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XP installation "failure"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by feblew, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. feblew

    feblew Thread Starter

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    Did upgrade from win98 to winxp-home.Fault free and xp basically works BUT it doesn't see com4 ,or the modem or my sapphire/radeon graphics cards. i have reverted to win98 and all is normal.modem is on com4 by the way.
    Is this just drivers ? com4 in particular?
    if it is drivers,why doesn't xp see the hardware
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Not all hardware that was supported by Win98 is supported by XP.

    You might also need to go to the manufacturer's web site and download the XP drivers.
     
  3. feblew

    feblew Thread Starter

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    regardless of drivers,shouldn't xp see thw hardware?
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Not all hardware that was supported by Win98 is supported by XP.
     
  5. feblew

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    this is the upgrade-disc's compatibility test results. i dont understand word one.need word by word detailed advice.HELP!!
    Hardware That Might Need Additional Files
    The following hardware might need additional files in order to work with Windows XP. Contact your hardware vendors to obtain Windows XP compatible updates. In many cases, if a Windows XP version is not yet available, a Windows 2000 compatible update should work. It is recommended that you obtain these drivers in advance.
    You can also view the Microsoft Windows XP Hardware Compatibility List on the Web.

    Please note that some of the following entries might be software that is registered as hardware.


    Display adapters
    RADEON 9000 SERIES
    RADEON 9000 SERIES - Secondary


    Modem
    Intel(R) 536EP V.92 Modem


    Network adapters
    NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter


    Sound, video and game controllers
    NVIDIA nForce(TM) Audio
    NVIDIA nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface
    NVIDIA nForce(TM) MCP Audio Processing Unit (Dolby Digital)


    System devices
    NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management

    Software Compatibility Issues
     
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