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Compaq Presario SR5233WM audio drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by visions, Jun 16, 2008.

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  1. visions

    visions Thread Starter

    Nov 7, 2007
    I just downgraded my Desktop compaq presario SR5233WM to Windows XP but I can't find any drivers for Audio, and network, can someone direct me to the right drivers please and where i can find them... i've searched hp.com but i didn't find any drivers for this computer.

    Thanks for your kind help!
  2. arknorth


    Oct 17, 2007
  3. Dan Penny

    Dan Penny

    Mar 25, 2005
    No. Drivers are O/S specific. Vista drivers will not work with XP, and XP drivers will not work with Vista. (There were/are a few exceptions regarding Win2000 & XP, as Win2000 was the "embryo" for XP.)

    Besides this, the above link is for Vista on a Presario SR5240KL.

    HP/Compaq does have info on your dilema; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...tem=pv-58376-1&os=228&product=3577865&lang=en

    The Help Forums I contribute to have many posts similar to this one. People "downgrade" from Vista, only to find that XP drivers either don't exist, or are extremely hard to find. Many manufacturers are designing/selling their machines with hardware designed for Vista only.

    If you can't obtain XP drivers for the hardware, and you can't add XP compliant hardware to replace the Vista hardware (ie; in the case of many laptops etc) You will have to reinstall Vista if you want a working machine as opposed to a doorstop.

    If your machine had a hidden partition with the Vista Recovery on it, and you "wiped" the hard disk and removed that partition, you will have to pay for Vista media from the manufacturer because warranties do not cover "killing the O/S".

    Good luck.
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