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Connecting to the net

by UanME2 / July 4, 2011 2:46 PM PDT

Have an old XP that is an ex Dept of education IBM M51 that will connect to the internet via cable or dongle.

I have now have put another Professional OS on it to be able to get rid of the Dept stuff as it is so cluttered but cannot get the internet to connect via the motherboard socket as does the Dept one.

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Which other OS?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 9:37 PM PDT
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Which other OS and did you install all the drivers for this new OS?


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Yep, Operating System Installs Don't Include Drivers
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 5, 2011 8:03 AM PDT
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You'll need to find the appropriate ethernet, motherboard/chipset, graphics, video, and all other drivers which are compatible for the operating system and all the installed hardware.

Hope this helps.


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by UanME2 / July 5, 2011 9:23 AM PDT

I did get the chipset drivers for the board and "freshened" them up but as for the new OS I am in the dark there as a friend let me have that on a disk, and I just ran it and activated it. I just thought I could put in a new OS and it would just work with the board.

I suppose given the age of the machine and the sorting to it is going to need I might as well leave as is and he will have to use the old version with all the clutter, as he is on a pension and cannot afford a better machine.

I did think of sticking in an adapter card to see if that worked and just stay away from the school stuff. Or just formatting the drive / replacing it - stick the new OS in and hope for the best.

Sorry you fellows I am not terribly savvy with this stuff and well I suppose I could probably help him out by doing a simple build if it is going to take a while for me to do that, and that is going to take a while to do.

Anyway thanks for your time and patience we do appreciate it and am sorry for being a bit of a no brainer for have sort of wasted it a bit.:-$

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