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Windows 7: network controller driver not installed. unable to connect to internet

12 Feb 2014   #11

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

post a screen shot of
device manager showing the device.
properites on the device and show the details tab (hardware ID from the dropdown box)

If you can't move the screen shot to another device for uploading, a camera shot is good enough as long as I can read the fine print.



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12 Feb 2014   #12

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

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Well then, you could always go out and grab a cheap network card from Bestbuy, install it and you`ll be on your way.
I tried that as well. It wont recognize or let me install anything without finding the network controller.
What do you mean when you say that it isn't finding the network controller? If you install, say, a USB network adapter, you should then be able to get on the internet; you should then be able to run Windows Update, then check the optional/hardware devices. You will surely find a Network Adapter driver listed, and it will certainly be for the internal NIC. I have done this many times, and it has always worked.
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12 Feb 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LES5454 View Post
thank you for all of your help. I installed everything as you instructed. The only thing that remains is a hazard triangle next to the network controller in the device manager. I am still unable to connect to the internet.
When you see problems like this it's best to shut down the machine, unplug the power cord and drain the power by pushing the start button, remove and reinstall any type of PCI/e NIC you have, plug back in and power up the machine then see if Windows can pick up the device.
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