I work at a computer repair shop and am completely stumped with what to do.
A man came in with an HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr laptop running Windows XP Professional (32bit). The laptop came from HP with Vista installed, but he had taken it to a computer store and had it downgraded to XP, as an important database he runs is XP-only.
The store he took it to initially is no longer in business, but they were somehow able to put functioning XP drivers on this Vista-turned-XP machine. HP support doesn't offer anything for XP on this system, and various Google searches haven't turned up anything reliable.
I would think if I could get at least the Network Controller running then Microsoft Update could handle most of the other drivers but I have no luck with it.
Does anyone here know about finding drivers like this? I know it can be done, but I am lost as to how.
EDIT: sorry, left out some details, will edit again shortly
Edited by K_matt, 01 February 2014 - 12:35 PM.