1. Install the OS.
2. Install drivers in this order.
a. MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET DRIVERS
d. Other drivers.
I read your post twice and can't tell if you did this or hoped Microsoft would do this for you.
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.