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Hi guys, I just upgraded to Windows 7 32 bit on my old Gateway laptop. The problem is that it won't detect any of my usb devices. I did a system restore to when windows 7 was finalizing settings and my mouse started working. I used it for a bit, surfed the web, etc. but as soon as I plugged in my external HDD, everything stopped working again (as did the wireless receiver, for some reason). I've seen similar problems around the internet a few times, but haven't been able to find a concrete solution. Can anyone help?
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I doubt the hardware is supported by windows 7. You might want to try finding the latest drivers for it online and installing them instead of relying on w7's drivers.
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I doubt the hardware is supported by windows 7. You might want to try finding the latest drivers for it online and installing them instead of relying on w7's drivers.
Which hardware? And the drivers for what, specifically?

Also, it's very difficult for me to accomplish anything on the computer without the mouse because the left click is broken below the mousepad.
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I doubt the hardware is supported by windows 7. You might want to try finding the latest drivers for it online and installing them instead of relying on w7's drivers.
To elaborate.

On a pc, typically there is the motherboard drivers itself (chipset), then the network ethernet, wireless, integrated sound, integrated video/dedicated, bluetooth if any, sata drivers, raid drivers (if any), usb 2.0 drivers, usb 3.0 drivers (if any). The list goes on.

My suggestion, look up your model # of motherboard under download/support/drivers on the main webpage of your mobo manufacturer's website. Download all windows 7 drivers that are most recent (they're dated on most sites). And install all of them, and reboot.

This might solve some "conflicting issues" that cancell out most of your usb's and rare wifi issues.

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Originally Posted by Le_Loup View Post
To elaborate.

On a pc, typically there is the motherboard drivers itself (chipset), then the network ethernet, wireless, integrated sound, integrated video/dedicated, bluetooth if any, sata drivers, raid drivers (if any), usb 2.0 drivers, usb 3.0 drivers (if any). The list goes on.

My suggestion, look up your model # of motherboard under download/support/drivers on the main webpage of your mobo manufacturer's website. Download all windows 7 drivers that are most recent (they're dated on most sites). And install all of them, and reboot.

This might solve some "conflicting issues" that cancell out most of your usb's and rare wifi issues.

- Le_Loup
It doesn't seem that they have windows 7 drivers for my mobo (amd m690t), only vista and xp. Is there anything else I can try? Or anywhere else I can look for drivers other than AMD's site?
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Those are hardware compatibility issues. Windows 7 doesn't seem to be supported by your motherboard. What you can do? Upgrade your PC, or install older version of Windows operating system.
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Those are hardware compatibility issues. Windows 7 doesn't seem to be supported by your motherboard. What you can do? Upgrade your PC, or install older version of Windows operating system.
IOh, well. The problem is that I don't have my Vista disk anymore. How can I "downgrade"?
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It doesn't seem that they have windows 7 drivers for my mobo (amd m690t), only vista and xp. Is there anything else I can try? Or anywhere else I can look for drivers other than AMD's site?
When I had some vista/7 compatibility issues with my laptop, (the satelite one on my list of systems). What I had to do... oddly was... select the vista driver (while in windows 7), and "run as" vista compatibility... Then install, and strangely it worked...

Do note, I was able to get a bsod once every couple of weeks due to this eventually after several months... But it wasn't "to" bad.

Might help in the long haul, before upgrading to a new mobo or equiv.

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You can torrent a version of an OS as long as you have a legitimate product key.
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That is true, and you can even make it installable via usb, But gotta dash/work, so can't tell ya how to do that, but look for bootable os , or similar, and you'll find dozens of threads on it here.
    
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