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Windows 7: Should I Do a Clean Install?

25 Apr 2015   #51
gregrocker

 

Type Device Manager in your Start button search box. Open Device Manager and look under Network Adapters for your wireless driver to confirm the Maker.

Download the wireless driver from that maker from Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site. Rightclick on it to Extract to the Downloads folder. Double click on the .exe file to make sure it opens and starts the install.


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25 Apr 2015   #52
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
Okay. I have moved all of my stuff to OneDrive. The problem is that it is not organized.
I just gave you the steps above to sort your loose data into the User folders.


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Download and install https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download//.

Sort your loose data into one of the named User account folders: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music, Favorites. You can do this by dragging the files to the folder on the left-hand Explorer bar. Windows 7 - How to Drag and Drop to Move a Folder - YouTube

Once you've organized your data into the User folders, drag the User folders to the OneDrive folder.

Watch the progress by highlighting the bottom right System Tray cloud icon to make sure the files are uploaded completely to Onedrive, then rightclick to Go to Onedrive.Com, verify the files are there in the cloud by comparing their size to the original files.
Your User folders should be under C:/Users/Jesse
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25 Apr 2015   #53
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

...and put the information in OneDrive. Right?
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25 Apr 2015   #54
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Yes, you did. But, naturally I got ahead of myself and put them in OneDrive without organizing anything.
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25 Apr 2015   #55
gregrocker

 

As long as you know where to find them, and you confirm they are all there before we wipe the drive to reinstall.

The easiest way to get organized is to sort them into the User folders, that's all. It's not strictly required.
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25 Apr 2015   #56
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay. It's an Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) and a Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter.

Do I need the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter?
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25 Apr 2015   #57
gregrocker

 

No.

Once install completes if it is not ready to connect to your wireless network, you'll need to install the Atheros, connect to your network, install TeamViewer Download if you want me to connect Sunday to finish up your install.

Do you know your wireless network's name and password/key?
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25 Apr 2015   #58
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I do.
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25 Apr 2015   #59
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Also, I already have TeamViewer downloaded to my system.
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25 Apr 2015   #60
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Do I put the TeamViewer download on OneDrive?
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