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01 Dec 2009   #101
gregrocker

 

A cloned copy is an exact copy of one HD made to another. Windows has varied ways of reacting to this so that their WGA license checks can functon, and what you experienced last night might have been an extreme one of them from reading the error searches.

Be sure to check your WIndows Updates as there may be incoming drivers for your wireless and others.

MS funded the partnership (WHQL) building Win7 drivers with all of the manufacturers so they have the drivers first in installer and Updates.

Did you run the WIndows 7 compatibility wizard before installing? What did it say about DLink adapter?

Try running DLink driver software in Vista compatibility mode:

Download and unzip v 1.30 DLink Driver to desktop. Check Control Panel>Programs and Features for DLink to uninstall, if not there then click on Network Adapaters in Device manager, select DLink and uninstall it along with software.

Now click through to DLink folder's Setup file, right click on it, select Properties>Compatibility tab then choose Vista mode from drop-down menu, check Run as Administrator box below, click OK, then go back to Setup and run Driver installation.


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01 Dec 2009   #102
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I hope mine isnt a clone.. paid AUD450 for it..
And yes I did run the 7 Compatibility advisor before installing 7, and everything was fine.
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01 Dec 2009   #103
gregrocker

 

No, there has to be a clone made of the HDD first, then when it is started up on the cloned-to HDD, Windows can throw certain fits sometimes trying to figure out whether it is licensed to that machine..

It may have viewed the copy operation across the disk as some kind of clone, even though it was on same HDD. That's all I can figure out. I hope someone reads this all who knows.

Check your activation to make sure it held: right click Computer>Properties, scroll down.

Did you try your DLink driver in Compatibility Mode?
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02 Dec 2009   #104
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yes i just finished installing it in compatibility mode.
After installing do I need to remove the wireless card and put it back in?
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02 Dec 2009   #105
gregrocker

 

No just uninstall the DLink software in Control Panel and Device Manager, then run setup with the compatibility mode set to Vista, as Adminsitrator.
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02 Dec 2009   #106
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hopefully this works, cross fingers...
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02 Dec 2009   #107
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Its still slow =[ speed is at like 15kbs
the signal is very good tho
uhmm at the bottom right there is the wireless bar thingo. that shows the connection. theres two one windows using and another Dlink's. Maybe they are conflicting with each other? because in Vista only D-lInk's was there
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02 Dec 2009   #108
gregrocker

 

I would let Windows manage my wireless connection in Win7, as it is highly automated with a troubleshooter that actually can fix the connection if necessary.

The other reason is that DLink is notorious buggy and much inferior to Windows software. I never let an adapter run its own software if Windows can cover it.

See what your options are on Dlink adapter in systray by rightclicking. I would at least hide it, and maybe close it. You can always reopen it in All Programs list. In fact, go over the Preferences in the program itself to turn it off long enough to see if works better.

Did you notice during install if it gave you an option to use Windows Network Connections to manage the DLink adapter? If so, suggest your uninstall and reinstall again to select that. Believe me, it almost always works better. But if it doesnt here, then you can change it.
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02 Dec 2009   #109
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Nope it doesnt give me the option to choose Windows network connection while installing. I did a trouble shooting thing on Windows network diagnostics and it says Your computer appears to be correctly configured but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding
Troubleshooting was unable to automatically fix all of the issues found.
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02 Dec 2009   #110
gregrocker

 

Is your network performance where you want it?

I think you should try what I do with all of our network adapters:

Turn off the DLink software. Just let Windows run the driver.

See if it is any better.

If you can't turn it off completely, uninstall it in Control Panel, restart the computer and see if it reinstalls just the driver.

If not, see if there is still a DLink folder in C: Program files to browse from Device Manager for driver.

If not, start Setup in Vista compatibiity mode again from desktop folder, let it install to DLink folder in Program files, then cancel the Installation.

In Device Manager click on DLink Net Adapter Driver Update and browse to Program files to find driver to install.
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