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Windows 7: What do you do to get your internet back?

27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
What do you do to get your internet back?

If you reinstall windows what do you do to get your internet back? Do you have to start a new network or is the one from your previous install already there? Also, is there any way to save your stuff on clean install?

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27 Oct 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

near the end of the installation process, win7 sets up your network with a little input from you. if you think win7 wont recognize your network adapter during installation, it would be a good idea to put the driver on a usb flash drive so you can install it later.

what "stuff" are you referring to? if by save, you mean backup,yes. if you mean retain files already on the hard disk, no.
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27 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
if you mean retain files already on the hard disk, no.

That is not correct
When you do a clean install and DO NOT format the hard drive Windows creates a windows.old folder.
How to clean install and make Windows.old
Custom Install Windows 7
How to restore
Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation
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