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Windows 7: I cannot install drivers because i have outdated Network/USB Drivers

13 Aug 2017   #11
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

OK. I am downloading drivers right now(I have a slow internet connection..). When i finish downloading i will go to my laptop and try if my usb is recognized. If it is recognized then i will send a quick rely to let you know that everything is fine. If my USB isn't recognized by Windows, I will tell you. Then, we can find another solution. if we can't, i will continue searching on my working computer for this problem..

Sorry, for sending so many quick replies..


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13 Aug 2017   #12
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My USB is not being recognized by Windows.
When i was at my laptop, i had an idea.
What if i format my hard drive (using disk managment) and then re-installing Windows 7 and let the installation do some updates.
Because i heard that these updates are some network and chipset drivers.
My other USB has the Windows 7 Installation.

Also, i have some Windows.old files from Windows 8.1
Are there any drivers in this folder?
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14 Aug 2017   #13
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

At this point another "clean" reinstall (reformat the hard drive and install Windows) is a good idea. Let it look for drivers and it may install what you need.
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14 Aug 2017   #14
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

One other thought, Before you do the Windows reinstall, reset the BIOS back to defaults. If the BIOS were corrupted it could be a reason the USB and network does not work or work properly.
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15 Aug 2017   #15
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

If I somehow formatted my hard drive and my laptop didn't had any OS, would my USB be recognized by my laptop to reinstall windows?
Can i format my hard drive using CMD?
And then reinstall Windows?
Or this is not a good idea?

I am thinking about replacing my hdd to an ssd to install Windows (With drivers) in there. I have already found one ssd. It is a Western Digital SSD for Laptops which is SATA 3. My laptop supports SATA 3.

Also, My BIOS is not corrupted and it has it's default settings. I think it's OK.

Midnite007, I will let you fix my laptop if the problem continues.
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15 Aug 2017   #16
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It can have default settings but still be corrupted. That is why I noted doing a BIOS reset first. If the BIOS is not recognizing a device or improperly recognizing a device then Windows will not recognize it or allow drivers to be installed.

Also a point I missed before, with the "old" Celeron processor and only 2GB of RAM you should only install the 32 bit OS version. If you are trying to install the 64 bit and Windows is trying to install 64 bit drivers that can be an issue.

I question the validity of someone offering to repair something for a price on this forum. I've been on this forum since 2009 and this is the first time I've seen this. I won't say its disallowed on the forum, just this is a first. It has always been a free users helping users. One other point, if you can't install drivers for the internet connection (do not have a network connection) then the person can't remote to the PC and log in and try to fix it.
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15 Aug 2017   #17
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My Laptop had always 64bit, even when we bought it. How can I do a BIOS Reset?
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15 Aug 2017   #18
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My Laptop had always 64bit version Windows. The Pre-installed Windows was Windows 8.1 with Bing. When we bought the laptop it had 64bit OS.

How can i do a BIOS Reset?

*Sorry, I posted the same quick reply by accident and i don't know how can i delete my other quick reply.
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15 Aug 2017   #19
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

With only 2GB of RAM (according to the PC in your system specs) that is bare minimum and leaves limited memory for applications. 64 bit OS uses more basic memory than a 32 bit. The only real need for a 64 bit is it will address (use) more than 4GB of memory. If you only have less than 4GB of RAM a 32 bit OS is better.
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16 Aug 2017   #20
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sorry but I will not change my 64bit os to 32bit because i want to make a RAM upgrade. I will soon buy a DDR3L 8GB RAM.
How can we solve this problem?

And is there another way to solve this problem with my laptop?

Because I will soon buy an ssd to replace my hdd and then have my hdd as an external hard drive and my ssd as my laptop's drive :)
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