my first post so here goes.
i've read just this one thread so i ask for your patience if i might be out of place.
i just setup Windows 7 RC in both my netbook and my desktop. all is well with the netbook but the desktop has some bugs in it...
1. dlink airplus g+ dwl-g520+ pci card - no Windows 7 nor Vista driver
2. "?" for pci simple communications controller - have no idea what this is
3. sound is ok from the back panel for the speakers, but none from the front panel for my headset.
all these were ok or non-existent when i was using winxp. for the wifi card, i've checked with a lot of dlink's sites and no luck. actually, the wifi card was pre-owned (and a bit old i suppose) & it didn't come with the xp drivers so had to find it on my own. luckily, i found them here... Download D-Link DWL-G520+ RevA Wireless Driver/Utility 2.04 Windows 2000/XP
i read here i can do "compatibility mode" with the drivers... am just not sure how to do it... or if i can do it with xp drivers. also, my experience with my dlink wifi card, wifi router and modem is to follow these steps...
1. install the software/drivers first
3. install the card or connect the router
5. continue/finish installing the software once the OS detects the new hardware
... so, am i supposed to follow these steps too once i figure out/find the drivers for the wifi card?
sorry... i don't have the hardware ids since i already took out the card from the mobo. i hope the name and model of the card is sufficient.
as for the "pci simple communications controller" this is all i have from device manager...
everything is working fine, except for the sound up front (and wifi, of course). internet i hardwired since my mobo has lan built in, so now my desktop is tied to the router literally.
for audio, i checked w/ intel's site for an updated driver for audio... what they have is for win 7 beta... so this is for build 7000, right? can i use this? should i just try installing this or no? i ask because i noticed, most especially on my netbook, Windows 7 had almost everything running well after installation... and if there were any drivers left, it followed via Windows Update (i.e., driver for GPU)... so am not sure if i am to install whatever Windows 7 drivers i can get for my mobo, dvd, etc. since i think Windows 7 or microsof have the drivers already, or at least most of it.
other specs are:
intel c2d e6750 proc
intel dp35dp mobo
2gb pc2-6400 ddr2 memory (1 stick)
inno3d gf8600gt 1gb ddr2 128-bit pci-e gpu
2 units seagate 160gb sata hdds
samsung sh-s203n dvd
generic psu from the casing (astone enforcer II)
hope you guys can help. and thank you for your patience in reading this.