Alright, I just installed Windows 7 on a system I'm building.
The system is using a Gigabyte G41M-ES2L motherboard with integrated Realtek gigabyte ethernet.
When I installed windows the pre-installed driver just gave me a "the device cannot start" "Code 10" error. The installation disk for the motherboard didn't have a windows 7 driver so I just manually installed the vista driver through device manager.
I downloaded the latest 7 driver from realtek.
I downloaded the latest 7 driver from gigabyte.
Is there anything I can do here or am I at the mercy of realtek's driver development team?
I used the BIOS "Smart LAN" feature and it detected that the network was 1Gbit so it seems to be working to some extent.
BTW, this is a great first impression 7 is leaving on me.