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GalG
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windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

Hi,

I installed windows server 2012 R2 into a VHD as a dual boot os as guided here:

 http://blogs.technet.com/b/tommypatterson/archive/2012/09/17/installing-windows-server-2012-or-windo...

Now i encountered a few driver problems - the major one is the network driver. I enabled the WIFI feature and desktop experience via the features and rolles, yet the network controller is not recognized in the device manager.

I tried to download intel network driver from here:

 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?DwnldID=21694

but it wont install, says "no intel (r) adapters are present in this computer".

Just for the sport, I tried to install the graphic and audio driver [which are less important to me] downloaded from this site, here:

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds040009

and yet nothing, here I get "This computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing software".

When I boot to the windows 8.1 os - everything works perfect.

 

Any suggestions? I know older and cheaper laptops can ran server 2012, it seems wierd this high-quality one [again, y50-70 touch] cant, I really hope i'm doing somthing wrong that can be fixed,

 

GalG.

GalG
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Re: windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

bump. any advice? i'm really stuck here

LenBlazer
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Re: windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

Have you tried installing the chipset driver first then the sound, network, etc.?

GalG
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Re: windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

wow just wrote a long comment and it was erased somhow Smiley Surprised

GalG
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Re: windows server 2012 - no network, Y50-70

ok so I made it! Smiley Happy

After downloading the service 2012 R2 drivers from lenovo site [as posted above in original post] I realized that "thinkserver" is actually another PC type made by lenovo, thought its a sofwter or somthing.. so after trying drivers from other sites [like intel's site as posted above again] nothing worked, Next thing i did was to enter lenovo site again, and looked for my laptop type [y50-70] to see all the drivers which are supported. Here is the link:

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-noteboo...

As you can see there is no server 2012 supported drivers, so I went for the windows 8.1 64 bit. First I downloaded the chipset driver as LenBlazer suggested, then the WLAN driver.. and vuallah ! wifi works perfect after rebooting Smiley Very Happy

of course, I enabled wifi feature via server manager before, here is a link how to do it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePJ4xu2orE

After that, I downloaded the video driver which included the audio driver too. Installing succeeded and I had all the video card options but sound still did't work, so I figured It has to be enabled like the wifi, but this time via the control panel. Search google for how to do it Smiley Happy

hope this time it wont be erased!

 

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