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Windows 7: Windows 7 home premium will does not have option for wifi

21 Sep 2016   #1

windows 7 home premium
Windows 7 home premium will does not have option for wifi

Hello there.
I have been trying everything I can to get my dell laptop to run windows 7 home premium, especially with getting wifi available. I would go to a specific part of this forum but to be honest I really have no idea what it may be though I have high belief it maybe be due to updates since my computer refuses to check for updates.

I am willing to provide any detail and/or info on what kind of laptop I am actually running on, what I did prior to coming here for help, etc. I am begging for help with this since I thought I was a real computer geek and could fix anything but as you can see, that is not the case. If I did want someone to fix it, it would be sixty-dollars which I would rather not pay since I was just trying to freshly clean the laptop and put windows 7 home premium on it so a friend could have it.

Again, the main problem I have had is that there is absolutely no option for wifi. No adapter for it, no option to set up a new one, nothing. I know the laptop does do wifi do to me using it before perfectly fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated or any advice such as I should just give up on the old heap of junk haha.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Can you do a wired connection using Ethernet cable ?

You can use the link above my signature to fill in your system spec's page
Click Start and type in the search box
system information
Click on the suggestion or hit the enter key

You should land on the system summery page
On the top left go to edit and Select all
Then Edit again and Copy

Open a reply here and right click and Paste.

Windows updates well that has been quite a popular problem
Review this for an older existing updating issue,
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2016   #3

windows 7 home premium

I hope I am doing this right. also thank you for the help, I will go check out the link you provided but here are my specs. sorry if I do not do what you said I am of course new here.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OWNER
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron N5010
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, 2394 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A10, 11/17/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Owner\Justy
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.80 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.34 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.60 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.24 GB
Page File Space 3.80 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Sep 2016   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

Post a snip of Device Manager.

Did you install the wifi network adapter drivers ?

Why did you have to reinstall Windows 7 ??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2016   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

An easy way to find your drivers on dell site is use the s/n tag number and you won't have to look through their menu for this machine
Windows 7 home premium will does not have option for wifi-dell-s-n-tag-number.png

Then just enter it here in the service tag list on the left,
Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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