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Networking hardware issues with Windows 7 RRS feed

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  • Seems that Windows 7 has issues with certain motherboard based network controllers for Dell systems like the 530/530S.  We have resolved these issues by disabling the onboard NIC and adding a cheap "Windows 7 compatible" NIC.  Can someone please explain technically what the issue is from a hardware and software standpoint.  And explain why after so many years..network adapters are becoming a problem again.

    Thanks!

    • Edited by radjr Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:26 PM tweak
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:25 PM

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  • This forum, as the header says, if for

    Issues relating to the Windows 7 Software Protection Platform - Non-Genuine, validation problems, or software licensing services messages

    I recommend the Answers Windows 7 Networking forum at

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking?page=1

    Or a TechNet equivalent.


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:44 PM
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  • Gee, I thought I was posting this in a MS Partner Support page for Windows 7 networking.
    Rich DeVito Jr.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:01 PM
  • Darn browser!  :)
    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:06 PM
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  • No, I think that MS has screwed up the old MS partner forums and I can't find them any more!
    Rich DeVito Jr.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:13 PM
  • Try https://partner.microsoft.com/global/communitysection
    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:25 PM
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  • Thanks.  That was blocked earlier..but it is now working so thank you!
    Rich DeVito Jr.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:45 PM