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I just bought this dv9318ca laptop which comes with Vista installed thinking
I'd just wipe it and install XP - well, not a simple task - I've learned
that HP intends this to be used only with Vista and offers only a few
drivers for XP.  I think I've got the basics working on xp (I bought xppro)
though it was a struggle - what a bunch of hooey - I'm so used to desktop
pcs that work with anything as long as you install the appropriate drivers -
just finding what hardware is in the laptop is a challenge in order to go
from there to acquire the right drivers - sound card is now working (the
biggest challenge so far) - haven't been able to verify the wireless or the
modem or the audio connections - just getting it to hook up to the Internet
was a challenge to get it to see the network port.
Anyone have any advice or horror stories?
Dave.

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"Dave" <sylnd@yahoo.ca> wrote in message

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>I just bought this dv9318ca laptop which comes with Vista installed
>thinking I'd just wipe it and install XP - well, not a simple task - I've
>learned that HP intends this to be used only with Vista and offers only a
>few drivers for XP.  I think I've got the basics working on xp (I bought
>xppro) though it was a struggle - what a bunch of hooey - I'm so used to
>desktop pcs that work with anything as long as you install the appropriate
>drivers - just finding what hardware is in the laptop is a challenge in
>order to go from there to acquire the right drivers - sound card is now
>working (the biggest challenge so far) - haven't been able to verify the
>wireless or the modem or the audio connections - just getting it to hook up
>to the Internet was a challenge to get it to see the network port.
> Anyone have any advice or horror stories?
> Dave.

You should have probably found out exactly what the devices were when you
still had Vista on it... but too late for that, what does HP say they are on
their site.... (the Vista ones)?
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Cari (MS-MVP)
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows

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they were pretty generic descriptions - like "56k data/fax modem" or "10/100
ethernet" - but, in any case, history now ;-)

I did d/l some drivers from an older version machine 9013 that seem to work
ok sofar..
just thought of another device I didn't look for tho' - the Expresscard
port....

> You should have probably found out exactly what the devices were when you
> still had Vista on it... but too late for that, what does HP say they are
> on their site.... (the Vista ones)?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows

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I've got a Toshiba A105-9322 which has Expresscard/PCMCIA slots (one of
each) and it comes under Texas Instruments PCI-8x12/7x12/6x12 CardBus
Adapter in Device Manager.  There's also an entry under System Devices for
Mobile Intel(r) 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and Intel(R) 945GT Express PCI Express
Root Port.

I don't know whether that's of any assistance.  Do you know what the model
number of the notebook was just before yours was released..... you might
have a hunt round the HP website and see if you can work out what the
previous (XP) model was called and see if those drivers might help you out.
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Cari (MS-MVP)
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows

"Dave" <sylnd@yahoo.ca> wrote in message

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hmm - nothing shows up in the "devices" like this or any mysterious
unidentified devices...
since I don't have any cards to try it on, I think I'm gonna hafta wait
until I do in order to find out if it works...
maybe it's been included in some other driver set such as the audio/modem
etc...
it's not likely the same as PMCIA is it? but that's not there either..
I'll do some more digging.
HP has so many models, I have no idea what came earlier..
thanks.
Dave.

"Cari" <NewsGro@coribright.com> wrote in message

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> I've got a Toshiba A105-9322 which has Expresscard/PCMCIA slots (one of
> each) and it comes under Texas Instruments PCI-8x12/7x12/6x12 CardBus
> Adapter in Device Manager.  There's also an entry under System Devices for
> Mobile Intel(r) 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and Intel(R) 945GT Express PCI Express
> Root Port.

> I don't know whether that's of any assistance.  Do you know what the model
> number of the notebook was just before yours was released..... you might
> have a hunt round the HP website and see if you can work out what the
> previous (XP) model was called and see if those drivers might help you
> out.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)

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