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Downgrade to xp

I have a compaq c700 and recently baught a new xp disc and key after disabeling the sata in the bios the os load took well , however my mireless button dose not work and I have been unsuccessfull at locating the correct drivers for this model.Please help

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  • dennis kitchen Nov 20, 2008

    I have already tried these drivers and the eithernet controller still dose not clear in my devise manager as well as the wireless button still dose not function.

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Here is the Wireless driver:

Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Driver

http://www.mediafire.com/?cfdzj3eaizt

It will work...

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 20, 2008

    unistall the drivers through "device manager" clean the registry reboot and then try to reinstall the drivers, this may sort the problem


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