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Windows 7: Network adapter not accepting drivers

17 Jul 2016   #11
AlterForm

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Update:

All's well after clean-ish install of Windows. There was an extra step involved though.

Windows 7's installer is apparently incompatible with the newer USB chipset on the Gigabyte board. I had to grab the Windows USB Installation Tool from GB's website to inject the proper drivers onto my install USB. (I actually tried Intel's utility first, but it failed to modify the USB)

Also, Windows was kind enough to drop all my files from the old install into a backup folder on the same drive (so, not a perfectly-clean freshly-formatted install). Spending an hour backing up a few things of value beforehand was definitely worth the peace of mind, though.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommyg562000 View Post
I highly recommend upgrading to Windows 10.
That's the plan, actually. Once I have W7 stable again I'll be making the jump to W10.



Thanks again for the help, especially derekimo for nailing the problem.


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17 Jul 2016   #12
derekimo

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Glad you got it sorted, you're welcome.
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