[pcductape] Re: HP machine

  • From: Scott McNay <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Pam <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 21:22:50 -0500

Hi Pam,

Monday, May 17, 2004, 8:36:47 PM, you wrote:

P> Hi all,
P> I have an HP brand computer, about 2 yrs old, haven't booted it up yet to
P> see any specifics. It's currently running WinME and has one problem after
P> another. He brings it to me, I get it stablized, give it back and in a month
P> or 2 it's doing odd things again. I believe it is a combination of
P> inexperienced user, AOL, and WinME, and not a hardware problem. He asked me
P> to put a better OS on it and take him off of AOL and put him on a normal
P> ISP.  I don't want to try putting XP on it because he doesn't want to have
P> to replace a bunch of hardware that XP won't get along with, so we're going
P> to go with Win2000, still yet to be purchased.
P> Does anyone know of an easy/fast way for me to get a list of and locate the
P> proper drivers for all the hardware in an HP machine?

I suspect that the hardware is more likely to work with XP than with
2000; check before you buy...

Also, many 2000 drivers will work with XP.  Some ME drivers seem to
work with XP also, in a pinch.


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