So, if you want to start working on it, you need to install an OS. I have the exact same laptop model but I am unable to install XP from the XP installation CD, the keyboard does not work when I enter installation mode. Kindly check the link to know more about Issues regarding downgrading to or installing Windows XP in HP-Compaq systems Neither Zyxware Technologies, nor HP-Compaq can give you a guarantee that these drivers will work perfectly in your system. Click on Start and select Run. From the number of reclaimable bytes that is listed, determine how much space you would like to allocate to Windows Vista. Here is the link for the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture Driver that need to be installed before installing the audio driver: Please click the given link or copy and paste it to a new browser to download the files.

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Click Next and then click Have Disk. After that continue with audio installation.

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xxp Select “Install from a list or specific location” 3. Here is the link for the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture driver that need to be installed before installing the audio driver: I have downgraded my os from Vista to XP.

Conexant High Definition Audio Driver: Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected.


Here is the link for downloading Network card drivers: HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

If ever you install XP, you will find it difficult to get drivers as they are not easily available online.

Open Device Cimpaq and right click “Ethernet controller” and select update driver.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs – Dual Boot: Adding Windows Vista to a Computer with XP

Thank you for the reply in anycase! Conexant CX Modem Driver: If you need any drivers for Windows Vista it will be available in the HP website itself.

You may also want to keep Windows XP as a backup operating system until you become more familiar with Windows Vista. Drivers for Vista are given in the company’s website.

Turn on the computer with the Windows Vista installation disc in a drive. It comes with a pre-installed FreeDOS. I am unable to use my audio and modem device on XP, however its working flawless in Vista Comoaq The prices for Lenovo laptops Y series and N series have been announced.

Conexant High Definition Audio Drive: Then select “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install”. The prices and specifications overlap a bit but they have some exceptionally good high end laptops. Restart the notebook when the installation is complete. Here is the link for Microsoft UAA driver link: We have xl our best to simplify the installation process for the drivers.

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Compaq Presario V3828AU Laptop Chipset Driver for Windows XP

Please copy the entire link starting from “ftp” to “exe” and paste it in the address bar of the browser in your computer and press enter. Click Next and then click Have Disk. After the installation is completed, you should reboot your system.

You can either click or copy the v3828a link and paste them onto a new driver to download them. In order to install the High definition audio copmaq we must install Microsoft HD driver. Select “Install from a list or specific location” 3.

Compaq Presario VAU Windows XP Drivers | Laptop Software

Ignore any errorrs you receive and proceed with the installation. If you choose to cancel diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the chosen media.

Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted. Thanks a million men, very garteful. This machine comes without an Operating System.