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I just reformatted my computer and reinstalled Windows XP. When I tried to install my wireless adapter, it said it could not find the necassary software but it didnt come with any software. What do I do?

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Well what is the brand of your software?...Most likly if there is software that you need you can go the the manufacture's website and they will have the driver for you.

Also try to use windows update the search for you driver and or software by clicking on Internet explorer and going to the following link: update.microsoft.com

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May i know the brand/model of your PC. if you know the network adapter model let me know..

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