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Windows 7: Restoring/using the other partition

21 Apr 2011   #1
cosrob

64 bit, wndows 7 home premium
 
 
Restoring/using the other partition

Today I installed windows 7 aain on my computer but it ruined my drivers, the thing is how do i use the other partition I have? I'm completely retarded and don't know.


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21 Apr 2011   #2
gpost3

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit/Window 7 VM
 
 

After you reinstall your windows, you will need to install the drivers manually. What is the brand/make/model of your computer? Is it custom built? give us the rig and we can help you out then. Screen shots of missing drivers would be nice too.
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21 Apr 2011   #3
cosrob

64 bit, wndows 7 home premium
 
 

Sure

My computer is an acer ax3950

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21 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You already posted this elsewhere.

Internet driver missing

Without the drivers there is nothing you can do.

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #5
cosrob

64 bit, wndows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks, I saw that i could see my windows.old and thought maybe I can some how gte it back (hence why i originally posted it in the restore section). Thanks for your help
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21 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If the drivers are in your user folders on "Windows.old" you can just copy them and install them again.

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Apr 2011   #7
gpost3

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit/Window 7 VM
 
 

Couple of things you can try to get the drivers back:

- Use Windows update to see if there are any hardware drivers available
- If you have the CDs for those devices, use those to get the drivers back
- Visit Manufacturer's website to see if there are drivers available for those devices
- Under device manager, Right click, update driver, choose advanced option and let windows search for drivers under windows.old. If windows finds the right drivers, it will automatically install them for you.

hope this helps. let us know.
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21 Apr 2011   #8
cosrob

64 bit, wndows 7 home premium
 
 

The 1st, 3rd and 4th thing didn't work and I don't have the cd for it :/
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21 Apr 2011   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

There are Windows 7 drivers for all of those on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model here: Download

Download to flash stick or CD, then rightclick each one's .exe file to Run as Admin. to install.

As soon as you get online enable Hardware auto-updating then check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers. Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

The ethernet controller will likely be in the chipset which you should install first.

You can also click on any Device in the Device Manager, choose Update Driver, then Browse to C:Windows/System32/Drivers and /driverstore folders to pick up the Vista driver. This won't work if you had XP.

Let us know if you need any additional help.
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21 Apr 2011   #10
cosrob

64 bit, wndows 7 home premium
 
 

I downloaded the last 2 (Wireless lans ones) and both don't work :/. Which one should I download?
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