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Windows 7: Ralink Wireless card

25 Oct 2009   #11
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Hi Tom

What I'd do is just upgrade to windows 7 and install the driver, i'm not sure how to put drivers into the temp folder but here's what i'd do:

I'd install Windows 7

then

install the driver that I've posted up then check it via going to Windows device manager..

Do you know how to get to device manager??


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25 Oct 2009   #12
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Littletom View Post
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Hi Tom what i'd not install the file and just upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.... Now I haven't got the upgrade editon myself but I can still help you ...

So here we go...

Now your doing the Upgrade you DON'T want the upgrade to install updates just yet, there will be an option for you to say no for updating while windows 7 is upgrading, the reason is that there is a Driver for the wireless card we have and the update for it doesn't work for Windows 7.

I take it you would know how to do an upgrade???

If not let me know and I can search for a step by step guide to upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 for you...

Thanks for posting I'm always happy to help others out if needed thanks again for the post Littletom

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Many thanks, Gamer. Yes I am clear on the upgrade process from Vista to Windows 7 and the new driver for the Ralink is the last thing before taking the plunge.

The advice from Windows is to find the new driver for the RT61 Wireless card, save it to a temp file, then after upgrading to W7, install the new driver. Are you saying that I should install the new driver now, before upgrading to W7? Or will the current driver work in the new OS?
Hi Tom

What I'd do is just upgrade to windows 7 and install the driver, i'm not sure how to put drivers into the temp folder but here's what i'd do:

I'd install Windows 7

then

install the driver that I've posted up then check it via going to Windows device manager..

Do you know how to get to device manager??

oh and when you upgrade it will have the drivers from vista installed for windows 7 for you so to be frank i'm not sure if the vista driver for the wireless card will work for windows 7 but give it a go if it doesn't work install the driver i've posted up good luck mate post back if you have any problems cheers

not to sure but i think the drivers from vista maybe installed but windows 7 may install new ones over the old ones

good luck tom

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25 Oct 2009   #13
Littletom

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Hi Tom

What I'd do is just upgrade to windows 7 and install the driver, i'm not sure how to put drivers into the temp folder but here's what i'd do:

I'd install Windows 7

then

install the driver that I've posted up then check it via going to Windows device manager..

Do you know how to get to device manager??
Great stuff, thanks. That advice tallies with the Microsoft Windows advice. I have already downloaded the driver which you linked me to onto a folder "My temporary downloads". After I have installed W7 I shall the install that driver and my wireless network should be up and running, thanks to you.

All the best from up here to down under!
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25 Oct 2009   #14
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 
Good Luck Mate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Littletom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Hi Tom

What I'd do is just upgrade to windows 7 and install the driver, i'm not sure how to put drivers into the temp folder but here's what i'd do:

I'd install Windows 7

then

install the driver that I've posted up then check it via going to Windows device manager..

Do you know how to get to device manager??
Great stuff, thanks. That advice tallies with the Microsoft Windows advice. I have already downloaded the driver which you linked me to onto a folder "My temporary downloads". After I have installed W7 I shall the install that driver and my wireless network should be up and running, thanks to you.

All the best from up here to down under!
No Problem Tom let me know how it all goes cheers mate have a good day
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29 Oct 2009   #15
JamesW

Windows 7
 
 

I have the same card and have tried the drivers posted above, but I am still having problems. Basically everything seems to be working as it should be, the signal strength and quality are both 100%, but the internet is not working, it is completely unusable. If I go to a simple page like google after about a minute the text loads, but it times out before any images load. Most other pages just time our before anything loads.

Any ideas would really be appreciated.
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29 Oct 2009   #16
Littletom

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
I have the same card and have tried the drivers posted above, but I am still having problems. Basically everything seems to be working as it should be, the signal strength and quality are both 100%, but the internet is not working, it is completely unusable. If I go to a simple page like google after about a minute the text loads, but it times out before any images load. Most other pages just time our before anything loads.

Any ideas would really be appreciated.
Oh. dear. And I thought that, with the link provided for an updated Ralink62, I was all ready for my Vista to Windows7 installation I had hoped to make a start ths weekend but after your experience, JamesW, I don't feel inclined to go ahead.

As this thread is about a driver, not hardware etc., I wonder if the moderator or someone in charge could move it to the devoted thread on Drivers? Perhaps then someone will be able to offer help.
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30 Oct 2009   #17
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
I have the same card and have tried the drivers posted above, but I am still having problems. Basically everything seems to be working as it should be, the signal strength and quality are both 100%, but the internet is not working, it is completely unusable. If I go to a simple page like google after about a minute the text loads, but it times out before any images load. Most other pages just time our before anything loads.

Any ideas would really be appreciated.
Hi james uninstall it and install it using compatibilitly mode just right click the file and click on properites then go to compatibilitly tab and make sure its on windows vista as the operating system and also have run as admin ticked sorry forgot to put that info in its really important i am so sorry james.... let me know if that helps

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30 Oct 2009   #18
JamesW

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the advice Gamer, once I restarted the router everything worked fine. The old mantra "If it's not working, try turning it off and then on again".
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31 Oct 2009   #19
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
Thanks for the advice Gamer, once I restarted the router everything worked fine. The old mantra "If it's not working, try turning it off and then on again".
Not a problem mate enjoy your wireless please add rep
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03 Nov 2009   #20
Littletom

Windows Vista
 
 

Gamer1238

As you have given me so much help, I thought I would let you know that I installed Windows7 this morning and all has gone well. The new OS seems well worthwhile and I am having no trouble (at the moment!).

Thanks again.
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