[SOLVED] Win 7 Clean Install Driver Issues

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  1. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    Hi, previously I had installed Win 7 Ultimate x86 on an Acer Aspire 6530 with no problems. It was a clean install, but I didn't need to download or update any drivers.

    This time however, when installing Ultimate x64 on a Samsung SF410, many drivers are missing or not working. The display has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768, the network cards aren't working, and because Windows did not recognize the Geforce 310m that comes with the laptop, Aero is disabled.

    Will downloading drivers from Samsung's support site and adding them through Windows Repair work?
     
  2. urie

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    Through windows repair no, you will need to download the correct drivers from Samsung for your model then transfer them to the Samsung then install them. (Due to the fact you have no network or is wireless working ) If so just download then to the Samsung and install.
     
  3. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    I checked the driver site for wireless adapter drivers, but there are Atheros, Broadcom, and Intel drivers. Do I install all?
    I wish I could post the link to the site, but I need 20 posts first.
    Also, once I get my GPU drivers downloaded, how can I get Windows to turn Aero and other settings back on?
     
  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #4 PhaseDoubt, Jul 23, 2012
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    Open Computer Management and under Device Manager/Network adapters see if your card is listed.

    You may find the adapter listed on the sticker inside the battery compartment.

    If all else fails, trying installing each driver in turn. Windows will likely tell you when one is not acceptable.

    As to Aero, click Start and type aero in the box. Select "Enable or disable transparent glass on windows" then select "Enable Transparency".
     
  5. urie

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    I just checked the site if you select windows 7 x64 as you OS in the drivers section there is only

    Wireless LAN,INTEL (Driver) (ver.13.4.0.9) Windows 7(64bit) 08-Feb-2011

    VGA(Graphics),NVIDIA (Driver) (ver.8.17.12.5941) Windows 7(64bit) 08-Feb-2011
    VGA(Graphics),NVIDIA (Driver) (ver.8.17.12.6672)Windows 7(64bit) 21-Nov-2011

    But that could go for nothing if your machine came with x86
     
  6. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    #6 androidwkim, Jul 23, 2012
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    I had x64 Home Premium before this install.
    On the site I see four types of WLAN drivers:
    Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Driver (Driver (ver.1.0.0.1)
    Wireless LAN, Atheros (Driver) (ver.9.2.0.470)
    Wireless LAN,BROADCOM (Driver) (ver.5.100.82.95)
    Wireless LAN,INTEL (Driver) (ver.13.4.0.9)

    And one LAN Driver:
    Lan (Driver) (ver.11.29.1.3)

    And now I'm confused. I have the graphics drivers downloaded, so now the only problem is the network issue.

    Is driverscanner a good software to scan for missing/outdated drivers? I was thinking of using the trial version to check if I was missing any more drivers.

    EDIT: I checked through device manager and the device has a generic name (Network controller) and the driver's provider is unknown.
    I tried installing the Intel graphics driver, and it says it needs network access.
     
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  8. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    Perfect!!! Downloaded my drivers and now everything is working perfectly except I connected the laptop to home wifi and it gives me an "Unidentified network" thing. It works when I connect directly with cable, not sure what's going on here?
     
  9. im bored

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    i have found that these unidentified network massage shows up due to your router not the laptop. try power cycling your modem and router and see if that helps.
     
  10. androidwkim

    androidwkim MDL Novice

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    Ok, everything is solved now, thanks for the help. All of the drivers are installed and things are up and running.

    EDIT: How do I put the solved in the thread title?
     
  11. urie

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    Don't worry I will add SOLVED.