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Windows Xp professional sp3 missing drivers...

by sneaky666 / April 24, 2013 11:42 AM PDT


I installed windows xp sp3 professional 32bit, version 2002, on a hp desktop.

After the installation, I connected a ethernet cable from the desktop to my wireless router but I can't get any internet connection.

I looked in the network options, and I only see a 1394 connection.

I checked my device manager, and it showing this:

Which means all those with yellow question marks are missing drivers.

How can I install those drivers? Like where can I get them?


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HP's website
by Jimmy Greystone / April 24, 2013 12:36 PM PDT

HP's website would be the place you want to go. Enter in the SN of your unit, you should be able to quickly get to a page with all the drivers for that unit. Of course if you tried installing XP on some unit that came with Windows 7 or 8 on it, then you are stuck trying to figure out the individual hardware components, and hoping that the component manufacturers have XP drivers.

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by sneaky666 / April 24, 2013 1:08 PM PDT
In reply to: HP's website

This is my pc information:
Its a HP Pavilion a6200n PC
model number: GN556AA#ABA

And the windows xp is a custom version (didn't come with HP), I installed it overwriting the xp that came with the pc. As well looking at the hp site, I only see one 1 driver, and its for lightscibe....

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Read below.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 1:10 PM PDT
In reply to: help

It's a mystery why they make you ask.

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You sometimes have to ask HP!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 1:05 PM PDT

Read the next link and marvel how the drivers were not on a web page but on a FTP site. In some cases for reasons we can only guess, you must ask.

Read the next reply for the link.

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Link to example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 1:06 PM PDT
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