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I have "downgraded" Windows Vista to XP Pro on a Compaq Presario C700 notebook. The computer no longer recognizes the audio device. From what I gather on the HP website the computer is not compatable with XP. I'm pretty sure I need some kind of Windows XP patch as well as the proper driver.

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Hi I was chatting with you earlier. Did you find the driver? If not let me know and I will help you fix the problem.

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There are six models of C700. Which one is yours? The models are:

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