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April 21, 2010 2:37:32 AM

Hello,
i have are some problem..I used the Acer Aspire 3620 notebook with Windows 7 OS but i have problem the wireless driver not work. Please help me

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June 30, 2010 3:33:13 AM

i am also having this isse, i have installed windows 7 pro 64 bit on my acer 5040 with the atheros ar5bmb5 wifi card, all i get is and error from windows stating that this driver may have compatability issies and my radio does not turn on, i dont know who to blame acer or atheros, aarrg so stupid
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June 30, 2010 8:10:24 AM

I have an Atheros WiFi adapter and it seems they are notoriously unstable. I got regular blue screens on XP, at least 7 is a bit more stable but the adapter loses connection for no reason whatever. Look for alternatives if possible.
June 30, 2010 6:57:48 PM

Hello Private_rock,
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.

Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software"
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
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