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Windows 7: Not connected - no connections are available (no network adapter)

10 Feb 2018   #1

windows 7 32bit
Not connected - no connections are available (no network adapter)

Recently switched back from 8.1 to 7 sp1 with disk...
Everything works except wireless/ethernet/RGB (monitor). Taskbar icon is showing a screen with ethernet and red x. Tried installing network drivers via usb but says no adapter. Will try adding pic.

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10 Feb 2018   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring


open your device manager anything showing in other devices
W7 has a comprehensive list of drivers built-in
click on the other devices update manually . browse my computer will list types scroll thru to
networking then ethernet and adapters

Would be handy if we knew make/model of you comp

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15 Feb 2018   #3

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

One way I have found which always gets the network adapter working is to do a Windows update, to see if it will find a driver for the network adapter. If it does, install only that one driver, then reboot. It will likely work after that.

But in order to be able to run Windows update, you have to be connected. You'll need to install a temporary network adapter (e.g. a USB wifi adapter) in order to get online, then run Windows update. If it finds the network driver for your computer, install it, then shut down the computer, remove the temporary network adapter, then power up and log into Windows. Your built in network adapter should be working now.
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