bought a laptop with xp installed just as vista was coming out, so was also given the option to upgrade to vista, followed all the instructions and did a custom clean install formatted the xp and everything was ok. Decided to do a reboot again to clean out all the junk etc. So installed the xp disc all ok. connected to the net ok and downloaded and installed all the windows update all ok and then installed the vista disc. Installed ok apart from the network driver and obviously cant get on the net, device manager shows a fault ie yellow explanation mark, cant install because cant get on the net.Cant find the drivers on the discs, so reinstalled xp, thats ok so its obviously a problem with vista updates, any ideas please Eddie
hi tullie the vista disc that they sent me has to be upgraded from an xp installation,so i installed xp first then vista, how else can i do it? hi mgmcc yes did try that but all it says is windows cant find drivers, use windows update but i cant do that cos i cant get online thats why i tried to look on the disc. thanks Eddie
In Device Manager try Uninstalling the network adapter and then rebooting. Windows should then find the new hardware and install a driver. If it doesnt then you need to get as much info about the network adapter as possible and pop along to your local library and use their computer to download the drivers and copy them to a usb stick or cd.
thanks jollyjohn yes also did that i do have acces to the net on another pc but cant find a download the driver i am looking for is for a ralink RT73 usb wireless lan, what i dont understand is wheni put xp on the laptop it works but as soon as i install vista it doesnt find the drivers?