Re: No internet after swapping Vista to XP
> I just got a new HP Compaq Presario Desktop 3800+ because I was told
> that I can wipe out the Vista OS and install XP. Well, I used Parted
> Magic to erase the drive, and used the original XP install disk from
> my old computer. XP runs okay, but I can't get an internet connection.
> Using the same machine, I can connect to the internet fine using Vista
> or PC Linux. I have it set to autodetect DHCP, but I don't know much
> more about computers beyond that. What do I need to get an internet
> connection on XP?
> Thanks for any suggestions.
The Windows XP installation cdrom might not have the drivers for the
NIC. These are typically installed from an utility cdrom that the OEM
provides. Look for it. The manufacturers' driver files are typically
needed for the chipset, NIC, display adapter, sound card, etc.