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Windows 7: Shiny New Laptop for Christmas -x-

27 Dec 2009   #1

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Shiny New Laptop for Christmas -x-

Hello Anybody and Everybody,

I have a shiny new laptop.. It's an Acer 5542 with windows 7.

My old laptop is a Medion and it is conneted to the internet via wired broadband.

I am trying to get the new one on and am NOT succeeding.

I plugged the new one in and did all the set up bits then plugged the router in and expected it to work. (silly me !!)

I've had a look through my 'bits & bobs' box (the one with all those start up discs in that you hope you'll never have to use !! ) and found a disc that came with the broadband router... SO... I put it in (thinking I was now very clever ) but I got a message to say that it was not supported by windows 7

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR............ I need help (or therapy... or BOTH !! )

pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese .......... -x-

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27 Dec 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by absolute Angel View Post
Hello Anybody and Everybody,

I have a shiny new laptop.. It's an Acer 5542 with windows 7.

My old laptop is a Medion and it is conneted to the internet via wired broadband.

I am trying to get the new one on and am NOT succeeding.

I plugged the new one in and did all the set up bits then plugged the router in and expected it to work. (silly me !!)

I've had a look through my 'bits & bobs' box (the one with all those start up discs in that you hope you'll never have to use !! ) and found a disc that came with the broadband router... SO... I put it in (thinking I was now very clever ) but I got a message to say that it was not supported by windows 7

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR............ I need help (or therapy... or BOTH !! )

pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese .......... -x-
Hi AbsoluteAngel! Welcome to SevenForums!
Try putting the disc in to the drive and then going to Computer.
Right-Click the Disc in there and click explore.
Look for a setup file.
Follow this tutorial to run the program in Compatibility Mode for whichever OS it is compatible with.

Post back with your results.

Thanks,
ZeshanA
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27 Dec 2009   #3

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Thank you..... I'll give it a go... -x-
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27 Dec 2009   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by absolute Angel View Post
Thank you..... I'll give it a go... -x-
Let us know how it turns out

ZeshanA
If I helped, please click the scales at the top right of my post and click I Approve.
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27 Dec 2009   #5

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You will more than likely need to update your firmware so that your router will work with Windows 7. It may or may not have updated firmware for Windows 7 depending on the model.
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27 Dec 2009   #6

windows xp
 
 
suicidal now

well......... I had a go... and guess what ? ..... it won't do it !!

The error message was "This CD is not designed to run on your 64bit OS "

WHAT A CHEEK !!!

Any more ideas ............... pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese !!!
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27 Dec 2009   #7

SEVEN x64
 
 

there must be a x64 driver on the net for the router your using, even if its for vista it should work...???
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27 Dec 2009   #8

windows xp
 
 
more work

Thank You.

I will now scour the Web to find said software....... I will keep you posted...

I AM ON A MISSION.............................
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27 Dec 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by absolute Angel View Post
Thank You.

I will now scour the Web to find said software....... I will keep you posted...

I AM ON A MISSION.............................
If you could give us the model number we could help you out in that mission.



ZeshanA
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04 Jan 2010   #10

windows xp
 
 

Been in touch with Orange (my ISP) and they told me to download an updated driver !!! ARE THEY MAD !!! This would mean downloading the updated driver to my old computer (as the new shiny one is NOT connected to the internet - that being the problem, DUH !!!!!! ) ........ so NOW they sent an email telling me that I can look on their website for an updated package !!!!!!!! What the F**** !! (now.. I don't normally swear BUT....... ) I bought a package from them for wireless internet which wouldn't work. The 'advisor' who was obviously reading from a script.... kept coming back to the conclusion that it was my computer that was at fault... SO.... I hung up and reloaded the wired router back on and settled for that (even though paying for 'wireless' ). Has no-one got any common sense any more ?
So, here I am struggling to get my shiny new computer onto the internet. I have e-mailed them to see if my 64bit windows will work on the wireless router that they sent me (Seimens) but not heard from them, yet.
I have looked on the internet and it seems that my problem is just a drop in the ocean - there are hundreds, nay thousands out there struggling.............. pass me a shotgun !! ****
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