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Windows 7: Windows 7 fresh install cannt get network drivers

05 May 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
Windows 7 fresh install cannt get network drivers

Hey all,

Got a new SSD and just put win 7 pro on it, However I cannot get it to connect to the internet it says to install the driver I tried to do the windows update to auto update my drivers but can not connect to the internet to even try.

How would I find out what network card I have, could I just load it to a flash drive an do it that way?

If it makes a difference it is a wired connection.

Thanks for your time.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

As I was looking over you system specs... (ok, a little sarcasm, but)
would you be so good as to fill out your system specs.

I realize that you will need to go to another computer to download SPECCY.
Download speccy, then use sneakernet (in other words, copy to usb stick, put usb stick into your computer, copy to a location of your choice on your computer, then run the file you downloaded).

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

Now one way to find out more about your computer, and even without using speccy, is:
MSINFO32.EXE or DXDIAG.EXE or going to a command prompt and typing SystemInfo.exe

At the tail-end of systeminfo.exe will be info on your network cards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1


Put the SSD back in and got the specs editing profile now.

Here is the network part not sure if it helps but did not see a spot for it in my profile

You are not connected to the internet
Computer Name
NetBIOS Name ----
DNS Name ----
Domain Name ----
Remote Desktop
State Active
Domain ---
WinInet Info
An internal error occurred.
Wi-Fi Info
Wi-Fi not enabled
WinHTTPSessionProxyType No proxy
Session Proxy
Session Proxy Bypass
Connect Retries 5
Connect Timeout 60000
HTTP Version HTTP 1.1
Max Connects Per 1.0 Servers INFINITE
Max Connects Per Servers INFINITE
Max HTTP automatic redirects 10
Max HTTP status continue 10
Send Timeout 30000
IEProxy Auto Detect Yes
IEProxy Auto Config
IEProxy Bypass
Default Proxy Config Access Type No proxy
Default Config Proxy
Default Config Proxy Bypass
Sharing and Discovery
Network Discovery Disabled
File and Printer Sharing Disabled
Simple File Sharing Enabled
Administrative Shares Enabled
Adapters List
Network Shares
No network shares
Firewall Rules
Path System
Profile Private
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

go to a command prompt (cmd.exe).
Run SystemInfo.exe

At the bottom will be info about your network adapters.
Please include that info.


Your "wired connection"--you are connected from where to where?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1

Thanks for the help karlsnooks,

normally I am plugged into the wireless router, but when it was not working I plugged into the modem bypassing the router and still have the same issue.

When I did system info it said Network cards: N/A

Now when I plugged in my old hard drive the network card says...

1 NIC installed
[01]: Realtrek PCIe GBE family controller
Connection name : Local area connection
DHCP Enabled: YES
DCHP server:
IP address
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Go to the gigabyte website.
Download the drivers for your mobo.
Install the drivers.

I realize you must do the downloading from another computer. Use SneakerNet again.

Did you change anything at all other than the HDD to SDD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

The more I think about it,
precisely how did you install Win 7 onto your SSD?

Is the Win 7 on your HDD the same Win 7 as on your SSD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1

ok I'll get the drivers and try that.

I'm using the same computer to get the information, just swapping the old HDD for SDD not changing anything else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1

I downloaded win 7 pro from Microsoft website on HDD, they then sent me a disc in the mail. I'm using the disk to install windows on the SDD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Alternatively your motherboard will have your LAN driver which will get you on the net. After that you can try to update it if it is an older one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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