The steps for this are usually:
1 - Identify the sound device by checking the Vista driver for it's name.
2 - Then find the hardware ID and check to verify the type of device.
3 - Search the web for drivers of the same name - but with XP included in the search terms.
4 - If you obtain the driver from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer) then you'll have to install KB888111 before-hand
I dunno how this is affected by SP3 - but in SP2 systems, if you install the sound driver without the KB888111 update you'll find an unknown device in your Device Manager. The fix for this is to uninstall the sound driver, install the KB888111 update, then reinstall the sound driver.
According to the HP site, it's either a Conexant or a RealTek driver
You'll have to find the hardware ID of the device to proceed.
To do this, go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Then navigate to your unknown sound device and right click on it - selecting "Properties"
Click on the Details tab and scroll down to the Hardware ID
- the Hardware ID will have 4 characters that follow the VEN_ and another 4 characters that follow the DEV_ - write them down
Go to http://www.pcidatabase.com
and enter the first 4 characters (from the VEN_) into the Vendor search box. Then click on the Vendor link that shows up, then search that page for the 4 characters from the DEV_ That should tell you which is the manufacturer.
Then use the links below to pick and install the appropriate driver(s).Conexant Audio Driver for XP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...deUrl=true&Realtek Audio Driver for XP (needs the KB888111 update first): http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...G_I23778-109040Here's a link to the KB888111 package for the Realtek driver: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...=reg_R1002_USENThis Reaktek one has the KB888111 update included: http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/ind...;ppn=PB74300101
Edited by garmanma, 16 October 2008 - 12:57 PM.
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