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Windows 7: Problem connecting to internet via Wi-Fi

18 Dec 2011   #1
sriram16396

Windiws 7 ultiamate x64
 
 
Problem connecting to internet via Wi-Fi

Hi people,

I am an owner of a dell studio 17 laptop. It was pre installed with windows vista, 2 days back I upgraded my laptop to windows 7 ultimate x64. Since then I am unable to connect to my internet. Hope you people can help me. Thanks in advance.


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18 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sriram16396 View Post
Hi people,

I am an owner of a dell studio 17 laptop. It was pre installed with windows vista, 2 days back I upgraded my laptop to windows 7 ultimate x64. Since then I am unable to connect to my internet. Hope you people can help me. Thanks in advance.
Probably need to re-install your wifi driver. go to support.dell.com and find the correct one for you system, download, and install it.


BTW you dont have "350 Gb" of memory, you may have a 350 GB hard drive.
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18 Dec 2011   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Jairam, A big welcome to you to the Sevenforums!

If it isn't too late, may I recommend reinstalling and following this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Make sure you read the warning first (found via the link provided as well)!
Warning
Remember that you need a valid qualifying previous version of Windows to use a Upgrade Windows 7, and to stop using (or uninstall) the qualifying OS while you have the upgrade installed. Microsoft only made doing a clean install from a upgrade Windows 7 possible to make it more convenient so you do not have to reinstall both the old Windows version (ex: Vista) and upgrade to Windows 7 everytime you needed or wanted to reinstall.

If you do not have a valid qualifying previous version of Windows, then you are violating the terms of Microsoft's Windows 7 End User License Agreement and could get your product key number invalidated by Microsoft. Plus, it is considered illegal.

For more about this, please see: Microsoft SMB Community Blog : Regardless of what any hack says, a Windows 7 Upgrade is an Upgrade. What you need to know.
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Let me know if you do not want to perform this method for any reason.

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18 Dec 2011   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Well, I am a little confused. The OP might have purchased a full retail version as well. He upgraded his lappie from Vista to Windows 7. That is what he may be meaning.

@ sriram16396, What is the exact version of your new media? Is it an upgrade version or full retail version?
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18 Dec 2011   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

sriram16396,
Like Zigzag said, you will need to download the right drivers in order to connect. LAN connection and wireless connections each have their own drivers that need to be installed. Your motherboard's manufacturer would have your LAN, and your network card's manufacturer would have your network card adapter. You can download the software onto a USB drive and install it to your computer without the internet connection, or use the CDs that came with the computer.
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18 Dec 2011   #6
sriram16396

Windiws 7 ultiamate x64
 
 

@DustSailor...A friend of mine gave me a multi user cd of the version of windows 7 and i have installed it

@jumanji it is a full version
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18 Dec 2011   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

On this support site, input your lappie's Service Tag which you can find on the back of your laptop, and download all the drivers for it. ( In fact you should have done all this before you started your install)

After installing all the drivers, check that everything is OK in Device Manager.

BTW, did you make the Recovery CDs beforehand so that you can restore it to the original state - in case you encounter difficulties in activating your new install?

( I am still not clear what the multi-user media is - my ignorance of course - and so cannot say for sure whether your activation will be successful )
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18 Dec 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sriram16396 View Post
@DustSailor...A friend of mine gave me a multi user cd of the version of windows 7 and i have installed it

@jumanji it is a full version
1. Your Windows 7 should be on a DVD, not a CD.


2. You say your friend gave you a multi-user version of Windows 7. The only multi-user version that I know of is the Windows Family Pack.


3. Is it genuine and is it being used on another computer at the present time?


4. Which version of Windows are you trying to install and is it the same version as that of Vista that came with the laptop?


5. A quick look at Dell's support site reveals that there are no Windows 7 drivers for your laptop, only Windows Vista.
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18 Dec 2011   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
......... 5. A quick look at Dell's support site reveals that there are no Windows 7 drivers for your laptop, only Windows Vista.
After reading this I made a quick search.

There still seems to be some hope for the OP on the drivers front.

One user in Yahoo answers " I've got windows 7 installed on my studio 17 and it's working pretty good. Used the vista 64-bit drivers from the dell site and everything except bluetooth is working like it should. Working on the bluetooth issue atm but not really a big problem for me." Windows 7 on Dell Studio 17? - Yahoo! Answers

The OP may also check the device manufacturer's website for Windows 7 drivers.

So it should be possible, I guess, for the OP to have a working Windows 7 install, provided he has a valid copy with a valid license.
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18 Dec 2011   #10
sriram16396

Windiws 7 ultiamate x64
 
 

thanks for your support guys. I am yet to download the drivers. Ill let you know if the problem is solved after installing them.

To my bad luck i have made a recovery DVD but i've lost it
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