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Can't connect wirelessly in vista 32bit (network controller)

by kozmik_charley / April 5, 2009 12:27 PM PDT

I had Vista 64 on my HP Pavilion Elite and everything worked fine. Never had a problem being wireless. Had to switch to Vista 32 bit for a job and now I can't connect. Network adapter is ok but in "Other Devices" it shows a yellow "!" and no matter what I do I can't resolve this problem. Any suggestions would make me eternally grateful...

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Did you use HP restore media or Microsoft's OS DVD?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2009 12:32 PM PDT

HP has about 10 drivers to install after you use Microsoft's DVD or else you get that issue. Head to and hit the chat button and ask where the drivers are and what order to install them for your machine.

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RE: Vista 32 Network Controller
by kozmik_charley / April 5, 2009 12:49 PM PDT

I used a new vista 32bit OEM dvd and I've tried downloading from HP, Vista etc

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That explains it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2009 1:17 PM PDT
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RE: That Explains It
by kozmik_charley / April 5, 2009 1:30 PM PDT
In reply to: That explains it.

I'll give it a try and see what happens. thanks much!

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