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Windows 7 And Windows 8 Dual Boot Help

by -Tronic- / January 21, 2013 6:45 AM PST

Alright, so I do have windows 8 installed on my main partition. I have created a second partition with he right settings and volume and size. I have installed a versoin of windows 7 (Not actually purchased) and have used something called the DAZ loader to activate windows 7. When I restart my computer and I select windows 7 everything works properly except for one thing. I have no internet connection. I have a ethernet cable plugged from my router to my computer. Now I can't find an internet connection because it says I have no adapters? I cannon run windows update because I have no internet? It makes no sense. I can basically do nothing for my internet and I need a fix. Would someone please help me?

Sincerely, Tristin

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You always want to install the latest OS last
by wpgwpg / January 21, 2013 6:57 AM PST

It sounds like you've installed these two in backwards order. That is you should install Windows 7 first, THEN install Windows 8. It also sounds like for Windows 7 you need a driver for your NIC. Click Start and right-click Computer, click Properties, then Device Manager. Click the arrow to the left of Network Adapters and see if any of the entries there have either ! or ? there. If so, you've found your problem. Download the proper driver and install it, and that should allow you to get on the 'net.

Good luck.

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by -Tronic- / January 21, 2013 9:30 AM PST

Thanks alot. But my copy of windows 8 isn't with me haha. Ok How about this. All of my drivers on windows 7 have a ! Next to it. My computer is custom build and I can't find the adapters I need with no internet connection?

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Re: windows 7
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 4:43 PM PST

You'll experience no troubles with officially licensed Microsoft issued Windows 7 and Windows 8 install discs, installing in the right order, and using drivers for those OS'es from the makers site.

Now I'm locking this thread because it looks like a case of piracy.


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