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Windows 7: No wireless adapter found after installation

07 Jan 2010   #11
brady

 

when you say "custom installation" can you be more detailed?


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08 Jan 2010   #12
tbone1390

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Well, I had to upgrade from 32 bit Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 64 bit Professional
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08 Jan 2010   #13
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Try this tool Drivermax, there is a feature in it to find drivers for unidentified hardware. It is free, but I will pm you my information so you won't have to wait for them to send you reg code (yes it free, but they still email you a reg code)
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09 Jan 2010   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tbone1390 View Post
Well, I had to upgrade from 32 bit Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 64 bit Professional
Is that because the only drivers on the Dell site were for 64 bit systems?
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10 Jan 2010   #15
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You have a better chance of finding 64bit drivers from the manufacturer.
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11 Jan 2010   #16
tbone1390

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Well, yes and no. I upgraded to 64 bit mainly because my computer would have no trouble handling it, and that it would be better for me in the long run. Though the driver compatability was part of the issue. @chev65
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11 Jan 2010   #17
tbone1390

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you!! My wireless adapter now works fine thanks to your help! @ zay
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11 Jan 2010   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm glad that those driver service sites are actually good for something. Figured it had to be a driver problem of some sort.

Most of the time I do not trust them at all because they are always trying to sell you stuff and there is usually endless pop ups.
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