|I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on an older XP box. The network adapter and USB controller are both missing in the device mgr. I did see this issue a few days prior to Windows 7 upgrade but I knew my XP had issues, so I thought/hoped installing Windows 7 would resolve all problems, but apparently not! I can't install drivers from a flash drive since USB is also missing. I also installed a new Samsung CD/DVD burner on this PC and burnt a test CD on it. It looked like it worked but the burner won't play back the CD. So that's missing a driver too! I now have no idea how to install drivers on this PC since all input methods are out of order it looks like! |
FYI..I already listed hidden devices and it doesn't list my NIC there. So I can't select it and install/uninstall drivers that way.
I do have another PC that connects to internet and get drivers from that. But no input methods on the windows 7 box except I could TRY to read the CD with the new drivers and pray that it works!