Solved: Linux distros auto-detect drivers > So, why won't WinXP Pro auto-detect my dr

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HalleluYAH

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Please tell me how to get Windows XP Pro to auto-detect my drivers & utilities on my Dell computer like Linux has done during the installation-process?

So far, Windows XP Pro hasn't auto-detected any of those things (listed below), like Linux did almost immediately after I installed it on my Dell Laptop computer:

• Ethernet controller
• Multimedia Audio Controller
• Network Controller
• PCI Modem
• Video Controller (VGA Compatible)



ALSO: Please tell me if I downloaded drivers from that Dell computer onto a CD would that CD have to be a "data CD" in order for my computer to detect the drivers I have burned on the disc? or would that CD have to be a non-Data CD (example: "Bootable CD"), which runs the programs and installs the drivers automatically after it's inserted in the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM)?
 

JohnWill

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Form a company to write a Windows clone, and include the drivers for all the hardware. :)

You just need a data CD to transport the drivers, or even a USB FLASH disk...
 
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