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Windows 7: Intel Wifi AC 9260 driver fir Win7 x32 x64

10 Sep 2018   #11
ralphy77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WOW Johnhoh!!

you ARE awesome!!

I will test it later, but even if it doesn't work, you gave me the information to try that on other drivers!!

Thank you very much for your quick and detailed reply!!


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10 Sep 2018   #12
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

wait I found another issue. The highlighted line in the second image I attached above calls an MPCIEX install-section that exists in the WIN10 file but does not exist in the WIN7 file. This means we have to make a guess as to which one of the install-sections in the WIN7 file might work for your adapter. Its fair to say that the most likely section that will work with your 9260 is one that is used for a recent adapter instead of an old adapter, lets go with the 8265. And since the WIN10 file that refers to your specific adapter calls an install section that contains the string DELLM2, lets also go with that. Well within the WIN7 file are 5 install-sections for DELLM2 8265, so we might as well try all of them.

To do that you will need to do 5 iterations until one hopefully works. So I have created 5 new lines for you to put into your Netsws04 file within the DEVICE WIN_64 section. You can see them highlighted in the pic. Here they are in text form (but unfortunately the forum is probably gonna wrap them so they won't look as clean)

%NIC_8265AC_2x2_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLM2_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_8265AC_2x2_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLSARM2_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_8265AC_2x2_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLM2AWG_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_8265AC_2x2_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLSARM2AWG_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_8265AC_2x2_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLSD_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC

See how for the first line is starts off with an "%" but the other 4 lines start with an ";"? That ";" means the line is a comment and will be ignored by the installer. That's because for iteration 1 of your effort you want the installer to only execute the first line and ignore the other 4 lines. If after selecting "install" (from my top post from several days ago) you get an error, you know the install did not work and you will need to try the next line. By that I mean, after the installer craps out the first time you select "install", you will want to re-open the Netsws04 file and put a ";" in front of the first of the five highlighted lines in the attached pic, and change the ";" in the second line to a space. That way when you select install again on the next try, the installer will use the Install_MPCIEX_DELLSARM2 section instead of the Install_MPCIEX_DELLM2 section that it tried the first time. Then work your way through the five lines, always having a ";" in front of four of them and see if one such iteration results in a successful install.


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10 Sep 2018   #13
ralphy77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

thanks for the update. I tried but I guess I have not luck. I always get:


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10 Sep 2018   #14
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

The five lines I had you insert into Netsws04.inf should actually be:

%NIC_9462AC_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLM2_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_9462AC_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLSARM2_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_9462AC_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLM2AWG_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_9462AC_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLSARM2AWG_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC
; %NIC_9462AC_HMC% = Install_MPCIEX_DELLSD_8265_AC_2x2_HMC_WIN7_64_AC , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A370&SUBSYS_42A48086 ; AC

The left of the equal sign is what the installer reads off of the adapter, and what is right of the equal sign is the procedure that gets invoked to do the install later in the file. My bad.
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10 Sep 2018   #15
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

one more item.... within the Netsws04.inf file, replace every instance of the 8 character string

Reg_8265

with

Reg_9462
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10 Sep 2018   #16
ralphy77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for following up the thread!

I've just tried that and also changing the DELLM2_8265 with DELLM2_9462 but still the same message.

They way I'm installing the drivers is:

update driver
browse my computer for driver
let me pick
have disk
and then browse for the file (Netwsw04.INF)

I guess I have no luck this time...
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10 Sep 2018   #17
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

couple more thoughts here, as you should not be getting that message. I'm not surprised that the installer is having an issue, just not that issue, lol.

you do not want to change DELLM2_8265, as we are branching to that section in our process so if you rename it, our process has nowhere to go.

the way you are browsing to the netwsw04.inf file is correct, but note that your system probably has multiple copies of that file, so you want to make sure you are browsing to the one you just updated. ALSO, make sure you save it after updating it of course.

assuming all that is being done correctly, here's why you should not be getting that message. The message is

"%NIC_9462AC_HMC% the required line is not found in the inf"

the first time you got that message, the string %NIC_9462AC_HMC% was definitely not in the file, so it makes sense that you got that message. But then after you put in the 5 new lines (as corrected in post #14) if you are still getting that exact message, it means the installer is not detecting the new lines you inserted. So you want to make sure that you are saving the inf file before browsing to it, and also make sure that one of those 5 new lines does not have a ";" as the first character, and the other 4 lines do have ";" as the first character. The fact that you are getting the same error message implies that either all of the lines have ";" as the first character, or maybe you did not save the inf, or perhaps are browsing to a different inf file with the same name.
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11 Sep 2018   #18
ralphy77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks again, but no luck here. I tried all, I made sure that I'm saving the file every time I change it, and still the same:

Intel Wifi AC 9260 driver fir Win7 x32 x64-untitled3.png


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11 Sep 2018   #19
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

got another idea. Maybe it is finding the line like we want it to, but it is not happy that it is not finding the line later on in the INF where it is given a nickname. If that is the issue, then we solve it by inserting the following line within the DestinationDirs section, which is about 2/3 of the way through the INF, as in the pic. The highlighted line reads:

NIC_9462AC_HMC ="Ralphy custom 9462"

so give that a try, and if it does not work also try installing it by just clicking on the DPInst64 executable in the folder.

If it does not work please post a detailed blow-by-blow of how the install progresses and craps out. I'm assuming the only error you have ever gotten is the "line not found in the inf" error you posted a while back


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12 Sep 2018   #20
ralphy77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again John!,

I tried all but still no luck...

I tried installing with the DPinst64.exe (both w7 and w10... just in case), I tried uninstalling the driver and deleting the files and install again (using "let me pick"), I tried updating the driver (always "let me pick" so I can choose the file I modified and for that I even closed the notepad so I was sure I saved the file) and still the same.

Here are some pictures:


Intel Wifi AC 9260 driver fir Win7 x32 x64-install-dpinst6-01.jpg

Intel Wifi AC 9260 driver fir Win7 x32 x64-install-dpinst6-02.jpg

Intel Wifi AC 9260 driver fir Win7 x32 x64-install-driver-01.jpg

Intel Wifi AC 9260 driver fir Win7 x32 x64-install-driver-02.jpg


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