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Windows 7 fresh install, no drivers for anything

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nephilim616, May 3, 2019.

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  1. nephilim616

    nephilim616 Thread Starter

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    So as the tittle says, i installed fresh copy of windows 7. And there are no drivers. Not for wireless,usb, broadband or any whatsoever. So i can?t plug in usb, or use wireless, or even use brodband. And the qusetion is how do i install drivers if i don't have any of that???
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    Hello and welcome to TSG!!

    Do you have another PC on which to download drivers?
     
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    What make and model computer is it ? If it's a custom build what motherboard ?
     
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    You'll need to go to the, either system (for namebrands) or motherboard, manufacturer's website and download the drivers. Obviously you'll have to do that on a different system. Transfer via a flash drive or CD/DVD and install on newly installed system.
     
  5. flavallee

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    I've done hundreds of fresh installs of Windows 7, so I should be able to help you, but first you need to provide some information about your computer.

    If it's a factory-brand one, advise what its brand name and model name and model number and serial number is.
    If it's a self-built one, advise what its motherboard's brand name and model number is.

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  6. nephilim616

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    Laptop is Asus F555l. I downloaded drivers on my usb but it won't read them.
    The drivers for usb are also missing.
    And i don't have cd.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    Very often asus uses zip folders for the download. Have you tried to extract the drivers?
     
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    The ASUS "Drivers & Tools" section appears to require the description of the Intel processor in your laptop before it will display the correct driver downloads list.
    What is the exact description of the Intel processor in your laptop?

    Also, what is the exact model name of your laptop?

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    Make and model: Asus F555UA-EH71 Laptop (15.6-Inch, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
     
  10. crjdriver

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    Win7 is not a supported operating system. The ONLY supported operating system listed is win10. Here is the support page for that laptop;
    https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/F555UA/HelpDesk_Download/
    As you can see, win10 is the only operating system with driver support.

    You have three choices;
    1 Live with it the way your laptop is now
    2 Install win10 and have it work the way it is supposed to work
    3 Install linux
     
  11. flavallee

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    According to the Windows 10 64-bit drivers list for your ASUS F555UA laptop, it appears to have these primary devices:
    Intel chipset
    Intel graphics
    Realtek high definition audio
    Realtek gigabit ethernet
    Realtek or Atheros wireless

    BEFORE you installed Windows 7 64-bit in your laptop, you should've correctly identified its primary devices, then obtained the Windows 7 64-bit drivers for them.
    AFTER you installed Windows 7 64-bit, you then should've installed the drivers for its primary devices, starting with the chipset driver.
    You didn't do that, so there lies your problem.

    There probably are Windows 7 64-bit drivers for all of the primary devices, but you need to correctly identify them BEFORE you search for their drivers.
    That can be done by going into the Device Manager, then looking in these headings:
    Display Adapters
    Network Adapters
    Processors
    Sound, Video And Game Controllers

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    According to your ASUS laptop's exact model number, it appears to have come with:
    Intel Core i7-6500U 2.50 GHz dual core processor (6th generation)
    Intel HD Graphics 520 integrated graphics

    You can confirm that by looking in the "Display Adapters" and "Processors" headings in the Device Manager.

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    As Frank points out, you may be able to find win7 drivers however you are not going to just go to a support page and download each one. You are going to have to search for them from the actual device mfg's site ie intel, realtek, etc. Being this is a laptop and as such highly proprietary, you are probably going to end up with at least one device ie touchpad or whatever not working.

    Again as Frank posts, the very first thing you do when installing any operating system is download the drivers [before NOT after the install]
    If it were me, I would just install the operating system that is supposed to be on the laptop ie win10 and be done with the problem. Up to you.
     
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    I agree with crjdriver.

    That model laptop came with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and its driver downloads site has all the necessary drivers, so that's what you should stick with.

    I could probably install Windows 7 64-bit in it and find all the necessary drivers, but I have the knowledge and experience to do it that you obviously don't.

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