I strongly suggest we learn to do without them.
Let me state I never use them since about 2001. It only took a few times for them to P.O. me so I went back to the old ways.
The wizard will not work until all the hardware is installed proper which is worthy of a few thousand words on it's own.
-> Isn't about time that Microsoft start to install proper drivers on a fresh install?
I?ve had to reinstall XP Pro several times recently, trying different, older hard drives since my primary drive crashed.
At first, near the end of the installation process, Windows would help me set up my internet connection. (This wizard was different from the normal connection wizard you normally encounter once Xp is installed.) It would ask a few questions about how I liked to connect?modem, dsl, etc.--and viola, one Xp started my internet was already set up and in perfect working order.
On my last two installation, however, I never got this automated internet wizard. What happened to it?
I had to attempt to set up my internet connection on my own. Results, so far, have been disappointing.
The only thing I can point a finger at is Xp?s firewall. When asked on these last two installations whether or not I wanted automatic updates active, I answered no. Could this be why Xp does not automatically set up my internet connection?
Lastly, is there a way to run this wizard after installation is complete? From experience, this wizard is much more efficient?and successful?in recognizing and setting up my connection than the ?after installation? connection wizard.