If i were you i would do a fresh install of windows 7
it is, in general, a better idea to do a clean install of new operating system. upgrading has close to zero advantages.
>>>If i were you i would do a fresh install of windows 7
yes of course, why didn't I think of this? Maybe it is because this was a supported upgrade from Microsoft....hmmmmm
>>>You can download the software you need from Intel® PRO Network Connections Driver for Intel® Desktop Boards for Windows 7*.
Yes, maybe I would not have thought of this except for the fact that the first thing that this does is try to uninstall the old one.
>>>it is, in general, a better idea to do a clean install of new operating system. upgrading has close to zero advantages.
Yes, of course, should have thought of this except for the fact that it would take about 8-12 hours to reinstall and setup EVERYTHING that is one the machine. That is why they have upgrades I guess, but what do I know? Everything else (most everything) is working after the upgrade. So far I have had to to reinstall one free piece of software and make one fix in Visual Studio, and now this and it has been about 3 weeks.
Now, does anyone have any answers on how to uninstall an Intel Driver Software Set that will not uninstall due to a bug / situation that was not tests and / or planned for?
i know you want a different answer, but ms only supports the os upgrade, not the drivers you installed. if that machine is so important you should take the time. this way you know for sure what works / is compatible with win7 and what's not.
Hmmm, let's see. Are we on a Microsoft board, let me check, nope, we are on an Intel board so I guess I am interested to see if Intel is going to support their driver set installation. How can this not be understood that this is an INTEL issue?
So I guess the answer that I really am looking for is "Where oh where is Intel Support?". How can this not be clear?
I ended up purchasing a Linksys PCI card and guess what, it is working fine. Probably the last time I will get an Intel MB. They make ok CPUs, but looks like their driver set has at least some issues.......
it becomes an intel issue when you use a supported (for win7) driver installation package that doesn't work.
So what you are saying is that if I use an Intel Software Product on Vista, then upgrade to 7 and then the product fails to uninstall because of a coding problem, it is NOT an Intel issue? Is this what you are saying? Are you a representative of Intel authorized to make a foolish statement like this? I assume not. If anyone working for me made a statement like this to a customer, well.....
It really sounds that someone is trying to cover up an oops....
Now that we have wasted all of this time, what is the fix? (and reinstalling Windows is not a fix). I know how to fix some issues like this by digging around the registry, program files, etc, but I was hoping that Intel would have a version of the software that would un-install everything no matter what...
Sorry, there was a slight change in Gasoline that all parties new about at the time of designing your car, but since we don't / didn't feel like making a small software change to you car's computer, you will have replace it instead of upgrading the computer software.....
If Intel does not have a fix for this, then so be it. Say it here, maybe someone will see this and make an informed decision on purchasing and / or upgrades....
We can go one with this or try to fix the problem.....Up to Intel Support now.
Not sure if it helps: you may need to enable 'show hidden driver' in device manager and remove those old drivers causing the issue.
Thanks for this, but in general I have already tried the "normal" approach. Uninstall the driver using device manager. Then try to install the new drivers using the latest Intel supplied driver software. The first thing that it does is tries to uninstall the old driver software (listed in Control Panel Change a Program) and it will not uninstall, so the new drivers will not install, I assume because it falsely checking for the older O/S version, or the older version did not want to install / uninstall on Windows 7. Again just a guess.
Maybe I can dig around the inside the install kit and get the drivers out and install by hand. I was hoping that there was someone at Intel support that could speed this process.
There no real rush on this since the LinkSys card is working just fine (and really better) than the Intel Ethernet on x64.
I am sorry to hear you had so much trouble with your upgrade. If you decide to get rid of the registry entries related to the network connection, Unable to uninstall network adapter drivers and/or teams should help you find the right entries to remove.
Thanks for the reply, but this is NOT a problem with the upgrade. It IS a problem with the Intel software not being able to uninstall itself. Man oh man.
I understand what you are saying. The Intel software not being able to uninstall itself is the problem you are trying to solve.
Sorry if I was not clear. The page link is to help you to get rid of the registry settings since you cannot uninstall the software. Once you get rid of the registry settings, then you should be able to install the new software.
I hope the information on the linked page will help you get your network connection working again.