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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesn't detect/recognize Ethernet Adapter

02 May 2012   #1

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Windows 7 doesn't detect/recognize Ethernet Adapter

I upgraded a computer to Windows 7 because it had a corrupt Windows XP install and I wanted to save myself the hassle of reinstalling Windows XP.

I am now having a problem getting the PC to connect to the internet. It says that no Ethernet Driver is installed and it doesn't even detect an adapter with no drivers in Device Manager. I was expecting the yellow exclamation point!

I used Everest to get some details about PC in question and I hope I can post it here.

I found some drivers for this motherboard online and it worked for the audio but I just can't seem to get the LAN working.

This is the page I got the drivers from:

I don't know how to install the LAN drivers.

The audio ones only worked when I did Windows XP SP3 compatibility on the EXE. I tried the same thing with the LAN but it said it couldn't find the I doing something wrong?

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02 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

It sounds very much as though your hardware is incompatible with Windows 7.

Before you tried to upgrade you really needed to download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which will flag up any hardware issues.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

If you can find a Windows 7 driver for your LAN adapter you need to download it, save it to your hard drive and install it from there or go into device manager, select your LAN adapter, right-click it and select Update Driver Software.

My best advice to you is to reinstall Windows XP, and then run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
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