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Windows 7: Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?

17 Jan 2009   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might try installing the Network drivers from Vista on 7. Probably need to run the setup in Compatibility mode.

If you don't have a copy of the drivers,use dd to extract a copy for you while booted into Vista.

BooZet Freeware | Double Driver - backup and restore installed drivers

You will get a folder containing something like this

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-realtecdrvrs2009-01-18_043125.jpg


Then boot into 7


In Device Manager, rt click Network Adapter select update driver ,

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-realupdate-2009-01-18_043919.jpg

Click browse my computer...>Let me Pick..>Have disc >Browse to the folder with your copy of the Vista drivers.


Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-real-have-disc2009-01-18_044041.jpg

Hope it helps

SIW2




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18 Jan 2009   #32
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi SIW2. I've been all trying day and still can't get online in windows 7.

I tried various ways of making a driver folder with the software you recommended,some of them worked but the important ones didn't, they're not exe. files and when I've transferred them to Vista with a USB stick they don't install.
I got a zip file of the driver of the router from the makers site. Still nothing, transferred that and it just opened.

In Windows 7 it's like my router doesn't exist.

I rang my ISP support line. Guy didn't sound like he'd heard of 64 bit let alone Windows 7. They " don't support Windows 7, it's not out yet"

Amazingly a guy in an Indian BT call centre spent an hour trying to connect me, he even did a remote on my screen and got his mate in, who was himself dual booting, to help. Still nothing.

So, I can dual boot but at the moment I can't really use the system. It's an absolute bummer. thanks again, John
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18 Jan 2009   #33
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

hello John,

Try this - in Vista run Double Driver - then tick your Network adapter driver ( untick everything else ), then click Backup

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd12009-01-19_003132.jpg


The folder will look a bit like this

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd22009-01-19_003428.jpg

Inside the Network Adapter folder will be something like this - including the .inf .

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd32009-01-19_003510.jpg

Copy that Folder ( not just the .inf ) to Seven.

SIW2


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18 Jan 2009   #34
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

When in Seven, go to Device Manager rt click your Network Adapter , Select Update driver,

Then Browse :

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd52009-01-19_003818.jpg

Then Let me pick

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd6.jpg

Then Have Disc

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd72009-01-19_003926.jpg

Then Browse to .inf inside the folder

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd82009-01-19_004008.jpg

Like this and click Open

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd102009-01-19_010837.jpg

Then OK

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd92009-01-19_004206.jpg

Hope it helps

SIW2


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18 Jan 2009   #35
sandeep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

It's better if you install by running the installation in vista. Then select the hard drive you want Windows 7 Installed on. Doing it through booting the CD just creates extra confusion with drive letters and booting.
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19 Jan 2009   #36
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello again SIW2,
I tried as you suggest but as you can see network adapter does not appear in 7s Device Manager:

However in IE I get a no connection box and a find a connection wizard and these:

These seem to be saying I've succeeded somewhere but I still can't see my router.
Thanks for your continuing support, John

ps. as you can see these haven't come out in the right order


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19 Jan 2009   #37
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi John,

Right click on the Other devices icon and see what is listed there.

Also post a screenshot of the files inside the Network Adapter driver folder you downloaded.

What is the make and model of the Network Adapter?

Hopefully we'll get you connected soon.

SIW2
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19 Jan 2009   #38
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi SIW2, Here's some snips of the device manager in Windows7 with the 4 other devices expanded:







The nova stick is a DVB-T digital tv dongle.
I'll do another post with the contents of the router software I tried.
Cheers, John


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Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-ethernet-controller.png Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-nova-stick.png Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-sm-bus-controller.png Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-unknown-device.png 
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19 Jan 2009   #39
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello again. here's the pics of a zip file on Windows 7 with what I hoped was the router/adapter software.
The router is connected to my pc via an ethernet cable with an rj45 plug on each end.
My router is a "BT Voyager 240 ADSL Router". I've been told they are made by DLink but I could not find them on DLink's site so I googled various terms including "Atheros" which is what the adapter driver shows as in Vistas device manager. I got this off a Driver download site but I looked at so many I can't remember which one. Hope this helps, it's driving me crazy.
If I open the zip file on 7s desktop I see a file called "ar8121_10028".
If I open that I get 2 files. Here they are opened,. Hopefully in the right order. The second file contains 32 and 64 bit files so here they are both opened.


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Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-router-zip-file-2-2.png Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-router-zip-file-2-32.png Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-router-zip-file-2-64.png 
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19 Jan 2009   #40
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,


Th ethernet controller - the first screenshot, is not being recognised properly.

It's a long shot, but try updating the driver for that, you could see if Windows can find the update, or if you are able to browse from there to your drivers you copied from Vista - as per the screenshots in my earlier post.

SIW2
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