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johngloid
11-04-2013, 09:38 PM
Hi there,

I recently went back to an old Win7 image I had on my laptop. The image assumed I had the old Athros wifi card in there. However now I have an Intel wifi card. I uninstalled the drivers for the Athros and installed the Intel drivers. But I still can't detect the card. The "Network Adapter" and "PCI Slot 5" items in my Device Manager in Win7 both have exclamation/not-found errors on them. My wired LAN works fine.

Any ideas? I was hoping to avoid installing Win7 fresh to deal with this.

Thanks,
John

johngloid
11-04-2013, 11:45 PM
In a fortunate turn of events, the wifi card is all good now. My image was from about 2 years ago. I plugged the LAN cable in since that still worked. Windows Update went crazy. About 700 updates and 6 reboots later, the wifi card was magically ID'd. So...anyone who finds this, make sure you run Win7 update for quite a while!