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mh84

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HI All,

Im using a Samsung Series 7 (NP700Z5A-A01DX) I recently the 'System Recovery Media) to install Windows 7 from the disk provided by Samsung. Seems to hae worked, fine, installed a version of windows 7 without any of the extra bloat ware from Samsung. Problem is I cannot find a way to connect to the internet. I use the control panel to open the wireless network connection window, but none are found. I don't even get the wireless connection thing in the bottom right of the task bar.

Can anyone help? Let me know if you need more info..

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mh84

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Yes, I know how to use the FN button, but none of the functions are working! Can't change the volume or brightness or anything!

I've also looked in the Device Manager in Control Panel. The following 'Other Devices' have yellow triangles beside them:

*Ethernet Controller *Network Controller *PCI Simple Communications Controller *SM Bus Controller *Universal Serial Bus (USB Controller)

Also not working are the Headphone Socket, and the screen resolution is not as good as before!

As the USB port are not working either I assume I will have to download the relevant drivers from Samsung website and burn to a CD? Just need to figure out what is what on the webiste!

Im a bit disappointed and surprised that Samsung would provide a recovery media DVD that doesn't include the drivers! Almost wish I had bought a Sony VAIO now!

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onthelimit1

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When I did a similar thing to my Sammy netbook, I had to download Samsung Easy Display Manager (part of the 'bloat ware' you mention) to get the Function keys working.

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mh84

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Hmm...seems I am mistaken about this bloatware! I always thought it was unnecessary extras provided by the manufacturer! This was the case with Sony anyway! Turns out I do actually need it for the Laptop to function properly! Strange then that it's not included on the Recover Media DVD!

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onthelimit1

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Free download from here

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woodchip

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go back to device manager and un-install one yellow icon at a time then reboot

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