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Windows 7: Win XP Mode does not show Ethernet Card

06 Oct 2014   #1

win7 Enterprise 64bit
Win XP Mode does not show Ethernet Card

I am using Windows XP Mode w/ Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. I cannot connect to the Ethernet card in my laptop (neither the LAN or WAN card) to appear as an option to connect to. When I go to the XP Mode settings/Network Adapters, the only options I get are: Not Connected, Shared Networking, or Internal Networking.

Any ideas?


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09 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Did you install the WinXP drivers for the NIC while in WinXP Mode? Win7 drivers may not work. Since it's a different OS one does have to install drivers that are not built-into WinXP and if the computer is too new they may not be available for WinXP in which case an option of a USB Wireless Adapter may work.
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