My brothers desktop computer greatly struggles with the Windows Vista Home that it came with and he doesn't like it either. - I have installed a genuine copy of XP SP3 and I can see that it is already running better but, we're having problems connecting the ADSL up to the internet because the computer needs an ethernet driver.
Usering "Everest" I see that the ethernet inside is called:
RealTek RTL8202 Family PCI-E Fast ethernet NIC ( NDIS 6.0 ) [NoDB]
Going directly to the RealTek website: http://www.realtek.c...p;GetDown=false , I've downloaded the first programme and driver with the version 5.719 but, the computer still doesn't work the ethernet successfully.
This is a Compaq desktop computer that is roughly 2 years old. It's model number is " Compaq Presario SR5025-b ". All of the specifications with this model are still original apart from the fact that I increased the DDR2 RAM to 2GB which did help it run Vista slightly better.
I've e-mailed Compaq ( HP ) asking for help but, the response that I get makes me think that I'm talking to a brick wall. They don't offer me any suggestions and sign my e-mail address up for routine HP spam.
I was wondering if anybody could confirm if the driver and programme that I downloaded should have been correct for the RealTek RTL8202 or if I've made a mistake along the way.
Compaq didn't even give a backup DVD with Windows Vista for this package! But, if we can work a way around this then we will be very appreciative of the fact that we have a smooth running old computer that can access the internet.
Thanks for your time