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Windows 7: Computer not detecting network hardware


21 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Computer not detecting network hardware

Hello,
I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 onto a laptop which once has had working internet.
Since the installation has been completed, I no longer have access to internet. Wireless or wired.

In the bottom right of the screen it has the network icon with a red X through it. When I try to troubleshoot it says:
Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. Seeing as the network adapter has worked previously I am stumped. I have tried installing drivers but none of them have seemed to work.
It seems like the computer is not registering there is hardware for the internet.

Also, when I go into my device manager, there isn't an option for network adapters there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this has been stumping me all day long.

Thanks.


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22 Oct 2013   #2

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Quote:
I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 onto a laptop which once has had working internet.
just before the installation network adpater was working fine?

Post screenshot of "device management" please
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22 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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22 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried to get as much info in the picture as possible
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22 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know if it matters but I went from W8 to Windows 7 install.... I'm wondering if I lost drivers or connection to the hardware somehow while doing that =/
But it was working on W8 and now is not working on Windows 7
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22 Oct 2013   #6

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All drivers are fine in device manager. Expect those under "other devices". It displays the type it detects. But Windows 7 hasn't drivers out-of-the-box for it.

What type model laptop is it?
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22 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gateway NE56R27u
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22 Oct 2013   #8

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You're trying to connect the machine wired (using network cable) or wirelessly? If you make that work first... you are connected to internet and hopefully "windows update" will get the remaining drivers.

It's a very new machine... Windows 7 hasn't the correct drivers out-of-the box.
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22 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Even if I connect it hardwired it doesn't connect to the internet either.
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22 Oct 2013   #10

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