Wow, what an outright ignorant comment. OMG! YIKES!!1! Yeah, I went for the manufacturer's driver anyway, but it's nice to see you couldn't do it if it was your only machine. Where should I get a driver if my LAN doesn't work because win doesn't support it? I still feel that something as basic as an onboard LAN driver should never run out of service. The driver still existed, why wasn't it in the database? Certainly it wasn't EOL from the manufacturer. I just thought it was because they simply thought it was too old to be used still, so somewhat "end of life". You're not the only one It's a public beta. No, I wouldn't. With free stuff from M$, I personally look for the hook of it all. Not everybody trusts them utterly and thinks they only want to do you good for the consumer's sake. And you got any proof on what you claim, that there won't be a standalone win11 sometime? I'd be surprised if you'd never have to pay for windows again. Oh yes... it'll come.