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Can’t connect to WIFI (Windows 7)

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  1. sarah297

    sarah297 Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I put the hard disk of my old Laptop into my new one and now I am unable to connect my WIFI to my Laptop since it’s a very old version of Windows and I don’t know my way around anymore. (Windows 7 Home Premium)
    kind regards,
    Sarah
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    That will not work, one needs to have the different drivers for the new machine within the OS that is on the old drive.
    Did you remove the new drive that was in the new laptop?
    If not, what steps did you take to add the old drive to the new laptop?
     
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    To add to what David said:

    What's the brand name and model name and model number of your old laptop?
    What's the Windows version and bit number that's in its hard drive?

    What's the brand name and model name and model number of your new laptop?
    What's the Windows version and bit number that's in its hard drive?

    Why did you remove the hard drive from your old laptop and put it in your new laptop?
    What did you do with the hard drive that came in your new laptop?

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  4. sarah297

    sarah297 Thread Starter

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    Just to clarify, my new laptop had issues with its hard drive in the first place so i figured placing my old hard drive in my new laptop might help, which it actually did. My only problem is that I can’t connect to the internet in my house (which i had no problem with previously).
     
  5. sarah297

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    The brand of my old Laptop is an old HP and the new one is a Lenovo. The HP had a Toshiba hard drive and the new one a Seagate hard drive. both 500GB. Currently the Seagate hard drive is not placed in the new Laptop nor in the old one.
     
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    You didn't adequately answer all 6 questions in post #3, so we don't know the description of the wireless device in each laptop, and which Windows operating system is in the hard drive of each laptop.

    I'm surprised you were able to remove the hard drive from the HP laptop and install it in the Lenovo laptop and then be able to boot and load its Windows operating system.

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  7. sarah297

    sarah297 Thread Starter

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    that’s all the information I have and yes I am surprised too.
     
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    If there is no security on it, then as long as the BIOS settings were the same then it should work.

    As to the questions being asked, please go to the Command Prompt (Start > Run > cmd and press enter) and type the following commands:

    WMIC CSPRODUCT GET NAME (this will get us the Model name)
    WMIC BIOS GET SERIALNUMBER (this will identify the exact model)

    LEt us know this info and we should be able to get the right drivers.
     
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