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Installed Windows 8 on new hdd now old hdd wont connect to router.

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I installed windows 8 on a new hdd yesterday. Keeping my old drive with Windows 7 on it. Decided to go back to drive with Windows 7 and it wont connect to router. I even reinstalled windows and it wont connect. The drive with windows 8 does connect. What am I missing here?
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I installed windows 8 on a new hdd yesterday. Keeping my old drive with Windows 7 on it. Decided to go back to drive with Windows 7 and it wont connect to router. I even reinstalled windows and it wont connect. The drive with windows 8 does connect. What am I missing here?

Have you checked your wireless connections manager and removed the entry and tried it again?
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Describe your situation further.
What hardware do you have, if it is in a home or school, and etc.
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When you installed Windows 8 you might have renamed the machine...if there are network rules on what machines can connect that could be the issue.

The first I would personally do is to just reset the router and then set it up again...unless I had some lengthy setup involved with that, but most home routers involve a two minutes setup time or so.
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Describe your situation further.
What hardware do you have, if it is in a home or school, and etc.

Its the pc in my sig here. Im on it now with Windows 8 but when I try Windows 7 it cant connect to the router.

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When you installed Windows 8 you might have renamed the machine...if there are network rules on what machines can connect that could be the issue.
The first I would personally do is to just reset the router and then set it up again...unless I had some lengthy setup involved with that, but most home routers involve a two minutes setup time or so.

I did name the pc the same on both drives. Ill try to change the name.

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Have you checked your wireless connections manager and removed the entry and tried it again?

Its not wireless.
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For some reason I needed to install the network driver from EVGA. Works now.


But Im staying with Windows 7 for now. When I was running 8 it said it needed to scan my Storage drive. It deleted and formatted it. I lost 700 + gb .
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For some reason I needed to install the network driver from EVGA. Works now.
But Im staying with Windows 7 for now. When I was running 8 it said it needed to scan my Storage drive. It deleted and formatted it. I lost 700 + gb .

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I've actually had that problem oddly with a friend's EVGA Mobo and his Dual Gigabit LAN. Windows 7 picked up the EVGA Gigabit LAN as detected and it showed up as connected under Windows but there where no packets being received back.
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