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XP Drivers For Compaq Presario C500


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#1 Shadow Bird

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:34 AM

Hi.
So, recently, my mom gave me her old Compaq Presario C500 laptop. Before recently, it had Windows XP SP3 on it, with full driver installations, etc.

A little back story: My dad bought this computer for my mom. It had Vista on it. My dad Nuked Vista using DBAN (www.dban.org) and installed XP. He was up till like midnight getting drivers from tech support.

I got it, nuked it with DBAN by request of my mom, and reinstalled XP. The XP drivers available for the laptop were not base drivers, they were updates, AND only for certain things.

So basically, I need to know, should I download Vista drivers for XP, or will it fail?

also, this computer is totally out of warranty, so I can't call tech support.

Thanks!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:15 AM

Google is your friend! :)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3318986&taskId=135

#3 Shadow Bird

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:04 AM

For my OS (Windows XP) Only three drivers are available. Yes, I selected the right product. My only question: Can I Use Vista Drivers on this thing or do i have to write my own damn driver files?

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:14 AM

Try this page, about halfway down the guy has links and instructions to a bunch of the drivers:
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/windows-xp-2000-nt-9x-forum/129622-compaq-presario-c500.html

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:19 PM

You have selected the correct model of the C500...from the drivers list provided by HP?

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