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Windows 7: Cannot install drivers on fresh W7 installation

23 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Cannot install drivers on fresh W7 installation

I would like to apologize in advance for the tone of this post. I have not been in a very pleasant mood all day because of this.

I would also like to preface this by saying that the machine with the issue in question is a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5350. Which is a laptop.

Okay, we all know how it looks when you go to install drivers, right? The window that says what it is, and has an exit and start button on it? Right, onto the issue then.

My problem is, I encountered some weird crap this morning, computer refused to boot right so I figured screw it I'll just wipe it and reinstall everything.

But here's my problem. Firstly, if I try to put the downloaded drivers(that took five ****ing hours for nine of them THANKS TOSHIBA) onto a flash drive, I'm told that the files I'm copying have "properties that cannot be copied to new location". And then I put them onto a full-on external hard drive and did not encounter this problem.

Now is the fun part! I go to install the drivers on the laptop that was freshly-wiped this morning, and upon clicking start it does nothing. Progress bar fills up, then it closes and that's that. I watched task manager while doing this once and saw a second process, alongside the start/exit window appear and then immediately disappear. No error messages, no driver installed; nothing. I can't even get a network adapter installed to try and pull the rest of what I need through windows update.

Is this another of Microsoft's attempts to force everyone onto Win10?

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