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How to find your PC drivers free on the net

We all had the day when we formatted our computers and could not find the driver cd when installing the new OS.

Here is what you do...
Open your computers side panel and check on your motherboard for the manufacturers name and model number.

Then go to the manufacturers web site and find your specific model, all the manufacturers always has a support and downloads section where you will find all the drivers and utillities that was on your driver cd for free!!

no driver doctor or outrages prices for something you already paid for.

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Good day. I bought this Netbook with Windows 7 installed. I need to format and reload Windows XP as I have software that I need to use that only works with XP, I have an external "USB CD Drive" and I have Windows Xp on disk, how do I do this?


Hi neil720...

Installing the external CD Player...
You will go and start up and install Windows XP by doing he following:
Plug in your external CD drive, and let windows install it into the system...
Once the CD is ready to go, shut down the computer.
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You will first need to format your hard drive, I will give you instructions on how to do that.

1...To format your hard drive and install XP:
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and install the XP operating system and the drivers.

1.Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new.
So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to install the XP operating system along with the drivers.
You will now insert the CD's into your external CD player starting with #1 first and continuing until all has been installed.
After all has been installed, shut your computer off and restart.
That will bring your computer back to Windows XP factory new condition as far as operating is concerned.
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Sep 15, 2011 | Acer Aspire One D255-2670

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to delete all documents from the hard drive to return the computer to the factory


if you just have one drive in your computer then format it with your OS cd if you have more than one then right click on each drives other than C drive and then click on format. after formatting each drive except C. Format your pc with your OS cd.

May 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how to install cameras to computer


Whenever you connect a new peripheral to your pc it detects it and tells you that it has detected a new hardware and tries to install necessary driver files for it. If your OS is not having necessary files it asks you to insert the drivr CD. In order to let the OS know what is configuration of the H/W .ini file is required which remains in the driver installation CD. You have to show the path to the OS where the .ini file is located. If the PC does not detects the camera on Plug n play then you can go to control panel camera and scanners and add a new one over there once asked for driver you have to give it a path to the installation CD. Now a days vendors do not give away open drivers they put it in autoexe cab under this situation you should not connect the camera to the PC untill you run the exe or setup file in the installation CD after running it you can connect the camera and windows will detect it. Hope this solves your prob. If any further assistance required kindly ask.

Jun 14, 2009 | QPS QSIPBL2 Network Camera

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how can i reset my computer as brand new


You will need to format your harddrive and reinstall your operating system

Dec 19, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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