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Heres a crazy question

by Destined_1 / May 3, 2005 1:17 AM PDT

I had windows 98 thought I installed windows xp, cant get any type of connection just error saying No modem.. also I only get to the front page never can connect to internet can XP be uninstalled and how? please help.. Sad

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Microsoft doesn't supply "drivers."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2005 1:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Heres a crazy question

Many are unaware they need to find and install drivers for the entire machine. Here's the short list:

- Motherboard.
- Video.
- Audio.
- Modem.
- Network card.
- Printer.
- What else?


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so whats that mean bob?
by Destined_1 / May 3, 2005 1:24 AM PDT

Im computer stupid lol what are you saying .. by a new puter?

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first you shld have tested to see if you could
by dawillie / May 3, 2005 1:37 AM PDT

support an update.

you are not clear as to whether you have used the upgrade disc or simply installed XP over your Win 98.

if it is the latter suggest you remove it in either add/ remove programs or via MSCONGIG where you can cause your Win 98 to revert to some date prior to the XP installation .

Then test for compatibility with the program and above all post EXACT information here if you want further help.

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I installed
by Destined_1 / May 3, 2005 1:40 AM PDT

I installed windows xp over 98

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Since you installed XP over 98...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2005 2:07 AM PDT
In reply to: I installed

You now get to find and install the drivers for the hardware.

Microsoft does not do this for us.


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thx bob
by Destined_1 / May 3, 2005 2:10 AM PDT

LOL that helped guess Ill just buy new puter cuz I've no idea where to start...

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How to identify hardware. Try BELARC ADVISOR.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2005 2:19 AM PDT
In reply to: thx bob

A new computer (in your case) will likely not have the OS installed since you paid for XP (home or pro) which was one or two hundred bucks.

You'll still get to learn this (cheap) lesson about drivers.


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ok bob
by Destined_1 / May 3, 2005 2:25 AM PDT

Thanks a bunch kinda sucks to have 2 puters with 2 totally differnet problems .. thanks again

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