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Windows 7: Huawei 169 USB 3g modem

14 Dec 2008   #11
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

OK, so if I understand you all correctly I should install the modem on a "normal" Windows Vista PC, use drivermax to back up those drivers and then use that backup on my Windows 7 PC.

I can confirm that:
1. The modem works correctly as I use it routinely on both my laptop (in WinXP and OS X) and on other PC's.

2. I've tried to run the installer under both admin mode and compatibility mode in Win 7

3. The modem shows up as a disk in the Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers. though the Huawei installer can't find it even though I run the installer in both compatibility and admin mode

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your help and commitment, highly appreciated! I hope we'll get this damn thing to work eventually...


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14 Dec 2008   #12
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mindstorm View Post
OK, so if I understand you all correctly I should install the modem on a "normal" Windows Vista PC, use drivermax to back up those drivers and then use that backup on my Windows 7 PC.

I can confirm that:
1. The modem works correctly as I use it routinely on both my laptop (in WinXP and OS X) and on other PC's.

2. I've tried to run the installer under both admin mode and compatibility mode in Win 7

3. The modem shows up as a disk in the Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers. though the Huawei installer can't find it even though I run the installer in both compatibility and admin mode

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your help and commitment, highly appreciated! I hope we'll get this damn thing to work eventually...
yes that confirms my fears...
certainly i was thinking you were smart enough to try the compatibility mode and so i thought you tried that already...
the best thing of drivermax is that you dont have to install it on the same machine...
you can use a different machine since this is a usb and install it from there...
as long as you get the driver....
you can also try drivermax in xp but i would recommend vista
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15 Dec 2008   #13
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

Well, I've given Drivermax a go, but it turns out it doesn't support Vista 64-bit - what a bummer that I have just that version installed on my desktop Next step will be to install my other 2,5 hdd in the laptop, as I have a working XP install on that one. I'll then try and use drivermax to extract those drivers for a reinstallation on my Win7 hdd... the saga continues...
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15 Dec 2008   #14
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

ok ....
if youre using 9656 which is 32 you could not be able to use it on Vista 64
6956 would not accept the driver....
try it in xp and see how it goes...
at this moment we want to install the driver for the program to see the driver so that loads the client software and finishes the install for u...
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15 Dec 2008   #15
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
i knew that....
thats why i asked him for the link
that explains why it is seen as a removable drive
what i meant is to install it first (get it working) and keep it there then run drivermax it should show up then back only that driver...
OK, just as an aside- I am getting tired of merging multiple posts together - if you're replying to multiple posts, use the 'Multi' button to the right - it allows you to select multiple posts and reply to them in *one* post, making readability a lot easier.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
sorry and yes i am referring to drivermax
Just like that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mindstorm View Post
Well, I've given Drivermax a go, but it turns out it doesn't support Vista 64-bit - what a bummer that I have just that version installed on my desktop Next step will be to install my other 2,5 hdd in the laptop, as I have a working XP install on that one. I'll then try and use drivermax to extract those drivers for a reinstallation on my Win7 hdd... the saga continues...
Hmmm, Driver Max doesn't support Vista x64? Last time I ran it I had no issues....I suppose I'll have to check again....
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15 Dec 2008   #16
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
OK, just as an aside- I am getting tired of merging multiple posts together - if you're replying to multiple posts, use the 'Multi' button to the right - it allows you to select multiple posts and reply to them in *one* post, making readability a lot easier.



Just like that.



Hmmm, Driver Max doesn't support Vista x64? Last time I ran it I had no issues....I suppose I'll have to check again....
opps sorry yes i do know how to quote multiple post together...
i didnt look the other post just the one before....

still friends??
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15 Dec 2008   #17
johngalt

 

of course - now, let's get back on topic...
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15 Dec 2008   #18
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

ok the reason why it didnt work is because he was backing up a x64(vista x64 driver and trying to import it in a 32 bit system (W7 6956)
that is why i believe that it didnt work...
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15 Dec 2008   #19
johngalt

 

Of course - you cannot move drivers from 32bit to 64bit and vice versa - silly me, I should have caught that earlier....
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16 Dec 2008   #20
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
ok the reason why it didnt work is because he was backing up a x64(vista x64 driver and trying to import it in a 32 bit system (W7 6956)
that is why i believe that it didnt work...
No, what I meant (and tried) was to use drivermax on my Vista 64-bit platform. That didn't work as Drivermax is a 32-bit program only. What I'll try and do is to use drivermax on my XP installation ( I will have to swap hdd's for that). I'll post back here with a update...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Of course - you cannot move drivers from 32bit to 64bit and vice versa - silly me, I should have caught that earlier....
Wow, my first multi qoute! Nice feature that I haven't seen in any other forum!
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