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Adapter not detected

by RickH. / November 29, 2009 1:01 AM PST

I just recently upgraded my Windows XP computer to Windows 7. The previous Trendnet adapter connected to my wireless router that I used for Windows XP does not work on windows 7. I downloaded to software for the adapter but it still doesnt read. There is an excilamation point next to the item on the device manager. Is there anything I can do to make the adapter work with Windows 7? Thanks.

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Let's go over the driver install order.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 1:15 AM PST
In reply to: Adapter not detected

1. Install the OS.
2. Install drivers in this order.
b. Audio
c. Video
d. Other drivers.

I read your post twice and can't tell if you did this or hoped Microsoft would do this for you.

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What I would do . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 29, 2009 8:12 AM PST
In reply to: Adapter not detected

Connect the PC to the router wired. Go to Device Manager and find the affected adapter. Double click it and have W7 reinstall the driver. W7 will go on line (via the wired connection), find the proper driver, and install it.

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