A client recently purchased a second hand computer which had been wiped by the previous owner, an Acer Aspire desktop. The way it was wiped effectively just left a version of Windows 7 that was 'unusable' I think the person who did the wipe just reinstalled Win7 leaving us unable to login or do anything really.
I obtained Win 7 Home Prem and reinstalled Windows myself today, however the major Acer drivers are missing, including the network driver. Which means I cannot connect to the network/internet.
I went to Acers website and downloaded a utility (on another computer and transferred it to a USB drive) however when running it, it requires a network connection to download the driver. Catch 22!
I'm at a loss as what to do next. I cannot find a standalone network driver for the Acer Aspire.
I'm considering getting a Wireless USB stick, the client has a wireless network, so that I can connect that way, however I'm not sure if the wireless sticks use the internal network drivers at all. Is this feasible, do you think?
That's all I can think of doing at the moment.
Any other advice would be most appreciated. Thanks.
See this webpage for how the DriverUpdate works http://www.official-drivers.com/installer/?seed=acer&gclid=CObPotTXgbwCFUTipAod618A0Q It is designed to connect to the web when scanning to download the drivers.