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Connecting to the internet on a PC

by mickyjk / February 1, 2009 4:40 AM PST

Hey I just installed Windows 7 Beta on with a dual boot. the other version i have on my computer is vista. The PC is a gateway desktop and i have a Wireless-G PCI Adapter from Netgear. i can connect to the internet in VIsta, but I dont know how to intall the driver for the Windows 7 Beta. Can someone please help me?

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Download the Drivers...
by Twizit / February 1, 2009 1:25 PM PST

You need to download the drivers using Vista off the site and copy them to a flash drive or the hard drive Windows 7 is using and install the drivers from there (while on Windows 7)

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I can't
by mickyjk / February 2, 2009 7:00 AM PST

I tryied doing that but the drivers are specific for the OS like theres one for vista one for xp etc.

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If the Vista drivers do not work...
by John.Wilkinson / February 2, 2009 7:11 AM PST
In reply to: I can't

Then you will have to wait for the manufacturer to release updated drivers. For the most part, Vista drivers should work unless the installer was designed to check for a specific OS version or the developers cut corners.


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Doesn't work
by mickyjk / February 2, 2009 9:59 AM PST

I just tried that and it does the following:
It asks me to first remove the PCI, then install the program, i did that. Then the installation tells me that its working fine and i just need to turn the computer off and put in the PCI turn the computer on and follow the on-screen instructions, i did that too. But when i turn on the computer after putting in the PCI, the computer does not show any on screen instructions nor allows me to connect to the internet or a network

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