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I have a thinkpad t42 where all the drivers for wirless, ethernet etc. are gone. They all have yellow question marks. Since I cant get on the internet to get them i have been downloading onto cd then attempting to ttansfer them this way no luck. what do i do now? This computer is only 6 months old and i am beyond frustrated with it.

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You pretty much just need to copy over either the Wireless drivers or the ethernet drivers so that you can have basic access to the internet. Once you do, I'd suggest running the Windows Update and THEN downloading and installing whatever drivers are missing.

It's a bit frustrating but once you get everything ship shape, you'll be right as rain.

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