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Windows 7: Need Network/Ethernet Adapters for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

30 Sep 2019   #1
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Need Network/Ethernet Adapters for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Hallo!

I am re-building an "incomplete" installation of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit before upgrading to Windows 10.

But it looks like I need some Adapters to complete the re-build; to solve the deficiencies expressed in the attached files.

Are the Adapters Software, Firmware, or Hardware?

Where might I obtain the Adapters - hoping they are still available?

And how would I install them?

The computer is a HP Compaq Desktop PC. See attached file for model number, etc.

Following are the details, before beginning the re-build, from Piriform's Speccy:

Summary
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD E-450
Zacate 40nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB DDR3 @ 672MHz (9-9-9-25)
Motherboard
Foxconn 2ACA (CPU 1) 66 C
Graphics
LG FULL HD ([email protected])
384MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics (HP) 66 C
Storage
465GB SAMSUNG HD502HJ SATA Disk Device (SATA ) 37 C
Optical Drives
hp DVD RW AD-7251H5 SATA CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio




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30 Sep 2019   #2
oscer1

 

hi can all drivers from here Compaq CQ1150AN Desktop PC Software and Driver Downloads | HP(R) Customer Support

if your going to go to win 10 I would just save all your personal files to an external drive and install win 10 not doing an upgrade but fresh install.
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01 Oct 2019   #3
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

My thanks to oscer1

I've used Macrium Reflect to make dual backups every which-way - File and Folder, Image, Clone, and also with the Windows 7 Backup and Restore function with system image so I feel pretty confident of not finding myself beyond the point of return in anything I do forthwith

With "fresh install" should I first do a full format of C: ?

Although I guess I'd first need to change the boot sequence so I was operating, say, from a bootable disk.

And I'd probably, but not necessarily, use DISKPART.

Eric
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01 Oct 2019   #4
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

is it "All Drivers" I need to click on? See attached file.


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01 Oct 2019   #5
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Clicking on "All Drivers" just collapsed the list below

Looks like I need something from ... but see the attached file.


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01 Oct 2019   #6
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

But do I need the Adapters before the Drivers?

I came across a screenshot of Network Connections taken before beginning the re-build. It mentions Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller.

So I went to their website and downloaded - but not yet installed or used - a couple of programs that had useful potential. See the items within red rectangles in the attached file.


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01 Oct 2019   #7
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi BottomLiner,

Did you make any hardware/software changes before this issue occurred?

You could try the following . . .

[1] Open a command prompt.
[2] Type => netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt =>Enter [resets the TCP/IP network protocol].
[3] Type => ipconfig /renew => Enter.

@samuria is good at network related issues like this!

I hope this helps!
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01 Oct 2019   #8
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi BottomLiner,

Did you make any hardware/software changes before this issue occurred?
No changes made by me, but changes were occurring. Error messages I didn't understand nor remedy.

Perhaps my computer was labouring under 124 installed programs; I think I've been a compulsive installer

But I suspect the real problem goes back to when I obtained the HP Compaq PC.

The vendor was a family friend with a well-established computer service business; I think he was being financially benevolent when he supplied the machine with what appeared to be Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

But, as a veterinarian might say, it was "incomplete". No installation disk, no product key. And no TRUSTED INSTALLER among the owners.

I actually think it was Windows 10 somehow masquerading as Windows 7.

And things got progressively worse; the most frustrating being "the parameter is incorrect". See attached screenshot.

So with the end of support for Windows 7 looming I decided to see if I could upgrade from a "complete" Windows 7.

I bought an In-a-box, with a product key, on a disk, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and after making dual backups of everything via Macrium Reflect I set about the re-build.

But things came to a halt with what appeared to be missing Network/Ethernet Adaptors.

Every think I tried from then on foundered on lack of Adaptors.

So here I am, cap in hand so-to-speak

Eric


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01 Oct 2019   #9
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi BottomLiner,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BottomLiner View Post
But I suspect the real problem goes back to when I obtained the HP Compaq PC.

The vendor was a family friend with a well-established computer service business; I think he was being financially benevolent when he supplied the machine with what appeared to be Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

But, as a veterinarian might say, it was "incomplete". No installation disk, no product key. And no TRUSTED INSTALLER among the owners.

I actually think it was Windows 10 somehow masquerading as Windows 7.
OK, there are a couple of things that we can try!

Let's try this first . . .

MGADiag - Check If Your Version Of Windows Is Genuine

The MGADiag Tool provides detailed information about the Microsoft Genuine Advantage components and settings on your system. The MGADiag.exe can be used to analyze and troubleshoot a non-genuine notification issue you may be experiencing.

Download the MGADiag Tool [direct download] => MGADiag Tool. Run the MGADiag.exe and click Continue. It will immediately tell you if your version of Win 7 is Genuine or not.

The MGADiag Tool however, does not automatically create a log file. What you can do though, is either . . .

[1] Click the COPY button and PASTE the results into your post [preferable].
[2] Click the COPY button and PASTE the results into notepad and SAVE it. Then upload the file.

I hope this helps!
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01 Oct 2019   #10
BottomLiner

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Paul!

Would the 'log' be recorded under EVENTVWR?

I've used EVENTVWR when running chkdsk C: /f /r at bootup. A bit tedious, considering that EVENTVWR is a total mess, but the log can be located

Again - Thank you!

Eric
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