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Windows 7: Motherboard

30 Jul 2012   #1
Gurthang

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Motherboard

Apologies for the banality, but I am unable to spot what motherboard is installed on my brand-new HP pavilion G6-1365SL laptop. I need it in order to check if the manifacturer provides drivers for XP pro.

Can anybody explain me where to look for the motherboard? I looked under Control Panel - System and Security - System - Device Manager. I found all other relevant devices there (video card, hard disk etc.), but I can't identify the name of the motherboard.

All help appreciated!


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30 Jul 2012   #2
TypeR

Windows 7 x64
 
 

One option is to download and install this:-

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Then click on the mainboard tab. This should give you the details you need.
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30 Jul 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Belarc Advisor is another good one to use as well...plus it list all your hardware and software including product keys if you ever need them.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.
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30 Jul 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Aside from the chipset, there's little you'd need to know about the motherboard for compatibility. It's the rest of the components that matter. You may run into difficulties, though, if the laptop is brand new. You have to remember that XP is well over a decade old....so support is next to nonexistent.

Are you having an issue that makes you think rolling back to XP is the solution?
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30 Jul 2012   #5
Gurthang

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

@ Deaconfrost

It is not a matter of compatibility; I need to identify the motherboard's producer to visit its site and see if they have the drivers for XP.

As to the reason for downgrade... lots of my programs won't run on Win 7 64 bit. I tried all possible means and they still don't work.

I can hardly believe Microsoft released an OS utterly adverse to software released just a few years ago. Even programs created under Vista don't run or even install on my laptop. What a s ..............
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30 Jul 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What are some of the examples? Aside from older, 16 bit programs from many years ago, I haven't come across anything that doesn't run. Besides, if it's a relatively now laptop, you can always virtualize XP and not have to worry about tracking down old drivers.

Don't fall into the trap of just bashing Microsoft and Windows 7 rather than trying the usual quick solutions.
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30 Jul 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Gurthang,
Just name one program that you have that does not run under Win 7.

We can help you.

But to your question:

Both SPECCY and SIW (links in my signature) will give you the info you seek.
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30 Jul 2012   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

From what I see here, HP doesnt provide win XP drivers. Alot of newer machines dont offer full backward compatibility that far back on drivers, since XP is not longer sold.
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01 Aug 2012   #9
Gurthang

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

@ Deaconfrost:

Viva Pinata is a good example of a program that installs perfectly on XP pro and won't install on my new Win 7 Home Premium 64bit laptop. I tried all possible compatibility modes (the game was made for XP SP2 and VISTA), and then I followed all suggestions offered in the following discussion:

Unable to install Viva Pinata error: OX80040702. Impossible to - Microsoft Answers

Yet the program still refuses to install. Do you have any idea on what could be done that I havn't already attempted?
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01 Aug 2012   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gurthang View Post
@ Deaconfrost:

Viva Pinata is a good example of a program that installs perfectly on XP pro and won't install on my new Win 7 Home Premium 64bit laptop. I tried all possible compatibility modes (the game was made for XP SP2 and VISTA), and then I followed all suggestions offered in the following discussion:

Unable to install Viva Pinata error: OX80040702. Impossible to - Microsoft Answers

Yet the program still refuses to install. Do you have any idea on what could be done that I havn't already attempted?
Microsoft believes it's compatible with both 32 and 64 bit Win7:

Windows 7 Compatibility for Microsoft Viva Pinata: Microsoft. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Some problems don't occur if you run the game's installer with admin privileges, but I suppose that you've already tried that.
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