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Windows 7: windows xp help!


16 Nov 2010   #1

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 
windows xp help!

hey everyone,
just recently, i dual booted my computer with windows 7 and xp.
Whenever i go on windows 7, the internet connection works fine and perfectly, but whenever i swtich to windows xp, the internt doesnt work at all. When i go on device manager, i see a lots of yellow question marks beside "other drivers" and one of them includes my pci modem.
My computers modem is connected to a linksys router wrt110 and that router is connected to the back of the tower. Now im wondering, what should i do to get the windows xp internet to get up and running?

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16 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You have to install the drivers in XP as well as Win 7. I had same problem.

Use XP 32bit or 64bit according drivers to your XP version.

It doesn't make sense until you realize the drivers are part of the OS not the hardware or bios.
The driver connects the OS to the hardware and you have two different OS's.

XP drivers go in XP just like the Windows 7 wasn't even there.

Mike
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16 Nov 2010   #3

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 

i need you to take me through the steps one by one cause i have no clue how to do that.
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16 Nov 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You installed the drivers in Windows 7 right?
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16 Nov 2010   #5

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 

yes i did, my windows 7 works perfect... the way i want it to, not my xp though :/
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16 Nov 2010   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Where did you get the driver for the modem from in Win 7?
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16 Nov 2010   #7

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 

well back than when i upgraded from windows xp to windows 7, it automatically transffered. and before that i dont know how :/
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16 Nov 2010   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Okay. You will need the make and model number of your modem.

While on Windows 7,
Find the driver on the net and download it to an easy spot to find. XP-32 bit driver. If your XP is 32bit. Say the desktop.
Hopefully you have a Flash drive?
If you do copy file/download to the flash drive.

Reboot into XP. Copy driver to XP desktop from flash drive. Then install driver.
Then you will have to set up to dial and or connect to your ISP as you did in XP before or Windows 7 when you installed it.
Once you get on line you can then get the rest of the drivers and get Microsoft updates for XP.

Mike
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16 Nov 2010   #9

windows vista 32 bit home basic
 
 

lol dont worry man i got it solved. All i had to do was go to dell and look for my computer, install this thing and bam it worked. I forgot what it was but it was under connection. I saved it on usb and put it on my desktop and ran it and the browser started to work. Now i just using windows update to do the rest of the work for me thanks anyways for your help and support
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16 Nov 2010   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I didn't know what you had since you had not listed a model or anything.

Glad you have it working.

Mike
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