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Windows Vista to Windows 7: Internet Concerns

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May 3, 2010 4:58:24 AM

I currently have Windows Vista installed on my computer and plan to install Windows 7. I intend to do the full install by reformatting my hard drive. My concern is whether or not I will still have my current internet connection after reformatting. I understand that drivers will have to be installed but are there any settings on my computer or internal to the modem that I need to take note of before reformatting.

My Modem is a Netgear CG814WG v2 and my ISP is Time Warner and my internet is coming through cable.

My Computer Information taken from DxDiag:
(Note: I took out info I thought was unnecessary)
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System Information
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Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS 730
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 2812MB RAM
Page File: 2041MB used, 3799MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9501)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9501&SUBSYS_25421028&REV_00
Display Memory: 1658 MB
Dedicated Memory: 507 MB
Shared Memory: 1150 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: atiu9pag.dll,aticfx32.dll,atiumdag.dll,atidxx32.dll,atiumdva.cap
Driver Version: 8.14.0001.6099 (English)
DDI Version: 10.1
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/2/2010 20:06:26, 20480 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_02241028&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&90
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nvmfdx32.sys, 1.00.0001.6776 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:08, 1042464 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\fdco1.dll, 1.00.0000.6776 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:02, 203264 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\fdco1ins.dll, 1.00.0000.6776 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:02, 203264 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvconrm.dll, 1.00.0000.0035 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:08, 35840 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvunrm.exe, 1.01.0001.0000 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:10, 356352 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvnrm.nvu, 3/13/2008 06:32:10, 3582 bytes

Name: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_02241028&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&88
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nvmfdx32.sys, 1.00.0001.6776 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:08, 1042464 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\fdco1.dll, 1.00.0000.6776 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:02, 203264 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\fdco1ins.dll, 1.00.0000.6776 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:02, 203264 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvconrm.dll, 1.00.0000.0035 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:08, 35840 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvunrm.exe, 1.01.0001.0000 (English), 3/13/2008 06:32:10, 356352 bytes
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvnrm.nvu, 3/13/2008 06:32:10, 3582 bytes
May 3, 2010 5:48:55 AM

With the exception of drivers it should be fine, since the modem is not internal.
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