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Compaq Presario C500 Xp Drivers

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  1. Nick27

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    Hi guys wonder if any of you can help you with a query I have....

    I am helping a friend with a Compaq Presario C500 (C542EA) laptop, essentially it came with Windows Vista and we want to run XP on it.

    I am having some serious issues locating XP drivers for

    PCI modem
    Audio
    Wireless NIC

    Does anyone know what hardware this machine runs for these devices? Having hunted around the internet I am hitting brick walls attempting to find XP drivers for this machine. I am hoping this is not a situation where Vista needs to be reloaded on to the machine in order to get it up and running!

    It seems that the HP website does have audio and modem drivers (but not wireless NIC) however when i have run the drivers it states that its not for the hardware installed!

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Nick
     
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  3. Nick27

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    Thanks for the reply

    Yes I have tried these drivers from HP.

    I also already tried the Vista drivers to no avail :-(

    Yes its a C542EA I double checked the bottom.

    I believe this machine came with Vista I am starting to think that almost certainly there are no supported wireless XP drivers for this. The HP site does have audio and modem but as I stated before they dont work which is strange.

    Nick
     
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