Hey guys, my friend just bought an eMachines EL1850-01e from some guy at our local dirt-mall. When he bought it, everything was working for a few days, internet included, but after he started updating Windows he found out Windows wasn't genuine, the computer was supposed to come with Home, but Ultimate is installed...anyway..a day or so after getting Windows Genuine pop-ups his internet stopped working. When I got there, I noticed his LAN isn't coming up in Device Manager.... Is the Genuine thing causing it? if not, what can we do to fix this....the guy he bought it from isn't there anymore & he only paid $100 for it.
I downloaded the chipset & LAN drivers from Gateways support site for EL1850, but that didn't work....
I'm in need of fast advice here.
Thanks so much!!!
edit: If there is no way to fix this, how could we go about re-installing windows on it. On the side of the tower there is a windows code, but how would we install Windows, it came with no software and the original recovery partition was erased.
Is there somewhere I can download windows and put it as an ISO on Flashdrive or disc? Preferably a Flashdrive.