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Old 01-10-2011, 20:51   #1
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Re installing 50 meg broadband?

Hi I had the virgin 50 Meg broadband fitted a few months ago but now I need to format my hard drive, is it easy to reinstall the broadband myself or do I have to call out a technician gain to do it?

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Re: Re installing 50 meg broadband?

Nothing to re-install. Just do the windows rebuild on your new hard drive and plug it into the SHub. It should pick up an IP address and connect automagically.

(That's assuming you've loaded the network card driver so your hardware is working)

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Re: Re installing 50 meg broadband?

Thanks for the quick reply DaiNasty much'us appreciated. I just didn't want to do a format and be left with out any internet i'll give it a go.
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Re: Re installing 50 meg broadband?

what OS?

Assuming windows 7 it just picks up drivers automatically, All PNP really.
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what OS?

Assuming windows 7 it just picks up drivers automatically, All PNP really.

Don't laugh but Im still on XP
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Don't laugh but Im still on XP
I'd take that over Vista (that i'm currently running) anyday!!!!!!
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I'd take that over Vista (that i'm currently running) anyday!!!!!!
Yes I agree. I tried Vista absolutely hated it.
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Re: Re installing 50 meg broadband?

Windows 7 is better than vista, lol windows 8 is coming

in the product life cycle, id expect windows 8 to have the stability of windows XP then the version of windows after will be back to the stability of vista.

seems to be how MS work lol,

they had 95, 98, XP... which were all largely similar OS, just improved upon with each release and XP got a new UI.. but the layout was largely untouched.

XP being the most stable.. yes I know they had ME in between but that did not really fit in with the normal product life cycle and earned a reputation as Migrane Edition.

then after XP, they had and will have

Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 which again all have similar UI, and with each release further developments of existing features and a couple of new ones.

which means it is likely windows 8 will be about as stable as it gets like XP.. then MS will move onto a new generation of OS written from scratch effectively, like Vista was, whole new UI etc.. and it will be buggy as hell like vista was, and will take the next 9 years to straighten out.

Back on topic though,

Nothing needs re-installing, the internet connection (superhub, hub, modem, router or whatever you are using) is pretty much as said plug and play, plug in, and it will recieve its IP address settings automatically usually... then it should work straight away

only thing which in some instances you will need to re-install is as said above LAN Adaptor drivers occasionally

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in the product life cycle, id expect windows 8 to have the stability of windows XP then the version of windows after will be back to the stability of vista.
Except Windows Vista was incredibly stable and Windows 8 is based on the same kernel and underlying architecture as Vista and 7.
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Vista was stable but it had so many problems and I'm fully aware windows 7 and 8 have same kernel as each generation is 3 OS revisions roughly
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