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Need help with new install

Reformatted file system to ntfs because we were having probs with fat32. now i cannot get wireless system to work. im doing a fresh install today to wipe system clean. is there someway to get wireless to work right?

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  • watcher6342 Jan 17, 2009

    no , i have no idea. i boughtit off of a friend. they didnt have a backup disc or anything. i tried downloading drivers from acer but still could not get wireless to work.

  • watcher6342 Jan 17, 2009

    nothing worked. am going to try and find drivers for acer

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Check in my computer properties hardware then device
see if your connection shows under network if it does click and do a driver update
if not i can help you get your connection
do you know what your driver is
did you get any software for your wireless

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 17, 2009

    Okay

    contol panel add new hardware if your connection shows high light and click next if it does'nt show

    click next follow instructions

    when the page comes up scroll to networks click and then click to automatically search

    see if it's found there if not we'll try something else

    be back in half hour

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 17, 2009

    you should be able to find the proper drivers and save memory stick

    then run them and install on the pc your try to connect

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