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i put a 2nd hard drive in my computer, and it wont recognize internet connection

so i took the old hard drive from my old computer put it in, everything worked fine except the internet, when i boot from the main drive i have internet perfectly but on the second drive it just wont connect, i changed the os it was running (xp to 7) and it still wont connect to internet
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  1. Check your device manager. I'll bet it is full of yellow. Fix this by installing the drivers for your system.
  2. bjornl said:
    Check your device manager. I'll bet it is full of yellow. Fix this by installing the drivers for your system.


    on the drive i just put in? how would i do that with no internet?
  3. Sashalaska said:
    bjornl said:
    Check your device manager. I'll bet it is full of yellow. Fix this by installing the drivers for your system.


    on the drive i just put in? how would i do that with no internet?



    I can't help but notice you seem to be on the internet now. Reading and posting.

    If you're on a phone of tablet then you have to find someone else with a PC and ask them to down the drivers for you. You PC won't work without them. If this is too hard or complex, then take it to a shop and have them do it for you. They should not charge too much.
  4. bjornl said:
    Sashalaska said:
    bjornl said:
    Check your device manager. I'll bet it is full of yellow. Fix this by installing the drivers for your system.


    on the drive i just put in? how would i do that with no internet?



    I can't help but notice you seem to be on the internet now. Reading and posting.

    If you're on a phone of tablet then you have to find someone else with a PC and ask them to down the drivers for you. You PC won't work without them. If this is too hard or complex, then take it to a shop and have them do it for you. They should not charge too much.


    i'm booted from the main drive now and internet works fine, it's just when i boot from the 2nd hard drive that i dont have internet
  5. Best answer
    Sashalaska said:
    bjornl said:
    Sashalaska said:
    bjornl said:
    Check your device manager. I'll bet it is full of yellow. Fix this by installing the drivers for your system.


    on the drive i just put in? how would i do that with no internet?



    I can't help but notice you seem to be on the internet now. Reading and posting.

    If you're on a phone of tablet then you have to find someone else with a PC and ask them to down the drivers for you. You PC won't work without them. If this is too hard or complex, then take it to a shop and have them do it for you. They should not charge too much.


    i'm booted from the main drive now and internet works fine, it's just when i boot from the 2nd hard drive that i dont have internet



    So boot from your old drive and download the drivers needed for your new install.
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