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Windows 7: How to install network adapter driver


09 Sep 2009   #1

Messed up XP install and currently trying to install Windows 7
 
 
How to install network adapter driver

I have a usb network adapter and the driver files are on a flash drive. On XP, I just selected search in this location and selected the driver folder. I cant figure out how to do that in 7. I have the flash drive plugged in and the adapter too but when it searches it can't find the driver folders and i can't find a way to direct it to them.


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09 Sep 2009   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi effdmmx1

download the Windows 7 drivers from the makers web site.
there is lot of USB Network Adapter with NO Windows 7 drivers.
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11 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

You could copy the driver off of a flash drive and into a folder on your HDD, and then direct windows to search for the driver in that folder on your HDD.
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