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Switched Xp Home To Xp Professional


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#1 sportman32922

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:55 PM

im having a problem..i switched my windows xp home edition for windows professional, during the switch i cant seem to get my computer to download the driver disk and my wifi doesnt work anymore..im hoping this is due to my drivers not being downloaded. it tells me that my local area connection is disabled...

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:57 PM

Check your devices in Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Look for any "!", "?" or "X" symbols.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

yes i have question marks on other devices, multimedia audio controller, network controller, pci flash memory, pci modem, video controller

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:09 PM

Topic reopened at members request as this is a different computer from one being worked with in HJT forum.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:14 PM

yes i have question marks on other devices, multimedia audio controller, network controller, pci flash memory, pci modem, video controller

You should update the drivers for these devices. What's the make and model number of your computer?
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:24 PM

well i have a hp pavalion zd 7000 but i changed it from home edition to windows xp professional media center edition..out of a hp pavalion dv8000

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

You can download the drivers for the HP Pavilion zd7000 CTO Notebook from the following website:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...8894&dlc=en
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:43 AM

Just curious sportman, why change from Home to Pro?
There is very little difference between the 2, but of course there are those that will argue the point.
I use both, or I should say I have them both installed on separate drives, but I use Home all the time.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/how.../choosing2.mspx

Most if not all features not included in Home that are included in Pro are now available to install in the Home version, especially since the release of Vista and SP3.

Just food for thought.

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