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Driver Help with Windows XP Downgrade


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#1 K_matt

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

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.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hi

 

Please upload a System Information Report and probably i can help you to hunt down the drivers. Open RUN dialogue and enter Msinfo32.exe in it to open the Sysinfo tool. Use File --> Save and attach the file with next reply using More Reply Options --> Attach files. If the file size is more than 512 Kb, use 7 -Zip to compress it or upload to https://www.mediafire.com/



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

I get an error message saying that Windows can not find that file. When I navigated to the System Tools folder, and it wasn't in there either. We're most likely going to have to restore Vista. Our other plan is going onto his old hard drive and digging for drivers on there, but that's just trial and error.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:32 PM

Hi

 

Before giving up, please try the below steps.

 

1. Download and install WinXP, Win2K, Win2003 Auto Installation Program from the below link to install the LAN driver.

 

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

 

2. If the above link doesn't works, download and run 3DP Net from http://www.3dpchip.com/3dpchip/3dp/net_down_en.php

 

    Running this will probably automatically install the LAN driver. 

 

3. For Audio install this driver - http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?lang=en&cc=us&swItem=vc_58778_1

 

    If your XP is SP2, install UAA driver first - ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp32501-33000/sp32646.exe

 

4. Now use Windows update to install latest hotfixes, service packs and drivers until there is no more updates left.

 

You can open the "System Information" tool via Start Menu --> Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Information.


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 01 February 2014 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

Forgot the audio driver from my previous post. That one is SoundMax and yours seems to be IDT. I can hunt down the drivers if correct hardware ids are available. "System Information Tool" will auto collect them.


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 01 February 2014 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

I had already tried the drivers from 1, nothing there.
Going to attempt 2 and 3.
As for 4, I said it wasn't in System Tools, there were 4 other options but no System Information or anything like it.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:51 PM

I'm not concerned with audio, I just need network so I can get to Microsoft Update, etc. The 3dpchip came back as "The Internet connects normally, you don't need to install a driver". No progress there.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:52 PM

Hi

 

Some more drivers which i believe suits to your laptop.

 

Broadcom WLAN driverhttp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp48501-49000/sp48616.exe

 

AMD Video Driver - http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43501-44000/sp43899.exe

 

UAA Driver for XP SP2 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp42001-42500/sp42126.exe

 

IDT Audio Driver -  http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp48001-48500/sp48147.exe



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

 

 

I had already tried the drivers from 1, nothing there.

 

Have you downloaded and run WinXP, Win2K, Win2003 Auto Installation Program version 5.820 from my link ?. If yes and LAN is still not installed, please report the hardware id from "Device Manager". Right click on the Ethernet Controller and choose Properties. Navigate to the Details tab and Choose Hardware ID from the drope down menu. Select it and use Ctrl + C to copy. Paste it in the next reply.

 

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As for 4, I said it wasn't in System Tools, there were 4 other options but no System Information or anything like it. 

 

I never saw a Windows without "System Information" tool. What version of XP you are using ?.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

Here's the hardware ID

HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_103C137E&REV_1002

 

As for the System Information, it makes about as much sense to me as it does to you.

 

Also, under Network Adapters, there are two other entries with different names (nothing about Ethernet Contollers), with the IDs

 

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_30FC103C&REV_02

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_137A103C&REV_01
 


Edited by K_matt, 01 February 2014 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

Hi

 

The Hardware ID you posted is for Agere Systems HDA modem. I don't think you need a dial up modem nowadays. What you should look for is Ethernet Controller or Network Controller named items. One will be your LAN and other one will be WiFi. Please check the Broadcom WiFi driver before posting the HWID.

 

Probably you will be able to add "System Information" via Control Panel --> Add/remove Programs --> Add/Remove Windows Components.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891893

 

Anyway, here is the modem driver - http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43501-44000/sp43994.exe


Edited by hamluis, 01 February 2014 - 02:40 PM.
Fixed typo - Hamluis.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:48 PM

I edited the other netowork controllers onto the previous post. Unfortunately we ware closing the store so I will not be able to respond any further for the next few days. Thank you for all the help and if we haven't finished the project by then I will come back.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

Hi

 

This will work for your LAN - http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59001-59500/sp59118.exe ( verified the HWID )

 

WiFi seems to be an Atheros one which i will post the download link later.


Edited by hamluis, 01 February 2014 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:05 PM

Just use a USB stick network adapter that you do have the drivers for?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:48 PM

Hey, guess who just bumped his own thread?

 

After some tinkering we managed to get some more functionality out of it, but are still missing a number of "Base System Devices" as well as the video driver. The card is an ATI Radeon HD 3200. Yes I have googled that. Yes I have tried the AMD site.

 

The real reason I'm here is because I got the System Information function to work! The file is attached here, only a week late!

 

https://www.mediafire.com/?23vv9r9i69yje2h






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