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Realtek driver download for Win 7 is only for Vista!!


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

I have downloaded and got to the Install wizard for the RTL8102E Family PCI-E twice, from an HP website and from the Realtek site.

 

Both end up with the warning that this is only for Vista.

 

Does anyone know what is going on?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

Hello,

For the RTL8102E Family PCI-E you should download the version here

 

Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1644202) 

Version 7.080 2014/3/24 5983k  

 



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:15 AM

Thanks for that info.

 

As I am installing Win 7 (so needing that driver update)  as a dual boot with my XP,  before I do the install could you confirm that I should download the Realtek driver before that. I have read somewhere that this is necessary(?) or at least preferable.

Thanks for advice.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

It's the LAN driver, so if you're going to need to have it installed to access internet via LAN, you won't be able to use the installation that needs it in order to download it. Having it already is the simplest solution. If the XP installation has LAN access already, get the Windows 7 driver, either way it has to be downloaded...


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

Thanks Platypus for that.

 

I am not on a network (LAN). I do share a router, quite separately from my landlord. Do I need this update?

 

Also this update advice I got from wanting to update from XP to Win 7.

 

As I want a dual boot system will the update be compatible with the two systems? I have had this incompatibility with a dual boot system with NVidia networking controller driver on another computer which fails to connect with the internet in XP but OK in Win 7.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:40 AM

How do you connect to the router?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:46 AM

Either wirelessly or by RJ45



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:50 AM

If you can make the wireless connection, it wouldn't be essential to download the ethernet NIC driver beforehand. But since it only has to be downloaded once either way, why not just get it?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

In the meantime the link given in Post #2 is the same I used to get that 'for vista only' message which is my original question - any views.

 

But I'd like to continue with how this thread is going.

 

Previous Post just pipped this one.  So what about that Vista only?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:58 AM

Do you mean you downloaded the one labelled for Win 7 (InstallWin7_7080_03212014.zip) and the installer said it was only for Vista?

 

Edit: the zip includes a Win7 folder with 32 bit and 64 bit files. Are you sure you chose the version JohnC-21 indicated?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

Yes, exactly that one with auto installer (win73326-v7 026.0902.2010.zip

 

Also the previous one too

 

Both for 32 bit.

 

I've tried 1 or 2 other sites with the same result. I've noticed on other subjects that some things are good for both Win 7 and Vista so thought it could be true for this driver but the warnings don't say this.


Edited by zzzz, 18 April 2014 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

My first try I used US1 mirror so have now tried others, CN hardly started but US3 is now ready to be opened, No sign of Vista yet.

Before I install this I seemingly  need this for Win 7 -  will it be incompatible for my XP mode?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:41 AM

Hello,

For the RTL8102E Family PCI-E you should download the version here

 

Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1644202) 

Version 7.080 2014/3/24 5983k  

 


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

Yes, exactly that one with auto installer (win73326-v7 026.0902.2010.zip

 

None of the links on that site go to a file of this name?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:55 AM

None of the links on that site go to a file of this name?

 

Oh sorry, I read that from my Downloads folder so it must be another from another site. I've been trying this download from many sites to avoid this Vista problem.

 

 

 

 






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