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Driver problem with vista

I put windows vista home premium on my laptop hp compaq nx9010and in need of drivers. But all the drivers I find are for xp I need a driver for my ethernet hub and my sound card.

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    The Audio dose not define for hp-compaq nx9010, whene i install Windows Vista



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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.

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This is a list of HP laptops/notebooks that HP will support if they are upgraded to Vista:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00678140

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.

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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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