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If you have to reinstall everything from scratch...


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#1 beckyf

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:25 PM

Thanks to the Internet Security 2010 mess, I had to start all over from scratch.

I was able to reinstall Windows using instructions I found linked to from here.

My only problem was that at first I didn't realize I had to reinstall drivers. It took me nearly all day, but I finally figured it out, and am connected to the Internet once again.

Writing this here in case there's anyone else who doesn't realize they need to reinstall drivers too.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

Input appreciated...the necessity to install drivers is taken for granted by experienced users who had to install Windows 9x or who installed XP after buying it.

It's still a relatively recent development that boxmakers sell systems which don't contain any instructions or means for reinstalling XP from a Microsoft CD...the users who have acquired systems since then would have to read their uwer/owner manuals to get any idea of the value/procedures for installing drivers.

FWIW: How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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