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NeedVistaHelp2

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Hello, for the past 2 days I have been trying so hard to connect to browse the web.
I have an old preowned Windows Vista desktop. When i got the computer it had data on it from the previous owner. I couldnt connect to wireless internet so I used an Ethernet cable and it worked automatically, i was connected and all i did was plug the cable into the computer and router. Easy.

I decided to factory reset it, and now it wont do anything. It says that I am connected, but internet explorer continues to say its unable to load the page. I have watched countless videos and read articles, a bunch of stuff under properties and cmd prompt or whatever, it continues to say "Network Access: Local and Internet"

From a bunch of googling research, I dont see anyone with the same issue as me, there are some articles about "Network Access: Local Only" and they dont work.

Im starting to lose hope, please help- ill answer any further questions and provide more details.
Again, completly wiped of all previous data. I even deleted McAfee cause of some youtube comment- everything lol...

Thanks a bunch in advance
 

Triple6

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Sounds like you need drivers installed for the network hardware.

What is the exactly model of this computer?

That said, you really shouldn't be using Vista these days, it's not secure or being updated anymore. Most current browser do not work on it, and most current programs do not support it. You'd be better off trying a Linux distro like Ubuntu or buying Windows 10.
 

NeedVistaHelp2

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Sounds like you need drivers installed for the network hardware.

What is the exactly model of this computer?

That said, you really shouldn't be using Vista these days, it's not secure or being updated anymore. Most current browser do not work on it, and most current programs do not support it. You'd be better off trying a Linux distro like Ubuntu or buying Windows 10.
its an XPS420, and my dad just got it for free im just trying to use it for fun, i have a windows 10

and i need drivers despite it working before the reset?
 
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Triple6

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When you reinstall Windows you remove all the drivers, so yeah you need drivers after reinstalling the operating system.

W Here did Windows 10 come from ? You said it had Vista.
 

flavallee

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If that's a Dell XPS 420 desktop, advise us what the exact 7-character "service tag/serial" number on it is.

According to its support site, it has downloadable drivers only for Windows XP 32-bit and Windows Vista 32/64-bit.

It appears to have an Intel 825xx gigabit ethernet device.

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NeedVistaHelp2

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When you reinstall Windows you remove all the drivers, so yeah you need drivers after reinstalling the operating system.

W Here did Windows 10 come from ? You said it had Vista.
No i have 2 computers, a main windows 10 and this vista im just playing around with for fun
 

plodr

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Also there are no browsers that support Vista so going on the internet with an unpatched browser isn't really wise.
 

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To add to what Liz said.
Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0 ESR is the only up-to-date browser that supports Windows Vista SP2.
However, it will no longer be kept up-to-date after August 2018 - this month.

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