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James Scroggins Feb 13, 2011, 02:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yesterday (2-13-2011) I finally downgraded my HP Laptop from crappy Vista to XP. XP loaded wonderfully, except I used a Dell version of XP, and now I am having no luck finding the correct driver(s) in order to connect to the internet as the Dell driver disk wasn't compatible.

The HP laptop has an enable/disable wireless switch on the front, which stays disabled regardless of the setting. All I need is internet access in order to finish updating everything, which is why this is so frustrating.

I am using this computer to take to college, and having internet access is something I need. I even have it hardwired and it still isn't able to connect, I hope I can resolve this issue soon, any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Edited: Feb 13, 2011, 03:14pm EST

 
>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
On the bottom of the laptop there is a white sticker with a serial number and a model number

It will be in the format kc353ua#aba ( or something similar )

Go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html

Click on "Download drivers and software (and firmware)" enter the model number ( with out the #aba ), and click on the little arrows to the right of the textbox....

Download and install your drivers

James Scroggins Feb 13, 2011, 03:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
Awesome, I will try this as soon as I get a chance, thanks so much.

James Scroggins Feb 13, 2011, 04:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
Ok, so I did what you suggested, I downloaded all the files there were and installed them, but when I tried to install the HP Wireless Assistant, it gave me this message:

HP Wireless Assistant cannot be installed on systems with .NET Framework version smaller than 2.0.

I assume I need to upgrade this, and will be searching online, but if anyone KNOWS a solution, let me know please.

Suspended User Feb 13, 2011, 07:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
Windows XP? Vista?

You need to run Windows Update

EDIT: WHy are you installing the Wireless Assistant?

It is nto needed for wireless....just the drivers

James Scroggins Feb 13, 2011, 07:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
I thought the wireless assistant was needed in order to connect. Regardless, I still cannot find a way to connect wirelessly or with an ethernet connection. I did find the solution to the .NET problem, I have 3.0 now, but it won't install without an internet connection, so I don't know what to do.

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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
James Scroggins said:
I thought the wireless assistant was needed in order to connect. Regardless, I still cannot find a way to connect wirelessly or with an ethernet connection. I did find the solution to the .NET problem, I have 3.0 now, but it won't install without an internet connection, so I don't know what to do.



Did you install the drivers for your network devices form the drivers page I told you to go to?

James Scroggins Feb 13, 2011, 08:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
Yes, I downloaded every driver on that page and installed them (it was nice to know that they were the exact drivers) and I still am not able to connect to the internet with XP. I had no issues with Vista (which is the default program that came on the computer). I am transferring files via flashdrive from my mac that I download.

Suspended User Feb 13, 2011, 10:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
James Scroggins said:
Yes, I downloaded every driver on that page and installed them (it was nice to know that they were the exact drivers) and I still am not able to connect to the internet with XP. I had no issues with Vista (which is the default program that came on the computer). I am transferring files via flashdrive from my mac that I download.


You should of let us know Vista was the original operating system

What is the model number for the laptop?

James Scroggins Feb 13, 2011, 10:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
I apologize about that, I didn't realize that was relevant.
The model I have is:
Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct
HP Pavillion dv6700 (elsewhere by warranty it says dv6704nr)
p/n:KC305UA#ABA

Suspended User Feb 13, 2011, 11:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
There are no drivers for XP.


You could try the Vista drivers, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Best option is to install Vista and get the drivers for it buddy

kOrny Feb 14, 2011, 12:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
James Scroggins said:
Yesterday (2-13-2011) I finally downgraded my HP Laptop from crappy Vista to XP.


kieranosaurusrex said:
You should of let us know Vista was the original operating system


;)

James,

Click start, then RIGHT click 'My computer' and then click properties. Click on the 'Hardware' tab and then click device manager. Please let us know anything that is listed under 'Other devices' (there will be a yellow exclamation next to the problem hardware). If you installed your network devices properly, they will show under network. They will likely appear under Other devices if you did not install them correctly.

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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
LOL

James Scroggins Feb 14, 2011, 10:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
The yellow question marks under "Other Devices" are:

Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus
Coprocessor
Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

*There are 2 Ethernet Controllers on this list.

kOrny Feb 14, 2011, 11:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 14, 2011, 11:55pm EST

 
>> Re: Problem Finding Correct Driver for HP dv6000 Laptop
Ok. It appears you have none of your correct drivers installed. Those devices will not work unless the correct ones are installed. Are you sure you downloaded the correct laptop model's drivers? Also, Vista drivers WILL NOT WORK with XP and I would make sure you are downloading the correct drivers for your OS version (32-bit / 64-bit).

After looking up your laptop's support page, I did not see any XP drivers. You can try to manually install each one (you will need to do a bit more research about the innards of your machine).

Otherwise, I recommend upgrading to Windows 7. It will save you the headache you are experiencing now and prevent any future headaches. XP is now 10+ years old and still has many security flaws / vulnerabilies. Windows 7 should automatically install your drivers and keep your system safe... and its WAY better than Vista (and XP for that matter).


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