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  1.    #11

    If you reinstall I'd use the key on COA sticker if Win7 to not waste a $100+ license.

    Changing only HD on same hardware may not require reactivation and changing User accounts will not.
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
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       #12

    OK, so I did the clean install on one of the PC's. It went well without a glitch. Problem now is that the PC can't find my router and connect to the internet. I went to Dell's web site and downloaded all of the network drivers in case I had missed one when I originally downloaded all of the drivers to a flash drive. I have installed them all.

    What am I doing wrong? I feel like it's something simple but my brain is presently in a fog.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Both of the PC's are Dell XPS One 27.

    I downloaded the drivers for here --> Product Support | Dell US
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  3. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #13

    Are you connecting over Ethernet or wireless? Members will need to know the status of the drivers and devices.

    Please follow this tutorial to provide the current operating environment of your machine.
    Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs



    It would also be helpful if the system specs were as complete as possible on your SF profile:
    Please add your SF Systems Specs by following this tutorial: System Info - See Your System Specs
    • In the System Manufacturer/Model Number field, manually type Desktop or Laptop adding it to the information already in the field.
    • Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.
    • The tool does not fill in this information but it is very important if someone has to research drivers or hardware for your machine.
    Log on to Sevenforums (SF) and let the tool fill in you System specs on your SF profile.

    Full instructions are in the tutorial. It's a simple process and it makes that information readily available on your posts. You don't have to retype the information in any thread.

    Click here to view your system specs on SevenForums.

    Click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member to see what is presented about their machine.

    Thanks
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  4.    #14

    As it says in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you should install plugged into ethernet cable so it is more likely to start up connected.

    Then enable Device Installation Settings Option 3 to run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered when you go back to Check for Updates. This should deliver all other drivers as well as important patches to make them work.

    Then check Device Manager for which drivers are still missing, if not named you can trace them via their Hardware Identification
    Normally copying and pasting into Google the first line of Hardware ID is enough to find driver, or at least learn the exact maker and model.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 16 Jun 2014 at 21:09.
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  5. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #15

    BlackCatsRule said:
    OK, so I did the clean install on one of the PC's. It went well without a glitch. Problem now is that the PC can't find my router and connect to the internet. I went to Dell's web site and downloaded all of the network drivers in case I had missed one when I originally downloaded all of the drivers to a flash drive. I have installed them all.

    What am I doing wrong? I feel like it's something simple but my brain is presently in a fog.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Both of the PC's are Dell XPS One 27.

    I downloaded the drivers for here --> Product Support | Dell US
    You only did one machine, right?

    If you feel like experimenting, it would be interesting to know how connecting the HD from one machine in the other works out (the second machine, first machine HD or visa versa). If you'd rather not, I understand... it's just my curious nature.

    Thanks,

    Bill
    .
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