drivers and store them on a cd, so you have them for future installs.
It's not that simple. I did the job quickly using ThinkVantage System Update software. That software recognizes my machine and automatically gets the correct drivers for all the parts. Are these drivers saved somewhere though? Couldn't I copy paste them in that case?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

And you should at minimum, make a small partition to store a disk image on, so you don`t have to do any of this ever again.

Unless of course that hard drive/ssd dies.


Any questions, just ask
I have no recovery partitions. Only C drive for windows and D for my files. Is it possible to make a partition now? I guess I could always make a restore disc.

If you want to help, can you please let me know your take on this thread of mine?
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12 Jan 2016   #7
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Hi there,

I'm under the suspicion the Win7 DVD is not legit. The screenshots bear a striking resemblance to the warez release by faXcooL. Also, it is odd for an install disc bought from the "local market" to automatically detect your device as a Lenovo with a matching wallpaper (considering the disc did not come with the device). Not even genuine OEM discs do that, at least from my experience. I own an OEM Win7 Pro SP1 DVD.

Are you sure you didn't accidentally get a bootleg?
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12 Jan 2016   #8
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Hi there,

I'm under the suspicion the Win7 DVD is not legit. The screenshots bear a striking resemblance to the warez release by faXcooL. Also, it is odd for an install disc bought from the "local market" to automatically detect your device as a Lenovo with a matching wallpaper (considering the disc did not come with the device). Not even genuine OEM discs do that, at least from my experience. I own an OEM Win7 Pro SP1 DVD.

Are you sure you didn't accidentally get a bootleg?
This is a screenshot of the content of the disc:

http://s16.postimg.org/ff5tvmgn9/image.png

Do you see that Activator thing there? This is surely a pirated disc. Which still doesn't explain how it's Lenovo branded! Does it? It is most certainly a pirated disk. I wasn't looking for a pirated disc though. I just wanted an installation disc so that I could install and when prompted for the product key, enter my own product key.

I just googled that FaxKool thing and found this link: Tech2help.tk: Download Windows 7 SP1(16 in 1) - x86-64.iso(Pre-Activated)

The second picture (the one under the disk picture) is what I saw while installing. It gave me all kinds of options/versions.
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12 Jan 2016   #9
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Yes, faXcooL Win7 does that. Try installing on an MSI laptop and it will say MSI with a matching wallpaper, that's how I realized you unfortunately got a bootleg.

The best path is to download a genuine ISO and use the product key stuck on your ThinkPad.
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12 Jan 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSKHAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well, how did you get out to the net using Ubuntu ?

It has your ethernet card drivers and windows doesn`t ?
Every time I booted any machine using Ubuntu live discs, the machines were fully functional. Mic, Webcam, Wifi, everything. They also work really well. Windows didn't have even the usb drivers!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But this is a lesson learned, anytime you`re gonna do an install, at least have the network (ethernet) drivers on a flash stick or cd ready to go.
I have installed windows on other systems before and it seemed to have some type of basic drivers for things like wifi. I had to replace them for better drivers but still! They let me use the internet to get all the updates and drivers.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You should now download all your drivers and store them on a cd, so you have them for future installs.
It's not that simple. I did the job quickly using ThinkVantage System Update software. That software recognizes my machine and automatically gets the correct drivers for all the parts. Are these drivers saved somewhere though? Couldn't I copy paste them in that case?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

And you should at minimum, make a small partition to store a disk image on, so you don`t have to do any of this ever again.

Unless of course that hard drive/ssd dies.


Any questions, just ask
I have no recovery partitions. Only C drive for windows and D for my files. Is it possible to make a partition now? I guess I could always make a restore disc.

If you want to help, can you please let me know your take on this thread of mine?
Other systems are not this system.

Thinkvantage Update Software ?

Where were you when that member was begging for a driver update program ? LOL

You can always create another partition to store an image on.

Post a shot of Disk Management if you ever get this fixed.
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