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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by micht12, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. micht12

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    I re installed windows vista now it says i have no sound device,no network device and cant connect to internet.so how do I get the drivers and install them with no internet connections?. thank you
     
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    On another computer, find the drivers and download them. Then, copy the drivers to a flash drive and plug the flash drive in the computer that doesn't have internet. Install the drivers.
     
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    Never reinstall Windows without first identifying the devices in the computer and having the device drivers available for them so you can install the needed ones afterwards.

    What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of that computer?.

    Go to Control Panel - Device Manager.
    What's the name of the entries that have a yellow ? or ! next to them?

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    I've never have had a problem when reinstalling and I have done it many times. Windows update usually gets the updates for the drivers for me.
     
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    The only time i have seen windows update get drivers for me is sometimes on windows 7.As advised have them on a cd so you wont have to hunt all over for them when needed again.
     
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    An install of Windows 7 is indeed better at installing device drivers than an install of Windows XP and Windows Vista is, but it's rare that it'll provide drivers for every device. I've had that happen only once with a Dell laptop.

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    Its very rare when it happens and when all of the drivers were provided for me on windows 7 i was very surprised that i didnt have to do a thing.i think it was on one of my lenovo laptops.its always nice when operating systems work the way they are supposed to.when they dont thats why were are here to help in any way we can. :)
     
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    Weird. That happened on my lenovo laptop as well. But I have had other computers do it that weren't lenovo. In fact, almost all of the computers I have had and the family has had have done this. And that's like 5 or 6 computers, all mostly from different manufacturers.
     
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