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Windows 7: Win 7 Clean install - Can not connect to the internet

23 Jul 2013   #1
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Win 7 Clean install - Can not connect to the internet

Hello folks,

I have Acer Aspire 5740 laptop and I just changed the HDD to 1TB SSHD (It came with 320GB HDD). I wanted to have clean copy of Windows 7, so I got retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and installed.

Now that the OS is installed, I am not able to connect the internet. It does not accept my correct wi-fi password or direct cable connection (from the router). Under device manager, I see following exclamation marks.



I wonder which drivers do I need? The drivers are available at Acer | Download.

The OS is not yet activated.

Thanks in advance.


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23 Jul 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try this

chipset

LAN
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23 Jul 2013   #3
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks.

The PCI Simple Communication Controller still has exclamation mark
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23 Jul 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Right click on PCI Simple Communication Controller choose properties . Inside the properties window click on Details tab and on the drop down menu select Hardware Ids and take a scrnprnt and upload the image .
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23 Jul 2013   #5
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here it goes,

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23 Jul 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That driver is for the Management Engine
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23 Jul 2013   #7
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am sorry, what does that mean? Is there any other driver that I can use? In other words, how do I connect to the internet. Once I connect then I can use Acer's own application to search and install drivers automatically.

Plus, other thing is, many of the drivers on Acer's website are not executables but bunch of dlls and stuff. So I am clueless on how to install them.
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23 Jul 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The LAN driver is for your NIC card on your laptop
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23 Jul 2013   #9
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

See if this will help

PCI Simple Communication Controller
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24 Jul 2013   #10
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for all your help.

I figured that the problem was not with either of these drivers. It was with Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter drivers. There was no exclamation sign on that one. As I got the drivers going really at random, as soon as I installed these drivers, it connected to the internet.

Thanks again for all your help.
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