Question about HP Computers & Internet
I'm rolling back a machine from Vista to XP, need drivers
There is no "blanket solution" to give you for HP machines at this time; as HP is actively transitioning away from providing XP support in the form of OS restore discs and drivers. (I dealt with HP support on Tuesday, regarding this exact matter and they told me that they were cutting XP support.)
Your most immediate solution would be to go to the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/#Support ) and do a search on the specific model or product number that you are dealing with--on a case by case basis--and downloading whatever XP drivers are still available from HP.
The reality of the matter is that most motherboards contain common elements which can be identified; and for which drivers may be obtained from third-party sources.
Identification may require opening the system unit and reading brand names and chip numbers from components, or running a Live CD version of Linux to get system information from the hardware itself.
Once your hardware components have been identified, you can go to a site like windrivers.com, and search-up drivers for the individual hardware components.
It can be a slow process, but one through which you can achieve your goal.
Also, whatever you are able to find which applies to your situation should be saved on either flash media or CD/DVD-RW media instead of CD/DVD-write only media.
The storage lifetime of optical write-once media is only about 5 or so years. If you plan on running the machine for any significant length of time, and need to re-load again, you may find yourself without your hard-sought after drivers when you need them most.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
You will need to find drivers on the pc manufactures website. such as Dell.com or hp.com.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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