Quote: Originally Posted by jorensmith23
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/