Hey guys, so I purchased windows 7 and uploaded it onto my old computer and Im having a problem trying to get the computer to recognize a connection. Just an fyi, im not too computer savvy, but if you dumb things down and walk me through stuff I can find more info out. This was a custom built computer about 4 years ago, so some of the stuff is outdated im sure!
First, I had XP installed working great on the same desktop less than a year ago, but had to get rid of it, so I used Linux as a temporary solution till I saved some money for Windows 7. At both times I never had an internet problem. My internet comes from a dsl line and my desktop gets the connection straight from the modem.
Windows says there are no connections available even though all the lights on the modem are on and I should be able to connect.
Ive tried different ethernet cables and im even using the modem right now on a friends laptop so it is NOT the modem or the connections.
Im thinking its a missing driver
issue but im not sure how to identify what driver I need, are they called ethernet drivers
? I turned my printer on in Windows 7 and it immediatley recognized the drivers and works great, along with my mouse and keyboard.
Anyone have any ideas for what to look for under device manager to see what I need to download? Im kinda assuming its a driver issue since it worked with XP and Linux but not 100%sure.... thanks!