But why didn't you use the restore media of the laptop? Then it's automatic.
As to identifying hardware, this is an old issue dating back over 2 decades. No standard emerged for identifying what hardware is in the PC. Yes, it's amazing that it never happened. Some folk still can't believe it.
But did you try that title called EVEREST and the other called BELARC ADVISOR?
I have a Samsung R519 laptop, and I've recently installed windows 7 after reformatting the HDD, the thing is, I can't tell which version of WLAN driver should install off of the Samsung website, there asre three vendors (Atheros, Broadcom and Intel) to the wireless card, and I can't tell which one is the one suitable for my laptop.
I called Samsung and they told me that they're not sure and that I should try them one by one till I'm successful, my question is : is there any software utility out there that can detect which vendor manufactured my chipset?