"'Local area connection' doesn't have a valid IP configuration"
From what I've read, I'm not the only person who has installed Windows 7 and had this problem, and I figured I'd ask here for help.
I just built a new PC and installed Windows 7 x64. I have installed the driver for my network adapter but I still can't connect to the internet. It just labels my local area connection as an unidentified network, calls it public, and says I have no connectivity. After googling and searching other forums I found that some people have a similar problem but mine is slightly different, and the problem others are having is the one that I keep finding solutions for. But my problem is different in the fact that I have only one network connection and it's the one labeled "unidentified". And all the solutions are for the situation where you have two connections: one being the unidentified network, and one being their local area connection.
If anyone has a solution or needs more specific information, please reply.
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Run the Win7 Network Adapter troubleshooter. It should re-aquire your IPS. You don't want Public as your network.
I ran the troubleshooter and ultimately got the same error message. That my local area connection doesn't have a valid ip config.