When you go to your manufacturers site it may say it's an xp driver but in most cases it's a download for xp and vista and when you open the setup files it determines which drivers to download. so go ahead and download it for xp and it will probably have a vista folder in the zip file you download.
The NX9010 is not listed, so HP will not provide updated drivers for your Ethernet adapter and your sound card, nor will they support your laptop if it is upgraded. And since those individual components are a couple of years old, it is doubtful that the manufacturers of them will ever provide Vista-compliant drivers. You could try manually installing the XP drivers, but this action may cause other system problems.
And for the record, the issue is not that Vista does not play well with software and hardware - it is the other way around. In the past, programmers were capable of writing terrible programs and drivers that violated Windows rules and controls, resulting in Blue Screens or other problems.
Windows Vista tightened the rules for programs and drivers in order to enhance the reliability of Vista systems. But, this often resulted in software or device manufacturers having to rewrite their code to work correctly under Vista. So for many companies, it is a financial business decision to not spend the money to upgrade their older code to be Vista-compliant and to, instead, focus on their new products.
Unless there is an overly compelling reason to be using Vista roll back to XP, wait a few more months for the new drivers. Vista I'm sure has just been developed to keep mental health proffesionals in buisines. Failing that you can often "trick" XP drivers to work on Vista ocasionaly even got a few 2K ones to work.
Obviously hit them manufacturers web site. But don't be so sure. Had to abandon a printer because just no drivers for Vista.
Go back to XP - Vista offers nothing of significance over XP and with service packs is nice and stable - Vista at this point in time does not play nicely with others hardware or software.
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You can install xp on a vista laptop, you will need an xp install cd and you will need to backup your data (it will be erased in the downgrade process). As for the drivers, go to your laptops manufactures site. They will have a support section for your laptop model where you can see if there are drivers for xp. If you have the hardware that will support windows 7, I would go with that. Xp is slow and no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 2014, which poses a security risk. Windows 7 will be supported for a while and is faster and more stable than xp or vista.
I hope the following information is helpful.
If you are trying to install the driver for the Broadcom ethernet NIC that was pre-installed (NOT an ethernet card that you purchased and installed yourself), there is a softpack (updated driver installation) download available from HP/Compaq. It will install the driver automatically for you, just download it from the link below and run the ".exe" file.
IMPORTANT: Check to be sure that your current Operating System, and model of the network device you are trying to install, are BOTH listed below BEFORE you download!
This is a software / driver update for the HP Compaq d530 ultra-slim desktop: All Models Supported network devices: BCM5906MBroadcom 10/100/1000 5782 based NICBroadcom 570x 10/100 Integrated controllerBroadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet 5782Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI-ExpressNetXtreme(tm) 10/100/1000 Gb NIC Supported Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 EditionINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).
2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.LINK where file can be downloaded:HP/Compaq Support-Broadcom Driver download Again, I hope this information is what you neededto install your network device. Should this not answer your question, please come back, provide more details of your problem, and we will be happy to help!Best of luck to you!
I understand that you need windows 98 drivers for your Notebook.
I have searched the HP website and found the drivers for the following operating systems.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Home edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows Vista Home Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise Microsoft Windows Vista Business
But not for Microsoft Windows 98...
Windows 98 is considered to be obsolete now. As far as I know no one will provide drivers for this model Notebook for Windows 98. Please install atleast Windows 2000 in the Notebook for the drivers to work correctly.
For other operating system drivers other than Windows 98 could be found in the following link..
You can find all the drivers you need from HP's Download page for the DX6120 Micro Tower. I would guess the drivers you need are the chipset drivers, which can be found on the following pages (There are links to all the available drivers for that model #)
HI , Listen dear compaq c700 models does not support windows xp , so i suggest you to please install windows vista home basic minimum.... all the drivers needed by this os is available on www.hp.com..... hope you must be satisfied otherwise no solution is dere.... b.bye