Hello my name isXXXXX am one of the experts here at Just Answer.com Can you please tell me what type of computer the intel pro/wireless 2200bg is connected to
And if you dont mind could you also tell me whether you are using a 64 bit or 32bit version of Windows along with which windows 7 it is. I.E. Home, Professional, Ultimate.
it's a Dell Inspiron 9300; currently has vista ultimate (32 bit).have upgrade to w7
So you have already upgraded it to Windows 7?
no not yet
Ah ok so your are planning the upgrade but cannot find your drive since Inetl hasnt made one is that where you are at?
dell is no help
Ok when you preform the windows 7 install will you be using the upgrade or doing a clean wipe
windows upgrade advisor said i have to download latest driver for device
OK have you installed the latest vista driver for the wireless card?
The reason I ask is windows 7 generally will run a lot of older devices with Vista drives since you are doing an upgrade install Windows 7 will leverage the drivers installed and your wireless card should work I have used vista drivers for a number of devices on my windows 7 platform installs and they work fine. As you can see from a few people who posted here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/818408c2-2b2a-4a83-92fe-48281977783b/They too are using the vista driver for your exact Intel Wireless device.The other thing I strongly recommend once you upgrade is to get ALL windows updates including Service Pack 1 for windows 7 as microsoft has released a lot of their own version for drivers that will let windows 7 run a lot of devices
okay. will the above link stay when i exit?
Yes you can always book mark this page and come back to it the coversation will remain
okay, i'll give it a try. thnks.