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Shadowmeph November 5, 2013 11:39 AM

Identifing hardware
 
I bought a Dell Laptop off of here the things runs perfect but I pulled the hard drive out and installed a SSD into it then installed windows8.1 I cannot get the LAN to work wifi works but the LAN doesn't for some reason it shows up in the Devicemanager with the yellow flag. if I put the other hard drive in it and run windows 7x64 everything works perfectly.
not unfortunately Dell doesn't have any driver support for anything newer the windows vista for this laptop

enaberif November 5, 2013 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Shadowmeph (Post 738959)
I bought a Dell Laptop off of here the things runs perfect but I pulled the hard drive out and installed a SSD into it then installed windows8.1 I cannot get the LAN to work wifi works but the LAN doesn't for some reason it shows up in the Devicemanager with the yellow flag. if I put the other hard drive in it and run windows 7x64 everything works perfectly.
not unfortunately Dell doesn't have any driver support for anything newer the windows vista for this laptop

Then it most likely will not work. There are a lot of driver that were designed for Vista that work in Windows 7 but the same cannot be said about Windows 7 drivers for working in Windows 8.

You can sometimes find manufacturer drivers that may work but a lot of hardware in Dells is very specific.

You could try SWInfo or Speccy

MARSTG November 5, 2013 11:44 AM

you might want to try the manufacturer support, try to see the chipset of the card, (like let's say atheros) and look if the manufacturer has a driver for Windows 8.1.

sswilson November 5, 2013 11:48 AM

What's it identified as with the working hard drive installed? Device manager should net you a good enough description to go hunting for working win8 drivers.

KaptCrunch November 5, 2013 11:56 AM

yes screen shot of device, as rest said find manufactor of NIC

Shadowmeph November 6, 2013 12:24 PM

it identifies it as broadcom Ethernet I have tried all of the broadcom drivers I could find and non of them work


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