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Windows 7: wifi in Windows 7

16 Jun 2010   #1

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wifi in Windows 7

Hello all. I just bought a new laptop Acer 5740 with windows 7 yesterday. I installed the drivers from the Acer DVD given. I would like to know how to use wifi in Windows 7. Yesterday was the first day , using Win 7 , so totally dont know anything about it. In the lower taskbar I can see some connections (Airtel broadband , xxxxx Hotspot) , so does that mean it can recieve those ? But when am clicking on those to connect , it cannot giving an error message to troubleshoot.
Another query , can i install XP on i5 procy ? Because am a XP fanboy , and would like to setup XP as my dualboot option.

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17 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

The inability to connect could be due to too weak a signal or having the wrong network security key.
As for XP, you can definitely install it in a dual-boot scenario. Here's a tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Alternatively, if you want to run XP programs in Windows 7 (and have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate) you can download XP Mode for free: Download Windows XP Mode

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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