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Solved: help with hawking dish signal booster!

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  1. fretman08

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    ok so i have a hawking signal booster to help me get a signal from about 100 feet away. i recently got a new motherboard and processor and windows 7. i lost the disc to the hawking unit but found drivers online. but when i download the drivers it just opens up a zip file. idk what to do from there. any help??
     
  2. olryst

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    Have you tried extracting the zip file.

    Whats in it, is there an exe file?
     
  3. fretman08

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    well i used j zip and it just showed tons of files that were compressed. idk what to do now. and i dont know about the exe
     
  4. olryst

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    Did you extract(decompress) the compressed files?

    Try winrar instead.
     
  5. fretman08

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    yes...i extracted them to my documents...i clicked on one that said set up..and it took me through a set up but nothing happened....
     
  6. olryst

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    Did you make sure you downloaded the driver for your version of windows.

    If you did try going to device manager, right click on the relevent hardware and go update driver, then browse my computer.

    Then point it to the folder that the driver is in.
     
  7. fretman08

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    i tried this too...no luck :(
     
  8. vicks

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    I too have a Hawkins amplified antena signal booster (looks like a little satellite dish). At present time, they don't have drivers for Win 7. I tried to use the Vista drivers, no luck... I contacted them and the reply is that they are working on getting drivers for it. They said they will notify me when they have them.,
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  9. fretman08

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    ok...well then my question is what could i use instead of the hawking to do the job of getting better signal that is compatible with windows 7?
     
  10. olryst

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    You could try something i've read on the internet about vista drivers in win 7.

    Right click on the exe file and go to compatibilty tab, tick run this porgram in compatbilty mode for and select windows vista.
     
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