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Help Installing Driver Updates


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#1 keny111111

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

I have HP notebook, windows 95 every thing is out of date.!! ive downloaded varius updates for it to floppy discs. how do I install them?? all help is appritiated. thanks kenny

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

You need to be a little more specific on what it is you want to update
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:21 PM

all driver updates.. im doing them right now. most of them come with installer.one of them so far did not come with installer. i read a tuturial said save to desk top. but that was a driver. not an update. is that correct?
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:38 PM

also doing 1 HP OmniBook 4100 BIOS update.. said to copy to floppy. witch i have done so far.then said smething about starting PC in BIOS mode? im not very good on computers and worse on this old one..said something about when BIOS was complete to stick a staightened out paper clip somewhere?? make any sense??thank you very much
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:35 AM

also doing 1 HP OmniBook 4100 BIOS update.. said to copy to floppy. witch i have done so far.then said smething about starting PC in BIOS mode? im not very good on computers and worse on this old one.

If its a BIOS update then you need a bootable floppy with the update on it. Now it will depend on your BIOS manufacturer how these updates are installed. Award give you an option to save your original BIOS so if anything goes wrong you can up the older version back in. I can't say how other manufacturers deal with this problem. You should see instructions how to install the update of their web site.

To get into your BIOS will vary depending on the manufacturer. Look at the screen when the computer starts up. It my say press Del to enter setup, or F2 or any combinations of keys. :flowers:

said something about when BIOS was complete to stick a staightened out paper clip somewhere?? make any sense??

No I've never heard of that one, not for the BIOS anyway. You can use a straightened paper clip to open a CD Rom draw. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:37 AM

ive got the bootable floppy now. just not sure what to do with it !!!
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:01 PM

ive got the bootable floppy now. just not sure what to do with it !!!

Google "how to flash a bios" and you will find many tutorials. This is one http://www.bootdisk.com/bios.htm
It is very often unnecessary to flash a BIOS. If it goes wrong (and it can) you end up with a doorstop
Updating for the sake of updating is a waste of time, unless you have something specific you want to fix. In other words, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:25 PM

garmanna thanks for help.. ill skip BIOS update. im downloading windows 95 up date now.i want to be able to connect to dsl and upgrade to windows 98. i have a d link but embarq tech says without windows 95 (sp2 or something = to) the d link cant be recocnised by modem. is this true?? one more Q. how to install 95 update if it dont come with installer? thanks again kenny.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:14 PM

That's probably true about SP2. Where are you downloading it from?
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:46 PM

HP, thats where BIOS came from also. any suggestions on if 98 would work on nootbook? pc says 32.0MB of RAM -87% free, i ordered a 128 MB chip ok or not? 3.64 GB used 1.02 free 2.61 thanks again kenny..

Edited by keny111111, 27 March 2008 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:33 PM

:thumbsup: Hiya,

My son was recently given an HP Omnibook 400 notebook, with Windows 95 installed, now that was very old to come face to face with. Anyway, I managed to get hold of an 98 SE upgrade disc and upgraded without any problems, installed a new pcmcia modem and put the notebook onto the web. However, when I ran the Crucial memory scan, although the scan was unable to recognise most of the components due to their age, it did comfirm that the current memory installed was32 mb and the maximum allowed would only be 80 mb. Dont know if this helps, but thought I would impart this bit of imformation for you,.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:42 AM

bonneville thanks for input. ill do some checking.iread max RAM=288, just found a forum at HP for all notebooks. thanks again kenny
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