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(Solved) - with dual boot, win7 won't connect to wireless, win8 is ok. two other PCs ok.

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  • Started 1 year ago by russmerritt
  • Latest reply from vistamike
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russmerritt
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Win7 added as dual boot to laptop running win8. Everything works ok except the win7 can't see the wireless router. Hard wired connection is ok. Other wireless connections are fine, 2 PCs and a printer and the win8 dual boot.

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Xhi
Xhi
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When you loaded the Windows 7 OS did you load the drivers for the wireless connection? Check Control Panel -> Device Manager for Exclamation points.

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russmerritt
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That probably was my problem. I had not done updating - and now that is done and the wireless connection works. Thank you!

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Xhi
Xhi
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Glad to help out.

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russmerritt
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Different problem with the dual boot win7 and win8 I cannot change the default selection or change the time before the default selection boots.

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germ-x
germ-x
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please post as a new topic. Thanks.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Tom, good point but consider this.

russmerritt, what is the operating system that was first installed? This is most important

My 1st install is Win 7 64 bit and my 2nd is Win 7 32 bit.

So the changes can only be made on the first install of Windows;

So from Win 7 64 bit I can select Win 7 Ultimate as the preferred 1st boot and time out should I want to.

If you select the preferred 1st boot, click apply, then ok.

Mike

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