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Solved No network adapter driver


kafka

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Yesterday morning I was still using Vista and had access to the internet. I then installed Windows 8 and found that I could no longer connect. I checked everything, eventually discovering that I didn't have a network adapter driver. My service provider advised me to take my Windows 8 disk to the shop where I bought it and ask them to give me a disk with the missing driver. It seems strange to me that my Widows installation disk wouldn't include the driver necessary to connect to the internet. I am still stuck even if it is possible to download the driver (I am using my son's iMac for this post) unless I can download it to a flash drive and transfer it to my computer. If I were desperate I could reformat the hard drive to its factory settings which would bring back Vista and allow me to connect to the internet.

Sorry for my rambling but I have spent hours trying to solve this problem.
 

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averchat

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If you know the make model number of your PC go to
The manufacturers web site and download drivers from there.
[FONT=&quot]On the iMac.[/FONT]
 

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kafka

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Thanks averchat. I went to the Lenovo website, entered my computer's model number, etc. and opened the driver matrix which purported to show all available drivers. Unfortunately I can't work out which driver I need to download as I can't find a section which refers to network adapters (I can't even find a reference to my old driver). I have posted my problem on the Lenovo forum.
 

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Further to the above, I found what may have been (!) network adapter drivers (Intel). I am using my son's iMac to access the internet and when I tried to download the drivers all I got was a text file, so I suspect that even if I find the correct driver I won't be able to download it to my flashdrive.
 

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Network drivers usually have the word “Ethernet” in them as it refers to network adapter.

[FONT=&quot]I can’t see a problem downloading drivers on iMac.[/FONT]
 

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kafka

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I finally took my computer to a technician who could find no drivers which would make my network adapter compatible with Windows 8. He replaced the old network adapter (??) with a new one and everything now works fine.
 

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Glad you got it worked out! Driver issues are a pain!
 

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So happy for you that the problem has been resolved! Totally understand the pain as I have the same problem and have spent several days on this. I just responded to you on Lenovo Forum before I saw your messages on this Forum.

Would you mind doing me a favor by letting me know what brand and model of the Network adapter was used to replace the original one? Thanks very much in advance!
 

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