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Had win8 went back to win7

I have a Dell Inspirion 3521 laptop that came with windows 8. I HATE win 8!!! I own a different Dell that came with Win7 Home premium CD. I did a fresh install over win 8 with the win 7 CD. Everything seemed to work except the graphics are still the cheesy looking win 8 graphics and I am missing my USB Serial Host Controller, Ethernet driver controller, and I think the Nvidia driver. Can't seem to find these drivers or a way to update them on the Dell support site. All the windows 7 updates came throught as soon as I connected to the internet and the system did the updates as well as SP1 for Windows 7. Any ideas? thanks. Robbie

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Drivers can be found here:
You probably need the Network & Chipset drivers, but make sure you get the right ones for your model.

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  • ROBO50 Nov 05, 2013

    yes, its a Dell laptop inspiron 3521, thank you i will update again when i go to that site.

  • ROBO50 Nov 05, 2013

    just thought of something else, what if i have the wrong chipset drivers? can i uninstall them or just diable them. the missing drivers have a yellow ! next to them in Device Manager.

  • ROBO50 Nov 06, 2013

    ok going to Dell site to get the driver does not work. Dell requested i download some type o

  • ROBO50 Nov 06, 2013

    of utility and ou it was still "scanning" after an hour and would not let me downlaod the driver not sure what to do at this point


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Win 7 is extremely touchy about network drivers. I didn't see your computer model listed but you'll need to log onto your computer manufacturers support page and download the Win 7 drivers for the network. Since your internet connection doesn't work right now I'd suggest another machine, if you have one or go to your local library with a Flash Drive and download the drivers to that. Good Luck

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You need the Intel Pro 100 driver for XP. Go to the following web link at Intel: and download the driver. Copy it to a flash drive. Put the flash drive into your PC that needs the LAN driver and double-click it to install it.

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