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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 Ultimate makes some devices not to work

02 Nov 2012   #1
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Installing Windows 7 Ultimate makes some devices not to work

hello forum, i recently installed windows 7 Ultimate on another hard drive to dual boot with my windows 7 Home Premium (Dont bother asking why) And when it finished the installation, it logged on correctly, but now the wifi doesnt work (wifi light isnt even on when the wifi cord is pluged in), also the usb3.0 ports dont work either, how would i fix this?
I tried going onto my Home Premium Version and everything worked fine there, specs down below if needed


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02 Nov 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Have you done all your updates ? Installed all your drivers ? You do know about these things, correct ?

WiFi cord ? What is that ?
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02 Nov 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If the network Wireless driver is missing in Device Manager you'll need to import it from the PC or Device's Support Downloads webpage to get online to get all of your Important and Optional Updates. Only after all of these Updates are done should you import any other drivers missing in Device Manager.

Make sure you came close to the perfect install described in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which details the best practices for Win7 install based on countless thousands we've helped with here.
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03 Nov 2012   #4
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Have you done all your updates ? Installed all your drivers ? You do know about these things, correct ?

WiFi cord ? What is that ?
I meant to say network cable, and yes i installed all drivers and i windows update

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If the network Wireless driver is missing in Device Manager you'll need to import it from the PC or Device's Support Downloads webpage to get online to get all of your Important and Optional Updates. Only after all of these Updates are done should you import any other drivers missing in Device Manager.

Make sure you came close to the perfect install described in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which details the best practices for Win7 install based on countless thousands we've helped with here.
its not a wireless problem, its a wired problem, and i updated all my drivers, and yes i did do a clean install.
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03 Nov 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Wifi = wireless.

What does the connection icon in the bottom right system tray show? Right click to Troubleshoot.
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03 Nov 2012   #6
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wifi = wireless.

What does the connection icon in the bottom right system tray show? Right click to Troubleshoot.
i meant wired, sorry about that, and its just the little monitor thing with a red x on it, it says no connections available. ive tried troubleshoot but nothing happened
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03 Nov 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you power cycled your router?

Try reinstalling the Ethernet driver in Device Manager, or on Driver tab select Uninstall and reboot PC.

Next in Network & Sharing Center, click on Adapter settings and check status of Ethernet adapter. Is it enabled? If so it's Troubleshooter from rightclick menu.
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03 Nov 2012   #8
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you power cycled your router?

Try reinstalling the Ethernet driver in Device Manager, or on Driver tab select Uninstall and reboot PC.

Next in Network & Sharing Center, click on Adapter settings and check status of Ethernet adapter. Is it enabled? If so it's Troubleshooter from rightclick menu.
Yes i have Power cycled every device that affects my internet,

I have re-installed it numerous times

Yes It is enabled

Thanks for all your help in advance, if you figure something out
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03 Nov 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Flush the DNS:

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

If this doesn't help then look more closely at the logs shown in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, for networking related errors logged at startup, google the exact text and identifying number of these errors or post back a screenshot of them, to research how others solved them.

Can you borrow a USB wireless adapter to plug in to try with it's driver from disk or the web?

Can we see a screenshot of the Device Manager>Ethernet Adapter Driver tab?
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