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Windows XP on a HP


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Hey all...I am stuck,
A friend bought a HP tower only, we think it had windows XP Home Edition.
turned it on...and not one window or folder open anywhere and i mean anywhere.
this told me the drivers are not installed.
So I wiped it and installed windw Xp from Dell, none of the drivers will load,
(found out it won't work like that, so don't do)
I was turned over to the HP site for the drivers...
and man, I have no idea what drivers I need.
1..could someone tell me exactlly what drivers. ( do they go in order)
2.. if there is no OS W-XP, can I still install the drivers and then install windows
Thank U so much.
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No OS no drivers can be loaded.
How old is the system and what model is the HP?
Have you contacted HP with the model number to try and purchase the Recovery cd's?
Normally this would cost between 30 and 50 USD. Cheaper then 100 to 150 for a new XP okus it would have al the drivers for the system.
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Can I install windows XP and then try to reinstall drivers?
As far as I have read from HP.....

http://h10025.www1.h...;product=405460

now when I go to HP site for drivers...half of the drivers don't match.
And which is which.

This is the model..HP Pavilion desktop a510n tower.
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All drivers are HERE.
Scroll down and you will see a section marked Original Drivers
Mow in order to get these right you need ot install the drivers in the following order:
Chipset
Graphics
Lan
Audio
Then everything else after that.
Just a little advice. Once you have them all downloaded then burn them to a cd and mark it HP Drivers. That way you will have them just in case.
Now as far as the OS itself..If the XP you are asking about is not installed on any other system at the same time you can use it. If it is then you legally can not install it.
Just as a suggestion you might try contacting HP and asking them about purchasing the original Recovery cd's which would give you the OS and all the drivers then.

Edited by rshaffer61, 10 February 2010 - 06:25 PM.

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where is the "Lan".
and thank you rshaffer61.
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Lan would be the Network Adapter Driver
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I went to HP site looking for the network adaptr driver..
it is not listed.
This is the list I found...
audio drv
graphic drv
key bd,mouse dev
modem dev
bios
diagnostics
firmware
Op sys enhancmnt
Op sys enhancmnt and QFEs
Original drv
software
software internet access
software multimedia
update
and utility tools
These are all in the blue bars
which in each of these do I pick.
sorry for being a pain in the [bleep].
but i'm learning...Thanks
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Post 4 the link takes you to HP download. Scroll down to Original Drivers section. It is the 3rd driver in the list. below is the link for it if you can't find it again. The link will take you directly to the driver download.

http://h10025.www1.h...;product=405460

Edited by rshaffer61, 11 February 2010 - 12:43 PM.

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