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Drivers needed for Windows XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bhelseer1981, Feb 24, 2008.

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  1. bhelseer1981

    bhelseer1981 Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I have a Dell Inspiron 8600. It originally came with XP Pro...about 9 months ago I put Vista on it. Well today I had finally had enough of Vista, and I put XP Pro back on it. I did a clean install.

    I am now trying to get online with the laptop, but I can't. When I go into the Device Manager, it shows 5 "other devices"
    Ethernet Controller
    Multimedia Audio Controller
    Network Controller
    PCI Modem
    Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

    They all need drivers...the problem is I have no clue what drivers they are.

    Please help :)!!!!!
     
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  3. bhelseer1981

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    yeah I went there, but there are 80 drivers needed

    Video (12)
    System Utilities (2)
    System Firmware (1)
    Network (15)
    Mouse & Keyboards (1)
    IDE & EIDE Controllers (2)
    Diagnostics (3)
    Communication (8)
    Chipset (1)
    CD/DVD (23)
    Bios (1)
    Audio (1)
    Applications (10)

    Do I have to do all of them??
     
  4. Rick_in_Fla

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    You will need the chipset. You will need to go back to device manager to determine what eternet card,sound card ,video etc you have and download the appropriate drivers for them.
     
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    I can't figure out how to find what ethernet card, sound card, etc I have. The properties of each do not tell me
     
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