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Windows 7: TP-Link TL-WN722N driver will not install

02 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
TP-Link TL-WN722N driver will not install


I have windows 7 ultimate 32bit, and I cannot install the driver for this network adaptor. I've tried the cd drivers, all the versions on the internet.

When I try installing any of these manually, windows either says that the driver will not load, or it says its not compatible, or it says that the product is defective, ive gotten those 3 different error messages trying to manually install the same driver

I know this dongle works, I've plugged this into my windows 8 laptop and the driver installed automatically and works perfectly!

Thanks for any help!

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12 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Windows 8 Enterprise x64


I had a driver problem with tp-link tl wn722n in windows 8. (solved myself but tried all the things on the internet)
The errors I got were:
Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device
Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering.

And, also when I try to install the software utilities on windows 8, i got blue screen and I fixed using refresing windows 8.
Then I tried lots of manual installation things, but only that one worked for me

go to TL-WN722N - Welcome to TP-LINK (you need to establish some other internet connection of course)
download TL-WN722N_100629
or direct download via this link
extract zip file
run devmgmt.msc (device manager)
click on (or highlight with keyboard) USB2.0 WLAN
open context menu (right click or press context menu key)
click/hit enter on update driver software
select browse my computer
locate the folder you've got after extraction
you're done

I've tried so many things with the driver in the cd coming within package, none of them worked. (tried to install atheros chip driver, got same error)
I searched web and since win8 is new, there was no help form there. Tried described things in websites but none of them worked.
Now it's perfect.
I did restarted my windows 8 and didn't get BSOD. I'm very relaxed right now.

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I noticed that connection gets lost after sleep. But it may be a general issue, I don't know.

Engin Oruc Ozturk, from Turkey
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 TP-Link TL-WN722N driver will not install

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