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Old 11-07-06, 15:46
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Question XP HOME install problems.

Hi.i installed a new copy of windows xp home today and it did`nt pick up the following items which are installed on my pc which is brand new and has the latest technology.
ETHERNET
AUDIO
PRINTERS

I can`t get online until xp home knows i have ethernet.
So how is it possible to get xp home to pick up the necessary items listed?

Thank you for any information.
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Old 11-07-06, 15:52
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

Use another computer, to download your drivers.

Or use the drivers that came with that computer (or motherboard).
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Old 11-07-06, 16:08
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

[quote=theefool]Use another computer, to download your drivers.

Or use the drivers that came with that computer (or motherboard).

I`ve got the drivers for the printers on the cd that came with the printers,but how do i get the drivers for the audio and ethernet? They were preinstalled on the pc.
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

So, no driver cds came with the computer? Odd.

What is your computer make and model?
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

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So, no driver cds came with the computer? Odd.

What is your computer make and model?
It`s a SYSTEMAX VENTURE HU2----Made in usa.
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Old 11-07-06, 16:35
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

What is the serial number of your computer?

Or, you can do it yourself:

Go here:

http://www.systemaxpc.com/support.php

click on the support button, a popup window will appear, type in serial number, press go. To get to your drivers.
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Old 11-07-06, 18:27
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

HJi,i convinced my wife to uninstall xp home and install VISTA RC2.This install was ready to go right away------it automatically downloaded every single driver we needed during the install. We were online instantly.
When it goes for sale for public release, we will get a copy------very pleasant looking operating system.
Thanks for trying to help.
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

No problem. XP came out 5 years ago, so some of the newer hardware drivers are not built into the system.

Vista, which is newer, and is what I've been running on my home system, has a newer driver database built into it. Not flawless, since HP drivers have issues, and creative driver issues.

I'll be buying it also, probably home premium, unless MS can list what added features that ultimate will have, besides the current publicly available features.

As in: Windows ultimate extras.

Btw, what is your Windows Experience index number? Mine is 3.6
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

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No problem. XP came out 5 years ago, so some of the newer hardware drivers are not built into the system.

Vista, which is newer, and is what I've been running on my home system, has a newer driver database built into it. Not flawless, since HP drivers have issues, and creative driver issues.

I'll be buying it also, probably home premium, unless MS can list what added features that ultimate will have, besides the current publicly available features.

As in: Windows ultimate extras.

Btw, what is your Windows Experience index number? Mine is 3.6

Mine is 3.1---whatever that means.
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Default Re: XP HOME install problems.

Click the link next to the number "Windows experience index". It will explain the details a bit.

Basically vista telling you your system performance.
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