06-25-2018 06:28 PM
Replaced my HDD with a Crucial SSD, installed Win Ultimate, all went well except I cannot connect to the net.
It states..network adapter detected, need to reinstall driver? So here I sit not being a techy hoping someone can help me out.
06-25-2018 08:50 PM
Which operating system are you running? Windows 10? Windows 8?
Also are you trying to connect via ethernet or wifi?
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06-26-2018 07:37 AM
I am installing win7 ultimate 64 to a NEW SSd drive, have a new boxed version of ultimate, all went well but it cannot find drivers? It found the network adapter, I cannot get online using wifi, have not tried ethernet as I don't have any connectors, never had a problem just loading a clean version of windows before, lucky maybe Craig73
06-26-2018 07:31 PM
I seem to be missing drivers for..ethernet controller, network, pci simple communication, SM bus and universal serial bus controllers,
should I reinsert my cd and see if it will repair or find the missing drivers? I think I'm going blind looking at all those drivers and so far haven't found any that fits my needs, any easy help tips would be nice, hate to cave in to the machine and take it to a shop. Thanks Craig73
06-27-2018 05:59 AM
Generally, you can start with the chipset from the support site here. If you have a drivers CD then that would also work installing original drivers.
Just take each step one at a time, and restart after each one. If you recheck the device manager, I believe you would be optimistic on your progress.
Try saving the drivers in one location like the desktop. After the chipset, then wireless LAN , then display and video graphics , then audio, then the rest of the drivers as needed while checking back on the device manager.
Update us how you progress. Once you done it then it would be easier the next time doing it on this machine as well as other computers too.
06-27-2018 08:04 PM - last edited on 07-09-2018 05:46 AM by Andy_Lenovo
I found a bunch of drivers, downloaded to a cd and BAM everything seems to be working well, the SSD is really fast so far, gotta get more stuff on it. NOW I tried to register my copy of win7 ultimate and I got this activation error...0xC004C008.
My product came sealed, so I am thinking maybe my bios is still using win 8 info? My lenovo G50-80 had win 8 installed, I did the free upgrade to win10 then about two months later they had a update which promptly killed my pc, nothing worked, it seemed like to much to do all the fixes so I opted to install the SSD and win7 so I know there isn't nothing on the SSD but my copy of win7, oh boy another head ache..but hey I am learning more about computers.
Admin note: threads merged.
07-09-2018 09:21 AM