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#1 hofnettech1

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:24 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I currently downgraded a Windows 8 machine to a Windows 7 and split my HDD so i could also add XP and have a Win7 and WinXP dual boot. But i am having issues getting drivers for XP which doesnt surprise me. My computer is a Intel i7 HP Pavilion 500-277c model number. Im sure some are wondering :scratchhead:  why bother with XP? I agree but i was requested to do this and feeling confident in my work I thought it was do able. I have done the hard part of getting around the BIOS of 8 to install 7/XP I just need/if possible help finding drivers :mellow: .

 

 

Thanks for any help :thumbsup2: ! 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:34 PM

Go to Device Manager in XP. On every device with a yellow exclamation mark, right click and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the first line of each device in your next post.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:43 PM

It tells me "no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device" so basically it shows i dont have the drivers? :huh:



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

I am not sure I understand. How many exclamation marks are there in Device Manager and what devices have them? Can you get on the internet when XP is booted?



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:54 PM

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The drivers im looking for are "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, PCI Simple Communications Controller, SM Bus Controller, USB Controller and Video Controller (VGA Compatible). That is word for word of what im seeing. When i click details to find you the information you asked for it tells me "no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device". Which im assuming it was just unable to load those drivers at all? Hope that helps you! THanks for help!! :thumbup2: 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:58 PM

When you go to the details tab there is no Hardare ID dropdown box like this? It is going to be very hard to find drivers without the Vendor and Device ID but it may be possible by backtracking the specs.

 

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Edit: If you cannot get anything from the Details tab in XP, reboot to Windows 7 and go to each device that XP has an exclamation mark on. You can get the Hardware ID's from Windows 7. I should have thought about that sooner.


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 January 2015 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:08 PM

Ok thanks alot for help John!! I will keep you updated!!! :bowdown:



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:15 PM

John,

 

Was able to find what you requested I had a brain fart lol :crazy: . For the vga drive the "Hardware Ids" is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412&SUBSYS_2AF7103C&REV_06, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412&SUBSYS_2AF7103C , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412&CC_030000 and finally  PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412&CC_0300.  Sorry about that was little confused on what to look for if you need other driver info let me know that was just for my VGA im looking as well thanks again!!



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

I had a hard time finding an XP driver for the VGA chipset intel 4600. See if this one works on your XP. I would create a restore point in XP first. Edit: the driver from Softpedia does not mention if it's 32bit or 64bit. If 64bit, it will not install. I am assuming you are using XP 32bit.

 

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BOARD/INTEL/Intel-HD-Graphics-4600-Driver-918103200.shtml


What is the hardware Id for your Network Adapter in Windows 7?


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:08 PM

John,

 

I was unable to get that video driver to work  :(. Thanks for continuous help! 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

Here is the problem. The video chipset is a 4th generation HD. Intel does not offer an XP driver for the 4600. The closest I could find is for the 3rd generation 4000. You could try that but if it does not work, they I would say you are not going to get a video drive for XP on this computer.

 

One driver to try is here. Click on the hard drive icon and provide a junk email address. It has the same Vendor and Device ID as what you posted. The download link is from HP.

 

If that does not work then try the intel HD 4000 driver here.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:46 PM

Nope neither work for me John! Really appreciate the help you're probably spot on with the chipset being to high! Oh well no biggie just wanted to see if anyone could find one guess they are extinct lol   :rip:



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:08 PM

If the person still wants XP and the computer has enough RAM and CPU power I believe it would be possible using Virtual Box.

 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:11 PM

Ok i may try to offer that to customer! Thanks again John been a big help!






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