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Windows 7: Can't get Public Network to change to Home Network!

02 Aug 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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What security software are you using? Firewall/AV that is. Got Bonjour service installed (services.msc)?


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03 Aug 2015   #12
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

OK, I will get that sorted out. Does it matter that the ethernet cable was not in when I was installing?
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03 Aug 2015   #13
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
To get System Specs - System Info - See Your System Specs

What security software are you using? Firewall/AV that is. Got Bonjour service installed (services.msc)?
Running Microsoft security essentials. And Malware bytes Premium, haven't got Bonjour installed.




When installing Windows 7 it asks you for a password for your network as I was wireless when installing. Could it just be I need to put a password in for the Ethernet connection? If so how do I go about that?
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05 Aug 2015   #14
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I am wondering if you can help me mate. I have discovered I can get Ethernet connection by installing Marvell Yukon Ethernet controller driver. But the thing is I have to install it every time I start up my laptop. Do you have any idea what's happening here? I would much appreciate it if you gave me a reply as to what you think is going on.
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05 Aug 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can try, how do you need to install every startup? Can you post a screenshot of any Windows that may be auto opening? Or anything that may be useful.
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05 Aug 2015   #16
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

I need to install every time because it's not recognised as a home network. And I have no option to change that. But when I install the driver it automatically goes to home Network. And then I have to do it all over again when I start it up. I am no expert but I don't think it's being stored on the system. And even without installing it , when I go into Device manager there are no warnings. Device is working properly.
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05 Aug 2015   #17
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

I am just going to upgrade to windows 10 mate and see if that fixes it
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05 Aug 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Possibly will, but maybe you would like to image backup your System Reserved (if you have) and C partitions with a program like Imaging with free Macrium
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05 Aug 2015   #19
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

I think I will be back to windows 7, Don't like it at all. It's far slower than windows 7
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05 Aug 2015   #20
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you still have problems after downgrading back to Windows 7, try:
- Create a manual System Restore point - System Restore
- Download the latest driver for your network adapter
- Open Device Manager and expand Network Adapters
- Right click and Uninstall - tick "Delete the driver software for this device" too.
- Restart PC
- Windows should auto-install the drivers, if not, install the ones you downloaded
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