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Windows 7: Older computer moving to Windows 7, internet problems!


24 Mar 2010   #1

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Older computer moving to Windows 7, internet problems!

I have been looking all over the web and can't find a solution. I know the problem but don't know how to solve it and I know many people have run into this problem but there isnt anything clear online as to how they get passed it or if they even can. I have an older computer, not extremely old but the drivers that came with the motherboard are for xp, so when I install the drivers, it still wont connect to the internet. In my device manager it recognizes all my parts but it has the yellow explanation point. Am I really going to have to get rid of windows 7 simply because of that driver not being compatible with windows 7? It's so close I cant stand it.

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24 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, know this will sound extremely obvious but have you tried just updating the driver? Make sure all the drivers on your system are from 2008 (ideally 2009) and later. If nothing else it's a good place to start.

Oli
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24 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorensmith23 View Post
I have been looking all over the web and can't find a solution. I know the problem but don't know how to solve it and I know many people have run into this problem but there isnt anything clear online as to how they get passed it or if they even can. I have an older computer, not extremely old but the drivers that came with the motherboard are for xp, so when I install the drivers, it still wont connect to the internet. In my device manager it recognizes all my parts but it has the yellow explanation point. Am I really going to have to get rid of windows 7 simply because of that driver not being compatible with windows 7? It's so close I cant stand it.
Welcome to SevenForums, jorensmith.

It sounds like you need to update some of your drivers from the manufacturer's site.

I'd recommend first downloading Microsoft's program (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en ) that checks if your system is capable of running Windows 7 (almost all are) then seeing what updates are available from the motherboard or manufacturer (Dell, Gateway, etc.) site for your system.

P.S. - Some more info on your system would help folks here help you, like manufacturer, motherboard, etc. A good program for this is System Information for Windows ( http://www.gtopala.com/ )
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24 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Also, you might want to set up your network as a Workgroup rather than a Homegroup to ensure compatibility. And turn off IPv6 as well in your connection Properties.
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