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Trouble setting up new network connection

I just recently re-installed my windows xp. I plugged in everything, and when I went to network connections to set up my internet..there was NOTHING there. So I did the whole "set up new connection" thing, and when I finished nothing happened.

First I called comcast for help, in which they told me I need to call microsoft. So I call microsoft and they tell me they can't help me because I have Windows XP Service Pack 1 and they are only helping people who have service pack 3, they said I need to order service pack 3, which is bs and I'm not going to do it.

So basically my question is how do I set up a new internet connection? I tried going on the windows install disc and installing optional files which I went to networking and checked everything possible, yet still nothing happened. The people at comcast were sadly more helpful than microsoft, they told me that some files probably didn't get installed when I re-installed.

If it helps i have a pentium 4..2.53 ghz, 256 mb of ram.

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Drivers.

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Where did you get all the drivers from? Windows doesn't find manufacturer's drivers and if there is no separate drivers CD we usually have to hunt for them at the manufacturer's web site.

Mark

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Did you install all the drivers?

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Did you install all the drivers for the system? In particular, maybe the one for the network card?

I will also just toss out there that if you doubled the amount of RAM in your system you would see a dramatic improvement in performance. Quadrupling it to 1GB would be better still. Given the back to school sales will invariably be starting any time now, might be a good time to do that.

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