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Windows 7: Issue with wireless driver

21 Mar 2017   #1
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 
Issue with wireless driver

So I got new laptop (Asus X556UQ) which had win10 preinstalled on it, and since I really like Win10 as much as I like Trojan virus I delete and install win7 64 bit as my main OS, after many hardships that Asus and MS made so people will think twice before they delete the beloved 10 I finally was able to install Win7

The only issue was (Surprise! Surprise!) that it came without any drivers (even for USB ports since they 3 and 3.1 And touchpad mouse)

Being aware of it as someone who formatted laptops before (though they were mostly for win 8 and 7 since 10 still was at beta phase back at the day) I simply looked for the network and wireless drivers at Asus site, But when I looked in the support pages it claimed it only have drivers for win10 BUT! the drivers they had there were actually more up to date drivers of the basic Realtek drivers that should works with win7, So first I tried a bit more older drivers of the Network and wireless network and didn't saw it change anything (the OS still won't show any network to connect to), So I deleted them and tried the Win10 drivers only to get the same results

My laptop don't have USB or mouse support without drivers which force me to use the freaking ODD in order to pass drivers each times, as long as I have internet I could download everything from windows update but no matter what I tried the wifi won't work, I tried all 3 options the wifi section in asus site provide and didn't saw any change

What I do wrong? do I missing something here or it just lost case and I will have to move back to win Sa10?


I included the site just in case

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22 Mar 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello ego now mate I had a similar conundrum when I bought my Asus ROG G750JM gamer laptop and I had the option to have 7 installed on it BUT when I got the machine delivered found that I had to update the BIOS to be able to get 7 drivers downloaded and installed

Now I was apprehensive about doing that but bit the bullet and the drivers were able to be downloaded. Now I am not saying that this is what you have to do but more that it might be an idea to contact Asus support to see if that can be done with your machine - having said that I have a horrible feeling that it will not be possible.

However I did a search for that CPU and it does have drivers for the graphics on that chip
Downloads for Intel(R) Core™ i7-6500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
so not all hope is lost as I did see somewhere today that most Windows systems can run on back compatible drivers.

I shall keep on looking for a while though

Edit: I should have asked just where did you find the specs for the network stuff??
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22 Mar 2017   #3
Nick127

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Go to the device manager and check the Ethernet or the wifi driver and install it. There will be an option that will say if you want to download the new driver via internet or search inside the hard drive. Select the option that will scan your computer for drivers. If you are successful then go to the internet and download an application Slim Drivers.

Slim Drivers Link: SlimDrivers Free - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

This will update all your outdated drivers.

If you cannot install the network adapters, open your laptop , take out the drive use a hard drive adapter and then connect it to another computer. Send Slim Drivers there and reconnect the hard drive to your "outdated" computer.This option is hard..
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22 Mar 2017   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes what Nick has suggested is the only add on software I will use - in desperation of course and just as by the by I also use this to stop any add on rubbish such as Askbar and the Google toolbar being loaded with it because the ticked boxes are so easy to miss.

Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear

Plus I always uninstall it after use the Slim Driver stuff I mean

Having said that I still think it is worth looking for the manufacturer's site first and if not found then Slim Drivers.
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22 Mar 2017   #5
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

I respectfully disagree. Anything from Slimware (just like Mindspark) is suspect at best. Their habit of sneaking in uninvited and installing crap you didn't want disqualifies them from any serious consideration IMHO. I have found Snappy Driver (Snappy Driver Installer - Install and Update Drivers for Free) to be clean, safe and reliable. Additionally, for people like me who work on a lot of computers, you can download their complete driver packs so you have it all on a flash drive and don't have to wait for downloads in the field.
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22 Mar 2017   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhoopee View Post
I respectfully disagree. Anything from Slimware (just like Mindspark) is suspect at best. Their habit of sneaking in uninvited and installing crap you didn't want disqualifies them from any serious consideration IMHO. I have found Snappy Driver (Snappy Driver Installer - Install and Update Drivers for Free) to be clean, safe and reliable. Additionally, for people like me who work on a lot of computers, you can download their complete driver packs so you have it all on a flash drive and don't have to wait for downloads in the field.
Ok mate no worries I will test that site out when I get home. I did make the "disclaimer" that the Slim Driver should be uninstalled after use and that one should always use the Unchecky for software sites and that I use it in desperation mode only.

But yes you are right there are a lot of freebies out there and personally unless a member in this forum advises any such software is safe or I am on my tester desktop I don't use anything. I did say too that any drivers really should be got from the manufacturers site and I would add to that because the Windows feature is pretty weak - in my humble opinion.

Yep well I am also in the process of making a take along USB drive for testing machines I have been asked to look at not that I am an expert it is my hobby and I only do this for family an VERY good friends and I store all drivers for my machines on external drives of whatever kind.

Back to this issue I think we might be hard pushed to find a driver for the OP as I think the machine was only meant to function using 10 drivers as far as I can tell.
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23 Mar 2017   #7
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all of your replies and sorry for the delay, I tried so far everything I can without Internet or USB support, I tried to download USB 3 drivers and network drivers from asus site (just tried different ones) and they all failed to install, I tried to install them manually in the device manager or let it look for the driver in the HDD, and no luck

I need offline driver pack app that will detect and will install all the drivers as Mr whoopee suggested, The issue is however that what you gave me is 11 gb and I can't use the USB slots At All :0

I can split them with rar to 3 dvds... but I want to know it have higher chances of working before I do so (since I spent so much disks and time trying to make the WiFi works and I almost ran out of disks and energy)
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23 Mar 2017   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well you can try the link I sent because I have never had an issue with it but do remember what I put in the post re uninstalling after and using the Unchecky.

However the choice is yours and just where did you find that the other was 11GB download that seems awfully large??
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23 Mar 2017   #9
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

The link Mr whoopee sent have lite version or full version for offline computers (and the full is 11 gb)

Since my laptop don't have any access to the Internet At All I can't use apps that look and download their drivers on the Internet (since there isn't one without any net driver)

Taking the HDD out and put it in other pc for the sake of installing the drivers also won't work as the driver app will look for drivers that are needed for the machine I connect the HDD into And not for my laptop's hardware , and i myself have no clue what drivers it need if asus drivers are out of question.

What you sent was some sort of driver downloader correct?


Btw

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Edit: I should have asked just where did you find the specs for the network stuff??
What did you meant? Where I got the laptop? Or where you can look on the spec?

In case it was the spec, here you go:
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23 Mar 2017   #10
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Let's try to identify the actual Wi-Fi adapter. Asus says that it's either a Qualcomm Atheros or Realtek
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We need the Hardware ID from the Device Manager to determine which.
How to Find Drivers for Devices Using a Hardware ID | Dell US

We will also need the Hardware ID for the USB ports. Asus does not list any drivers because Win10 supports USB 3 natively while Win7 does not.

Once we have the Hardware IDs we can look for the correct drivers.
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