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We understand you're receiving an error code 52 on device manager for your Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 on Windows* 7.
Please keep in mind that this legacy adapter model was only made for single band (802.11b/g/n, as opposed to a/g/n), it does not support the 5 GHz band.
The latest drivers available for your adapter can be found through our download center or the Customer Support Options for Discontinued Intel® Wireless Products article. The latest published WiFi driver for Windows* 7 is version 184.108.40.206, made available through the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software version 18.40.4.
If the error code remains while using these drivers (which we can confirm are digitally signed), perhaps you may be experiencing a known WIndows* 7 bug addressed through a hotfix:
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- A signed driver is displayed as unsigned in Windows 7* - by Microsoft* Support
We hope this information helps.
"... this legacy adapter model was only made for single band ..." Well, I'm embarrassed. My ROUTER is DUAL band, so I assumed so is my wireless adapter. It'd been so long since I got the laptop that I forgot adapter was single band. So there WAS a driver for me.
I downloaded and attempted to apply setup version 18.40.4, but Windows handed me problem after problem as it tried to install the new adapter software version 220.127.116.11. After an hour or more, I gave up.
I then downloaded and applied the Hotfix from Microsoft that you provided. But even after the Hotfix ran, the Intel Web Support Assistant and the one on my laptop repeatedly gave messages saying "Installation blocked... please uninstall previous version." So I uninstalled one Network adapter at a time per message received. I finally made a bad mistake and uninstalled Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller. It took quite a while today to reinstall it since I checked the box to uninstall the driver software. No Internet access is available wirelessly or through Ethernet without it (REALLY dumb move.)
I wasn't sure which network adapter to reinstall. Windows gave warnings that it can't guarantee that ANY driver listed would work or that its digital signature would be valid. I finally determined that I needed to install Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller and ignored the warning.
But it still wasn't easy. And after a few more failed attempts to get all necessary Network adapter drivers installed, Windows installed the OLD adapter (version 18.104.22.168), which then allowed wireless connectivity to the Internet.
Since I'd had so many problems with using setup version 18.40.4 and Support Assistants to install 22.214.171.124, I decided to leave it in this working state. (During this week-long frustration, I also found that Windows couldn't restore to previously-set restore point whether it's MY restore point or Windows'. So I'm not touching anything about Network adapters until Restore works again.)
A BIG THANKS for helping me fix a problem that, without the Hotfix from Microsoft, might have been impossible for me to figure out. The "invalid" digital signatures never were invalid, just misinterpreted by Windows until the Hotfix was applied.
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Sounds like you went through quite an odyssey. We're definitely glad we were able to clue you in the right direction.