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Windows 7: ethernet port dead after full windows 7 install

30 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
ethernet port dead after full windows 7 install

On a Dell desktop with pre-installed Windows 7, due to a bad HD, I bought and installed a full retail version of Windows 7. Now the ethernet port is dead. Any advice on how to introduce the operating system and the ethernet port?

Many thanks - Tim

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31 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Have you gone to support.dell.com and downloaded the most recent lan driver?
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31 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes, that's where I'd start.....
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31 May 2012   #4

x64 Windows 7 Home
 
 

They are right, I had just ran a fresh install of windows on my laptop last night the ethernet port didnt work so I just downloaded the drivers to a USB thumb drive and installed them didnt have any issues from there. Hope it helps? If not let us know?
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31 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good information - thanks for the replies. I'm getting an error though when downloading the files:

Dell Driver Download Manager: Server unavailable, please try again later.

Any ideas?
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31 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't use the download manager - just download each file separately.
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31 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Beautiful, the port works now. Nice to not have to use wireless two feet away.

Many thanks to all for your guidance!
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01 Jun 2012   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You might want to run Windows Update several times to make sure it gets all the latest updates
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01 Jun 2012   #9

x64 Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You might want to run Windows Update several times to make sure it gets all the latest updates

^^^ Make sure you update windows like he had mentioned. I had to install 90 updates after a fresh install of windows on my laptop. Glad everything worked out for you mate. Thanks for the update.
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