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

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  1. HalleluYAH

    HalleluYAH Thread Starter

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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)?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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...
     
  3. HalleluYAH

    HalleluYAH Thread Starter

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    Thanks. I'll do so. I'll install those drivers now.
     
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