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Windows 7: UPgrade from windows 7 32bit to windows 7 64 bit lost network driver

02 Oct 2011   #1

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UPgrade from windows 7 32bit to windows 7 64 bit lost network driver

can anyone help. I had windows 7 32bit installed on PC have upgraded to windows 7 64bit but seem to have lost network adapter driver. Any advice would be apprecited, I have no network or internet access.

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02 Oct 2011   #2

Win 7

I had a similar problem when loading XP onto a laptop that had been running Vista. I didn't have the wireless network driver for it. So ...
  • Open System Properties.
  • Click on Device Manager
  • Scroll down to the Network Adapters section
  • Find the wireless card item
  • Double-click it
  • Select the Details tab
In XP, it showed a text like this. It's the unique ID for the network card.
On my Win 7 box, I don't get a tangled description like that. Instead, I get plain, readable text:
Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection
Either way ... google-search for that text. In my case, I found a web page at Cnet with all the necessary drivers. They had XP 32-bit, XP 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit, Win 7 32-bit, and Win 7 64-bit. They had it all. Easy.
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02 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

If you have access to another computer you can download 64-bit network drivers from Dell Support.

Dell Drivers and Downloads

Depending where you live, you may need to change the region.

Just save the drivers to a USB stick and use that to install them on your computer.
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05 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

For future reference, you always want to have the drivers handy on an external drive or a flash drive before installing a new OS.
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06 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 32

Thank you all for your help
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06 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You're very welcome. Did you manage to get the drivers you needed?
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