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Cannot install drivers for my wifi adapter!

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 x86

    Cannot install drivers for my wifi adapter!


    Hello,
    I downloaded a driver for my wifi adapter and tried to install it and this is the error i keep getting.

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    Please need help because i want to start a hotspot from this laptop but i can't do so until i update my wifi adapter to the latest driver.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    Usually when you download drivers they come compressed with a .zip extension, Did you unzip it.

    Does it have a setup.exe, Then click on that.

    Does it have a .inf file, Then right click on that and select install.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    If you using win 8 go to device manager then right click on wireless adapter you using, chose update driver software then browse my computer for driver software and locate downloaded driver(*.inf). Be sure you have downloaded right driver(x86,x64 and right tipe).
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    Usually when you download drivers they come compressed with a .zip extension, Did you unzip it.

    Does it have a setup.exe, Then click on that.

    Does it have a .inf file, Then right click on that and select install.
    It did not have an .exe file but had an .inf file, just like you told me to, i right-clicked it and install but then a window came up saying "The System Cannot Find The File Specified".

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHostile View Post
    If you using win 8 go to device manager then right click on wireless adapter you using, chose update driver software then browse my computer for driver software and locate downloaded driver(*.inf). Be sure you have downloaded right driver(x86,x64 and right tipe).
    I did what u said me to and got the same error, and yes its for windows 8.1 x86. So the drivers are proper but they are not getting installed i don't know why, hmm

    basically, i can't update drivers of any device, when i tried installing a driver for my Intel GMA, which had an setup.exe , it shows an error and then just quits.

    I don't know why that happens, but these errors weren't there when i had windows 7.
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Cannot install drivers for my wifi adapter!
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