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Trouble shooting hardware in Win 7


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:21 AM

If you can't update a driver successfully in Device Manager after installing Win7, go to Control Panel/Devices and printers. Right click on any shown problem and Troubleshoot.

Windows went online and came back with solutions for 2 problems after I installed Win7 x64 last night after I was resigned to replacing older equipment.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:49 AM

You should have installed and run Windows 7 upgrade advisor on your older hardware.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:09 PM

True, but the point of my post is that Win7 does a great job of fixing itself and other problems that may arise.

Vista started this process but it seldom worked satisfactorily, now it does.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

True, but the point of my post is that Win7 does a great job of fixing itself and other problems that may arise.

Vista started this process but it seldom worked satisfactorily, now it does.

Cheers


Thanks for the advice, this can definitely be helpful, but it doesn't always work. I have had problems with my machine's audio, onboard Sigmatel High Def CODEC issues, since install and nothing have resloved it, including running the troubleshooter. It's definitely the right place to start though, thanks for the helpful info.
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