New Windows 7 install on SSD needs tweaking
February 10, 2014 9:15 AM Subscribe
How do I obtain or find the necessary files/drivers etc. to make the new O/S connect to the internet (and generally play nice from day one)?
posted by peacay to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
My cousin got a new 120GB SSD and last night I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 SP1 HP without incident. That O/S install was from a 'vanilla' disc that an IT security friend gave me (obtained legitimately direct from Microsoft). It simply required the addition of the Product Key. That same Product Key belongs to the O/S (still) installed on the HDD of my cousin's pc.
So far so good. The SSD boots to a near-empty desktop - of course - and the crux of my question is this, I suppose: how can I find a/the network adapter driver(s) to get onto the internet (ADSL) and/or do I need to do anything or to get anything else in particular at this initial stage to repopulate the SSD with the usual programs and/or start it off on its merry new life in the best way possible?
I will have access to another pc when I return to my cousin's place in about 8 hours time to start tweaking. (I presume using Portable Apps for browser access + Ninite to ferry a bunch of usual suspect programs is the most sensible way forward AFTER web connection is established?)
And will backing up the HDD drivers to a flash drive using Double Driver help here with the network adapter or potentially for other deficits??
(The HDD is fine and still boots, runs well and connects to the web.)
My level of knowledge is ~fair.