I spent half a day trying the different choices I have to re install Windows 7. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bt edition. The OS came with the laptop. So, I never changed it and of course I don't have the resource CD to re-install.
I got another Windows 7 from a friend and tried to upgrade the old version. It was successful except that, at the end it asked me a key. But, I was able to login by checking (key will be registered online ...bla bla)... but guess what, the some drivers are not installed ... of course the basic one (for me), network driver, is not even installed. So, I couldn't go online and do my job.
The good thing is I had Ubuntu installed on my USB and on the hard drive. And I am able to access the one which is on a USB ..Not the one in the hard drive because it is not showing me the option to select it at start up.
I tried to download a driver detective software from Ubuntu, saved on on the hard disk and try to access it from Windows ..and it is not working..
Unless I get an Internet connection from the Windows side I will not be able to do some tasks. I just started using Ubuntu 3 days ago and I am really having a hard time even installing softwares.
Can any body help me out what to do in order to get at least my network driver work so that I can use Internet? Thats all I need for now. Thank you for your time.
FYI: I didnt have a restore point so I couldnt do that neither. I tried to go to Control Panel->Advanced Settings-> in order to restore it. It asked me a Windows CD I supplied one of those CD'S but it couldnt recognize one of them.